- May 30, 2020
Over 300 cloistered religious women obtained the permission by Pope Francis to attend a conference addressing the overhaul of contemplative life introduced by the pontiff. While some sisters welcomed the novelties with joy, others struggle to put its principles into practice.
To express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, the city of Venice was illuminated in red light Tuesday night.
Pope Francis will visit Romania in 2019, according to Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, president of the Romanian bishops’ conference.
The bishops of Poland published Monday a statement on the sexual abuse of minors by some clerics, asking forgiveness of the victims and calling for action, prayer, and penance.
“I can’t apologize for something that didn’t happen,” said José María Martínez Sanz, a former teacher at the Gaztelueta school in Spain, a day after he was sentenced to 11 years in jail for sexually abusing a minor.
The Archdiocese of Berlin took Pope Francis’s call to participate in World Day of the Poor to a new level by hosting a festive banquet for the city’s poor in St. Hedwig’s Cathedral.