- Jun 2, 2020
At a time of increasing urbanization, the “irreplaceable importance” of forests is being “taken for granted and underestimated,” the Vatican’s secretary of state said Sept. 23 at a high-level meeting at the United Nations.
The unlikely big winner in Italy’s political chaos seems Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, a previously obscure law professor and a strong devotee of Padre Pio who comes out of the center-left circles around the late Italian Cardinal Achille Silvestrini.
The Church in Africa needs courageous Catholics who will become involved in the continent’s challenges, said participants at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.
A migrant vessel defied Italian populist leader and docked in Lampedusa cheered on by Christian priests and prelates.
Plaintive pleas and rousing, rhythmic recognitions of God’s goodness filled the air at Rome’s main synagogue as Israeli and Vatican officials celebrated 25 years of formal diplomatic relations.
During his homily inaugurating the gathering of papal envoys at the Vatican, Cardinal Parolin presented the “best credentials” for their role. While former nuncio and papal-accuser Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò was not in attendance, he wasn’t being silent.