In a new interview, the pope said someone had recommended he make a visit to Antarctica the next time he’s in Argentina.
The two prelates are returning to China because of “pastoral needs,” a Vatican spokesman said Monday.
Israel Defense Forces announced Monday that 199 Israeli hostages, including children, are being held by Hamas.
Hundreds of delegates took a break from their discussions of synodality to visit the catacombs of St. Sebastian and St. Callistus on Oct. 12.
Mother Maria Grazia Angelini claimed that St. Paul “inserted himself into a ‘non-ritual’ female liturgy” when he arrived in the city of Philippi in Macedonia.
Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa has urged Catholics to organize times of prayer with Eucharistic adoration and recitation of the rosary.
Some 130 Israeli hostages were taken by the militant Islamist group Hamas during its attack on Israel last weekend.
Synod on Synodality delegates elected this week the members of a commission who will supervise the drafting of a “synthesis report.”
Patriarchs representing many Eastern Catholic Churches chanted prayers and processed up to the basilica’s Altar of the Chair.
Before the attacks, the U.S. government had been involved in negotiations with Israel and Saudi Arabia working toward establishing formal diplomatic relations.
The Synod on Synodality’s official regulations no longer allow Synod delegates to share their personal interventions with the public.
Speaking at a reception on Oct. 5, Ambassador Matthew Lee underlined that “Taiwan will do whatever we can to remain on the road of peace.”
The basilica will also host weekly candlelight rosary processions at 9 p.m. each Saturday in the month of October.
Pope Francis underlined that “the primary task of the synod” is to “refocus our gaze on God, to be a Church that looks mercifully at humanity.”
Hundreds of synod delegates are meeting in a retreat center in Sacrofano, 20 miles north of Rome, for the three-day retreat ahead of the synod opening Oct. 4.
Episcopal mottos are selected when a Catholic priest is consecrated as a bishop and are traditionally found at the base of his coat of arms.
The bishop of Hong Kong, who will be made a cardinal in the consistory this weekend, spoke to CNA about his vision for evangelization in mainland China.
Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, 60, is originally from Detroit and will assist 74-year-old Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron in the administration of the archdiocese.
As the publisher and activist awaits a December trial, human rights groups have published an open letter calling on the U.K. prime minister to take action.