- Jul 9, 2020
Bishops in Argentina asked for “humility and unity” in the face of the country’s multiple crises, including the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, a risk of of defaulting on the national debt and growing polarization in society.
Augusta Ngombu had been orphaned as a child. Exploited and abused by a family member, she fled her home and ended up as a prostitute in the streets in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, where over 50 percent of the population lives in extreme poverty.
A lawyer for Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, appointed by Pope Francis to a Vatican post amid charges of sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement, told Crux that the Church process against Zanchetta is “almost over” and that he’s confident the bishop’s name will be “cleared.”
Public liturgies were suspended throughout most of Latin America in March to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, and ever since there have been campaigns to “bring back the Mass,” and discussions between bishops conferences and governments to see if churches – and other houses of prayer – can be opened.
According to the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ukraine, surrogate motherhood allows for “international child trafficking” and they have now urged for the practice to be banned.
A year ago, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the head of Pope Francis’s charitable office, became the pope’s Robin Hood when he broke the law to help those most in need.