- Aug 6, 2020
Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, raised eyebrows this weekend when he said the next step for the Vatican and China would be to establish formal diplomatic relations and spoke of a possible future papal trip, yet experts say official ties are still a long way off.
Governors from eight Amazonian states in Brazil and Peru meeting at the Vatican agreed that the Amazon is threatened and called for a “green economy” that would allow people to generate income without destroying the forest.
A worldwide network of 2,000 Catholic religious sisters marked the 10th anniversary of its efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery July 29.
Two senior prelates and close allies of Pope Francis signaled Wednesday there will be no retreat in the fight to resist climate change.
A leading commentator on the Church in China said a Vatican official’s proclamation that the Communist state “is the best implementer of the Church’s social doctrine” is making “a laughing stock of the Church.”