- Jan 16, 2021
Praising the fidelity of Eastern Catholics, Pope Francis also urged them to be more active in the search for Christian unity, especially unity with their Orthodox counterparts.
Cardinal Nasrallah Butros Sfeir, an outspoken and feisty personality who also played a key role in shaping the country’s post-war politics, died in a Beirut hospital two weeks after he was admitted suffering from a chest infection.
After a brief, whirlwind trip to Skopje, Pope Francis issued a summons to young people and consecrated, telling them to look to Mother Teresa as an example to keep dreaming, and of how big things can come in small packages.
When representatives of Eastern Churches gather this week for a 3-day anti-abuse summit at the Vatican, many will bring with them the experience of living at war for years, an experience one leading Greek Catholic Bishop says increases the risk for abuse.
Jesuit Father Robert Taft, who died Monday at 86, was one of those unforgettable characters who make Rome what it is.