- Apr 11, 2021
Cardinal Marian Jaworski, a close friend of St. John Paul II and former Latin-rite archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine, died Sept. 5 at the age of 94.
Every pope over the last seven decades has supported nuclear disarmament, so there’s nothing novel in Francis doing the same.
There’s a sizeable share of Catholic opinion, which isn’t restricted to the Vatican or the Australian bishops but which has a significant footprint at the grassroots all around the world, which has been convinced from the beginning that Pell is innocent and which will remain so today.
When Pope Francis convenes a summit of religious leaders next Tuesday in Assisi, it will be the fifth time a pope has done so, beginning with St. John Paul II in 1986, marking a revolution both in how Catholicism engages the world and in the role of the papacy as the chairman of religious moderates everywhere.