- Jul 9, 2020
Pope Francis has sent retired Pope Benedict XVI his prayers and condolences for the death of his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.
Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys’ choir, has died at 96.
Pope Francis believes that the human person is not immune to crises but always impacted by them. Being better or worse after each one, he’s often said, is “up to us.” With that in mind, the Vatican’s COVID-19 coronavirus crisis task force is identifying what needs to be changed.
A leading expert in the field of child protection has said that the Catholic Church still has a long way to go in terms of acknowledgment and awareness of the issue, noting that the pope’s environmental encyclical Laudato Si in many areas of the world is more visible than safeguarding efforts.
Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See.
True love is not defined by preserving one’s personal interests but by willingness to sacrifice oneself for the good of others, Pope Francis said.