- Sep 22, 2020
Italy’s Ministry for Health announced Monday that it had formed a new commission for elderly care in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and that the Vatican’s top official on life issues, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, had been tapped as its president.
With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark’s devastating April 2019 fire that also toppled its spire.
The funeral on Friday in Valtellina, Italy, for Father Roberto Malgesini was a testimony of how he lived: Modest, simple and – just as the family wanted – private.
Cologne Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki warned that the Synodal Path reform project could lead to a “German national church.”
Market Garden was a disaster for the Allies in World War II. An attempt to invade the Netherlands was stopped by the Germans. Of the 15 British and 3 Polish chaplains involved in the operation, 3 were killed and 10 were taken prisoner.
The director of Greece’s Catholic charitable organization said the situation on Lesbos island remains tense after a fire at a refugee camp left at least 12,000 homeless.