- Jan 22, 2021
During an ecumenical and interreligious prayer liturgy for peace Tuesday, Pope Francis issued an appeal to fraternity as a remedy to war and conflict, insisting that love is what allows room for brotherhood to happen.
Pope Francis’s social encyclical sees the need for human fraternity as more than just an abstract concept, but as a concrete path toward peaceful coexistence in a world fraught by war, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
“To me, it’s surprising that some people, some journalists and also some members of the Church, take all this as if it were some sort of ideological campaign by Pope Francis,” said Spanish Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot.
Don Alessandro Maria Minutella is a strong traditionalist who now aspires to lead what he calls the “Catholic resistance,” forming a “small remnant” who spurn the “false Bergoglian church” (a reference to Pope Francis’s given name) and declare their allegiance to Pope Benedict XVI
ROME – Yesterday was a special day of universal prayer for healing from the coronavirus proposed by the “Higher Committee for Human Fraternity,” a body formed in the wake of Pope Francis’s 2019 trip to the United Arab Emirates, and the “Document on Human Fraternity” he signed there along with
At a time of global “tragedy and suffering” because of the coronavirus, and in view of the long-term impact it will have, believers of every religion should beg mercy from the one God and father of all, Pope Francis said.