The pope’s private conversation with members of the Society of Jesus was published Aug. 28 by the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica.
“Behind every addiction there are concrete experiences, stories of loneliness, inequality, exclusion, lack of integration,” Pope Francis said.
The cardinal’s health had been in decline since suffering a stroke in December 2022.
“We are not alone on the path of life, because Christ is with us and Christ helps us to walk,” Pope Francis said Sunday.
The pope addressed delegates of the Council of Europe member countries who signed the 2022 Vienna Declaration in Support of the Rule of Law at the Vatican.
Bishop Michael Warfel will be automatically succeeded by 57-year-old Bishop Jeffrey Fleming, coadjutor bishop of Great Falls-Billings.
Neither the Vatican nor the U.S. Department of Defense provided information about the Aug. 21 audience in the Apostolic Palace.
The pope said with this new writing he is updating Laudato Si’ to cover current issues.
Pope Francis published a letter to mark the 30th anniversary of the martyrdom of Blessed Giuseppe “Don Pino” Puglisi.
“This is what God is like: He is love, and the one who loves does not remain rigid,” Pope Francis said.
The president was accompanied by his wife of 23 years and three young adult children.
Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda was named on Aug. 15 as the first archbishop of the new Archdiocese of Osaka-Takamatsu.
Marina Aleykseyeva, a Ukrainian pilgrim, said “it was unbelievable” how many people stopped them on the streets to say they were praying for Ukraine.
The U.N. Refugee Agency estimates that 2,175 people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea in 2023.
“The powers of evil that frighten us, that we cannot master, immediately take on smaller proportions with Jesus,” the pope said.
Last week at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, pilgrims had opportunities to learn from and dialogue with people of other faith traditions.
Pope Francis on Aug. 10 also accepted the resignation of Cardinal-Patriarch Manuel Clemente, who has led the patriarchate since May 2013.
The controversy centers on a complex debate about which direction the priest should face when celebrating the liturgy.
A young couple from Seattle braved the long flights and big crowds to experience World Youth Day in Lisbon with their firstborn.