The pope also approved the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini.
The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
Archbishop Paul Gallagher prayed at a former mass grave site in Bucha during his Ukraine visit.
The pope paid tribute to ‘his distinguished and far-sighted leadership in the service of the nation.’
‘I’m in debt to people with disabilities,’ said Cardinal Grech. ‘One of them led me on the path of a priestly vocation.’
The jubilee year will last until May 2023.
The papal biographer said the Vatican ought to realize that ‘appeasement of communist regimes never works.’
Over one hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and life-threatening pregnancy. The child would grow up to be St. John Paul II.
May 13 marks the 105th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary in Fatima.
Cardinal Parolin said: ‘I would like to express my closeness to the cardinal who was freed and treated well.’
While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that wrought unprecedented human carnage, an Angel of Peace appeared with a message.
The 90-year-old cardinal was arrested and bailed under Hong Kong’s national security law.
‘We have always upheld the rule of law,’ the diocese said.
‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’
The pope was speaking at his general audience.
More than 60 journalists have issued an appeal to Pope Francis.
Pope Francis will preside over the first canonizations in more than two years on May 15.
Bishop-elect Michael G. Woost is a priest of the Cleveland diocese.
"In anticipation of our pilgrimage of peace this coming summer, we look forward to visiting your great country.”
Pope Francis said that the liturgy should not be “a battleground” for “outdated issues.”