- Sep 22, 2020
Spanish Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz has been confirmed by Pope Francis as the new leader of Opus Dei, following his election by an Opus Dei congress to the role. Ocáriz, 71, is a long time consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and performed key tasks under Pope Benedict XVI.
Communities need to be saved from “corruption, extortion, the illegal trafficking of drugs and weapons, the trafficking of human beings, including so many children who are reduced to slavery,” Pope Francis said during an audience January 23.
As Donald Trump was being sworn in Friday, Pope Francis was warning against political “saviors” who promise to solve a crisis and end up destroying their people. The pontiff also spoke on China, his own critics, liberation theology, and Vatican corruption in an interview with the Spanish paper ‘El Pais.’
God forgives and forgets the faults of repentant sinners, Pope Francis said during morning Mass. “Sometimes I like to think — joking with the Lord a bit — ‘You don’t have a very good memory.’ It is God’s weakness that when he forgives, he forgets,” he added.
Do you prefer a comfortable, easy and quiet life or will you allow your heart to “feel the battle” and help Jesus be victorious? This is the question the pope asked on January 19 during his early morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.