- Aug 10, 2020
Senators in Pope Francis’s native Argentina rejected the legalization of abortion early Thursday, in a vote many observers defined as “historic.”
Up and down Argentina, Catholic leaders and the grassroots are speaking out against a proposal to decriminalize abortion.
In a lengthy pastoral letter, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Mario Poli, says he was moved to consider a diocesan synod following the pope’s groundbreaking speech in October 2015 on the fiftieth anniversary of the institution of the synod of bishops in Rome.
With a strong media focus on Pope Francis and the Church’s reaction to Donald Trump, it’s sometimes easy to forget Catholicism is a worldwide faith of 1.2 billion people. Here’s a roundup of issues facing the Church around the world, from Venezuela and Argentina to Israel and the UK.
Pope Francis’ handpicked successor in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has delivered a thinly disguised punch against the country’s former left-wing president, making a public reference to a corruption scandal involving one of her ministers and four consecrated lay women often mistakenly called “nuns.”