The Church in Malta has committed to a five-year grassroots “process of ecclesial renewal”, inspired, it said, by “Pope Francis’ insistence that the Church must initiate life-giving processes in a spirit of discernment and constant dialogue”.
Pope Francis warned the world today in the Angelus “do not celebrate victory too soon” over COVID-19, as he denounced that in Brazil on Friday “one person died every minute” from the illness.
In a vigil against racism Friday night in the Roman Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Irish-American cardinal and Vatican official Kevin Farrell urged Christians to work for a “reconciled and fraternal humanity” in the wake of protests in the US and around the world over the latest show of police brutality and systemic injustice in the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd.
The civil unrest seen across the United States following the killing of George Floyd brings to the fore the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous observation that “a riot is the language of the unheard.”
A theologian has proposed the Church overhaul the idea of a Sunday Mass “obligation” incumbent on Catholics.
At the start of Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, Pope Francis prayed for the victims of the novel coronavirus.
Pope Francis has issued a warning to businesses over the coronavirus crisis, cautioning them “it’s not the time to fire people, it’s the time to welcome them”.