Bishop of Stockholm Anders Arborelius welcomes as necessary 8-person limit on public liturgies, while Bishops in France protest over “completely disrespectful” 30-person cap
“We must reassess our concept of ‘progress’ within the context of eco-justice to achieve a more equitable world for all”, insist representatives in manifesto
“Today the Church tells you, she tells us: ‘Use what God has given you and look at the poor'”, Francis insists at Angelus
Francis expresses closeness to people of Central America, hit by a violent hurricane, and issues call to “peace and stability” in Libya and Ethiopia
Urges member states of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to implement Pope Francis’ integral ecology, “an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded and protecting nature”
In the Angelus today, Pope Francis asked the European Union and the United Nations for solutions to the “serious socio-political and economic crises” afflicting Syria and neighbouring countries, urging leaders to “think of the fact that there are small children who are hungry, who do not have anything to eat”, and to hasten to make peace.
In his greetings to the Spanish-speaking faithful at this morning’s General Audience, Pope Francis prayed for “strength and support” for Mexicans after a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the country’s Pacific coast June 23, killing at least six and seriously injuring dozens more.
“Human, Christian and pastoral closeness” to all those affected by the earthquake and the coronavirus epidemic is what Cardinal Archbishop of Zagreb Josip Bozanic expressed March 23 in a video message transmitted by Croatian radio and television.
“The Holy Family is in solidarity with all families worldwide obliged into exile; it is in solidarity with all those constrained to abandon their land because of repression, violence and war”, Pope Francis said Sunday.