- Feb 21, 2020
The feasts of All Saints and All Souls were a time of hope on one hand, but sorrow on the other. And yet, they are twins of a single truth.
Today Pope Francis visits Laurentino cemetery on Rome’s southern outskirts, which in 2012 opened a “Garden of Angels,” over 700 square yards dedicated to the burial of children who were never born — either because of miscarriages or due to medical procedures, including abortion.
Saints are not just the well-known men, women and young people on the liturgical calendar, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.
Halloween is an opportunity for Catholics “to express in every detail of our observance the beauty and depth of the feast of All Saints,” said Bishop David A. Konderla of Tulsa.