- Dec 14, 2019
Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, was among 18 people who packed the reception area of a federal facility in Cedar Rapids, keeping vigil as Alejandro Guzman checked in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Polish authorities on Friday arrested a far-right leader and plan to charge him with public incitement of hatred against Jews, officials said.
A British bishop said he was relieved by the election defeat of political parties committed to liberalizing Britain’s abortion laws, but he was “not particularly enthused” by the Conservative Party agenda. A British cardinal called for a fresh start “in more ways than politics.”
Pope Francis was to mark his 50th anniversary as a priest Friday by paying homage to his spiritual father, a fellow Argentine Jesuit whose teachings on popular piety and discernment have had an enormous influence on the papacy.
Pope Francis’s 2019-20 Christmas season celebrations will include the usual liturgies and traditions.
The Christmas season is a time to reflect on what life is all about, Pope Francis told an international group of performers.