- Sep 18, 2020
Catholic and Orthodox leaders condemned the bulldozing of memorial crosses at a site of communist-era mass executions.
On April 11 Rome’s famed “Scala Santa,” known in English as the “Holy Stairs,” one of the city’s most treasured relics, was unveiled after undergoing nearly a year of restoration.
The life of Venerable Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager on the road to sainthood, showed that young people could use the power of social networking and communications with “creativity and even genius,” the pope said in his exhortation Christus Vivit (“Christ Lives”).
Spain’s Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Catholic priest for the sexual abuse of two 12-year-old boys.
While a Spanish bishop faces a government investigation for allegedly promoting “conversion therapy” for gays, Pope Francis drew a rebuke from the Spanish civil guards policing the country’s immigration fences.
At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s altar.