Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown has criticised Catholic “harshness”, saying that it “can make faith in Jesus hard to take seriously” and “actually works against the spread of the Gospel”.
“Chatter is a plague more awful than Covid! Let us make an effort: no gossip”, Pope Francis urged in his catechesis at the Angelus on Sunday.
Maintaining the COVID-19 health protocols, Pope Francis received in audience only eight members of the flat-sharing association Lazare on 29 May at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, on the occasion of the organisation’s 10th anniversary.
Demonstrators have come out in large numbers across the United States to protest against the death of African-American man George Floyd in police custody.
An Italian Church reform group has criticised the revival during the coronavirus of “problematic and ecumenically unfortunate” indulgences.
“Mercy, mercy, please, forgive”. Pope Francis made this appeal to the world today in his Wednesday General Audience, a plea he said was the cornerstone of his ministry as pontiff.
“There is no land more beautiful to gain than peace renewed with a brother or sister”, Pope Francis said today in his catechesis at the General Audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican, an occasion on which he warned, too, that while “meekness gathers, anger separates”.
Francis said at the morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday that God the Father’s love for us extends even to Jesus’ death on the Cross.