- Nov 26, 2020
One of Pope Francis’ top collaborators and a future papal contender, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Vatican said Friday.
A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the Middle East on Thursday at the start of an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in one of Asia’s biggest religious events.
The social action arm of Archdiocese of Manila was among organizations responding in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that struck the southern Philippine region of Mindanao Oct. 29.
Normally Pope Francis tries to stay out of direct involvement in Italian political affairs, but in a recent debate over a proposed law that would afford citizenship to the children of immigrants by virtue of birth in Italy, the pope and other Catholic leaders have dropped the pretense of being non-political and made their support for the measure clear.
At his weekly audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis will kick off a “Share the Journey” campaign, aiming to promote a culture of encounter between migrants and refugees. In response, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have called for a National Week of Prayer and Action.
Cardinal Tagle at WYD in Krakow encouraged young people to seek the answers that will bring love to a violent world. One way the cardinal suggested was to “get out, tell every stranger you meet that they mean so much to you.”