- Jun 23, 2021
On the feast of St. Francis, Oct. 4, leaders of world religions or their representatives will meet at the Vatican and in Rome to draft a statement to government leaders who will gather in Scotland in November for COP26, the U.N. climate summit.
Even in the rush to recoup losses due to the global pandemic, governments must work for the benefit of all and avoid implementing measures that further isolate the poor and the vulnerable, Pope Francis said.
A Rome court has strongly backed Vatican prosecutors in their pursuit of an Italian businessman accused of bilking the Holy See of millions of euros in a London real estate deal
After issuing revised guidelines for preparing for the next world Synod of Bishops, leaders of the synod’s general secretariat held online meetings with the presidents and general secretaries of national and regional bishops’ conferences.
Jesus is always praying for each and every person, desiring that his word would help people in their lives and that they never would feel alone, Pope Francis said.
Promoting the holistic development of everyone requires conversion, “and especially decisions that convert death into life and weapons into food,” Pope Francis said.
People with disabilities were often overlooked and faced discrimination in various health care policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias says the Church was trying to “answer present-day needs” when it revised the section on canon law dealing with penal matters.