- May 28, 2020
For a little over a year, from May 2016 to July 2017, Bishop Bruce Myers of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec lived with Cardinal Gerald Lacroix. It was a unique kind of ecumenical dialogue.
Around 40 Syrian refugees arrived in Rome on Tuesday as part of a humanitarian corridor created by the Community of Sant’Egidio, often known in the Francis era as “the pope’s favorite movement.”
In the wake of a gunman’s attack on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo Dec. 29, killing at least nine people, a U.S. bishop urged Catholics to “pray for peace in Egypt and the Middle East and for all victims of religious and political hatred.”
The idea that the pope, as the “first bishop” of the church, has a leadership role that other bishops do not is an especially large stumbling block for Eastern Orthodox Christians, but one that the Catholic and Orthodox churches are committed to discussing.
In an open letter Dec. 15, a group of 20 Catholic bishops and other religious leaders described as “deeply troubling” the movement today “to enforce the false idea — that a man can be or become a woman or vice versa.”
In another sign of the Vatican’s positive approach to marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant reformation, the Vatican’s Philatelic and Numismatic Office on Nov. 23 released a postage stamp featuring Martin Luther and one of his closest collaborators. The stamp features Luther and Philip Melanchthon, considered the first systematic