The blood “is not an oracle to consult and even less a city horoscope whose function is to predict misfortune or fortune for the city,” one archbishop said.
Synodality isn’t “a chapter in an ecclesiology textbook” or a “fad or a slogan to be bandied about in our meetings,” the pope has emphasized.
“With the prophecy of martyrdom, the Korean Church reminds us that we cannot follow Jesus without embracing his cross,” Pope Francis said.
The general secretary of the synod has asked for prayers from all Catholics around the world for the upcoming session of the Synod of Bishops.
In June, Maria Campatelli published a letter defending Rupnik against “a media campaign based on defamatory and unproven accusations.”
For hundreds of years, the town of Montemaggiore Belsito has marked the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with a solemn procession.
The “Rocky” actor met the pope in the Apostolic Palace together with his brother, his wife, and their three daughters.
The newly rediscovered documentation references more than 4,300 people hidden by 100 women’s religious congregations and 55 men’s religious congregations.
“We expressed to the pope everything that our faithful in Ukraine and throughout the world entrusted us to convey to His Holiness,” the bishops said.
“People, we too like scandal... But you don’t see the forest that is growing every day,” Pope Francis said.
On Sept 11, Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández will assume the position in Ladaria's place as prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Pope Francis blessed a new charity called the “House of Mercy” on his last day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
All Catholics are invited to join in nine consecutive days of prayer leading up to the beatification of the Ulma family, who were killed in 1944.
The pope’s follow-up environmental document will be released on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
“Kateri Tekakwitha’s life shows us that every challenge can be overcome if we open our hearts to Jesus,” Pope Francis said.
He also said businessmen and businesswomen can contribute to the common good through job creation, especially for young people.
The pope will travel approximately 5,600 miles to Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian capital, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4.
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.