- Dec 2, 2020
In 1978, the year when the Catholic Church saw not one but two conclaves to elect a pope, one Argentinian cardinal was floated as a potential pope.
People gathered in Trier’s cathedral the evening of Dec. 1 to pray for the victims of a lone attacker who plowed his SUV into Christmas shoppers, killing five people and seriously injuring about a dozen others.
It was clear through the 2020 election cycle that the Catholic vote wasn’t a monolith, what was surprising for some was that was also true for young and Latino Catholic voters that some pundits assumed would overwhelmingly support Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
While sin may distort and disfigure the image of Christ that every person bears, it does not completely erase it, nor does it remove people from God’s abundant mercy, Pope Francis said.
Retired Archbishop Henri Teissier of Algiers, who dedicated his life to interreligious dialogue and the pastoral care of Algeria’s small Catholic community, died Dec. 1 in Lyon at the age of 91.
When Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa makes his first entrance into the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as patriarch, he will continue the balancing act of representing everyone in the Holy Land.