- May 24, 2020
Speaking to the press about a highly unusual vote of confidence in the pope given by his Council of Cardinals, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said, “We didn’t want to make a great drama but it was time to repeat that we support the pope and we are together with him.”
Some have interpreted the decision to send American Cardinal Raymond Burke to Guam to preside over a sexual abuse trial as a punishment for the outspoken prelate, but Burke has denied that interpretation in a new interview with Italian TV.
When Pope Francis talks about immigration and building bridges not walls, many react by asking “What is he doing about it?” Here’s a sampling of a few of the most recent initiatives being made by the Vatican to either help migrants or those living in countries at war.
Pope Francis will visit All Saints Anglican Church in Rome to mark the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Anglican parish community in the heart of the Eternal City. The pope will take part in the blessing and dedication of an icon to celebrate the church’s anniversary.
Visiting a state run university in Rome, Pope Francis set aside his prepared remarks to talk instead “from the heart,” answering questions about the threat migrants pose to Europe’s Christian identity and the historic presence of violence in the world.
“Together, athletes and helpers show us that there are no obstacles or barriers which cannot be overcome,” Pope Francis told representatives of the Special Olympics World Winter Games. “You are a sign of hope for all who commit themselves to a more inclusive society.”