Despite calls to isolate and limit travel, many US bishops have called home their seminarians at the North American seminary in Rome.
Pope Francis will accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin.
Matteo Salvini’s uses — and abuses — of religious symbols haven’t failed to attract attention. Some consider them comparable to the politicised Evangelicalism found in the US, while others see them as merely a populist ploy to appeal to the masses.
In the face of hatred, fear, and division, Pope Francis called Sunday on the Christian communities of the Mediterranean to recognise the inherent unity of the region’s multiculturalism.
In an unexpected outcome, Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation stays silent over the question of ordaining married deacons, instead shifting attention to the need for greater “inculturation” of the Church’s message in the Amazon region.
National populists argue for Catholicism’s “inherent” nationalism and Euroscepticism as the American and European far-right seek to expand their influence.