- Oct 27, 2020
The sanctions the Vatican imposed against Luis Fernando Figari, the whistleblower Pedro Salinas said, amount to a “golden exile, where he can live comfortably with all his needs taken care of.” As a layman, Figari was not subject to the same defrocking punishment used to sanction abusive priests.
Talking at a Vatican sponsored meeting which called for the universal right to safe and accessible drinking water, Pope Francis also cited “troubling” statistics from the United Nations which indicate that each day, a thousand children die from water-related illnesses.
Pope Francis on Friday said that in thinking about divorce and remarriage, the key issue at the heart of debates over ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ the important thing is to abandon a legalistic obsession with what’s permitted and what isn’t, and instead strive to integrate divine justice with divine mercy.
A Vatican sponsored meeting of policy experts, government officials, religious leaders, scholars, and development and social justice advocates met to discuss a multidisciplinary and all-engrossing call for the universal right to safe and accessible drinking water.
After earthquakes destroyed the livelihood of local producers and farmers in central Italy in 2016, Pope Francis instructed his almoner, Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, to purchase large quantities of food from the region to feed the homeless.
The Torah “manifests the paternal and visceral love of God, a love shown in words and concrete gestures, a love that becomes covenant,” Pope Francis said during an audience with longtime friend and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, adding that the word covenant in itself “is resonant with associations that bring us together.”