- Elise Harris
- May 8, 2019
Speaking to journalists on board his flight from Skopje to Rome Tuesday, Pope Francis offered an update on the debate over women deacons, telling journalists the study he launchd two years ago is inconclusive, and the topic needs further study.
Jean Vanier “didn’t just work for the least of us, but also for those who, before being born, there is the possibility of condemning them to death,” Pope Francis said Tuesday.
After a brief, whirlwind trip to Skopje, Pope Francis issued a summons to young people and consecrated, telling them to look to Mother Teresa as an example to keep dreaming, and of how big things can come in small packages.
After paying a brief visit to Mother Teresa’s shrine shortly after landing in Skopje Tuesday, Pope Francis hit out at fake news during his homily, saying the spread of disinformation makes people prisoners to disgrace.
When Pope Francis landed in Skopje, North Macedonia Tuesday, he offered a different tone than his visit to neighboring Bulgaria, praising the nation for their welcome of migrants and refugees after many were left stranded following the close of the border in 2016.
During his last night in Bulgaria, a nation whose recent past is marked by communist persecution, Pope Francis urged members of the country’s various religious communities to make dialogue and mutual understanding a new “code of conduct” in pursuing peace.