- Oct 21, 2018
The Global Compact on Refugees was signed in 2016 and it along with another compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration are both expected to be adopted by the United Nations at the end of 2018. Both agreements have been strongly supported by Pope Francis.
Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is considered a rising star among the American hierarchy.
Caritas Congo says an ongoing Ebola outbreak in the country is worrying, after at least 211 cases have been recorded with at least 135 people dying of the disease.
Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Ireland, has been hanging around with Pope Francis a lot lately, both in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families and now in Rome for the Synod of Bishops.
While the clerical sexual abuse crisis did not dominate discussions at the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said it was discussed, and everyone in the room clearly believed the crisis has to be dealt with.