“We need a solution that guarantees the rights of the two sides; we really need an authoritative Palestinian leadership,” the bishop of Bologna said.
“This is not about ideology but about an experience rooted in the apostolic tradition,” says the letter inviting the faithful to play a larger role in “decision-making.”
Mosaic artist Father Marko Rupnik, who has been accused of serious abuses against women, was dismissed from the Jesuits in June.
Pope Francis reaffirmed the impossibility of women becoming priests, or even modern Church deacons, in an interview for a book released Tuesday in Italy.
Synod on Synodality delegates in Rome this month are participating in a “conversation in the Spirit,” a method of communal discernment.
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 59-year-old Polish Bishop Grzegorz Kaszak of the Diocese of Sosnowiec over poor management of scandals.
Tradition “was a major point of discussion at the Second Vatican Council,” Father Ormond Rush said Monday.
“It’s intense but it’s good work,” Father Ivan Montelongo told CNA this week about his participation as one of 11 delegates representing the U.S.
The simple, 25-minute prayer service took place in a quiet St. Peter’s Square in front of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz’s “Angels Unawares” sculpture.
Cardinal Michael Czerny made his assessment one day after Synod delegates were presented with a theologian’s sweeping vision for the hierarchical Church.
The next stage of the Synod on Synodality opened Wednesday with a call to focus on authority, decentralization, and the co-responsibility of the laity.
“As a woman, I’m not focused at all on the fact that I’m not a priest,” Renée Köhler-Ryan said at a press briefing Oct. 17.
Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen spoke Oct. 15 with the Holy See’s foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, about the situation in Israel and Palestine.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also called “The Little Flower,” was a French Carmelite nun who died in 1897 from tuberculosis at the age of 24.
“If we have the courage to look at our current reality as a Church, it won’t be hard to see how the Evil One is at work,” Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu said.
Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Bamenda, Cameroon, said at an Oct. 12 briefing that the Synod on Synodality is “a chance for the voice of Africa to be heard.”
Like the synod assembly participants, the lunch guests were asked “what they expect from the Church,” Paolo Ruffini told journalists Oct. 11.
Eucharistic adoration, liturgies, and moments of silence all signal the importance of prayer in the synodal process.
The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has called on the synod to discuss sexual abuse this month.
The pope called Father Gabriel Romanelli, pastor of Holy Family Church, the only Catholic Church in Gaza City and in the Gaza Strip, Oct. 9, AgenSir reported.