The Orthodox leader is marking the 30th anniversary of his election.
The process will open simultaneously in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Cyprus.
He was speaking at a press conference presenting World Mission Day 2021.
The Amazon synod’s final document called for the new body to be created.
A decree issued by the archbishop of Catania came into full effect this month.
He was speaking on the feast of the patron saint of doctors.
When a 26-year-old Nigerian girl was first forced out on the streets of Italy by her traffickers, she was told: “You have to start smiling.”
Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.
Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle, which took place in his homeland.
He was speaking at his weekly general audience.
Fifteen-year-old Carlo Acutis died within a week of being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, offering his suffering for the pope and for the Church. Following his beatification on Oct. 10, 2020, his doctors and hospital chaplain recalled their memories of his final days.
The blessed’s tomb has drawn more than 117,000 visitors.
As the Soviet Union was disintegrating 30 years ago, St. John Paul II appointed apostolic administrators for the pastoral care of Latin Rite Catholics based in Moscow and Siberia.
He was speaking at an interreligious gathering in front of the Colosseum.
St. Irenaeus is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.
The Dubai Expo is the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East
The report estimated that 216,000 children were abused by priests and religious over 70 years.
The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience.
Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain representatives gathered at the Vatican.