- Jun 2, 2020
Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, says Pope Francis will bring a message of hope to Ireland amid mounting scandals regarding clerical sexual abuse.
Ireland’s top archbishop said the people will want “more” than an “expression of sorrow” about clerical sexual abuse when Pope Francis visits the country next week.
The issue of LGBT families has dogged the ninth World Meeting of Families since it was revealed that an image of a gay couple was edited for a preparatory booklet, and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell’s comments on gay families were deleted from a video.
Ireland’s two leading prelates speak out against the country’s decision to legalize abortion.
As Ireland voters head to the polls this week to consider changes to the country’s robust abortion protections, lay leaders are adamant that Ireland is a safe country for pregnant women and children.
Ireland can expect “a very liberal abortion regime” if the country votes to repeal its constitutional protections for the unborn child on May 25, according to the Archbishop of Armagh.