- Dec 6, 2019
French Bishop Philippe Jean-Charles Jourdan has some big shoes to fill: At the age of 45, in 2005, he was appointed as the apostolic administrator of the Church in Estonia and became only the second bishop in Estonia since the Protestant Reformation.
Despite the pain and suffering they have experienced, Catholics in the Baltic states can take hope in the steadfast care of the Virgin Mary, as depicted at the Gate of Dawn in Lithuania, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Listen and seek, Pope Francis said during the last homily of his trip to the Baltic states, and warned against the dangers of power and consumerism.
While visiting Estonia, Pope Francis called for the Church to be converted and answer young people’s call for change.
ROME — Pope Francis is heading to the Baltic countries this weekend amid renewed alarm about Russia’s intentions in the region it twice occupied for decades. Francis’ 25th foreign visit comes a quarter of a century after St. John Paul II made the first papal visit to the former Soviet
Pope Francis will travel to the eastern periphery of Europe to honor a faith that withstood a Nazi invasion and five decades of communist dictatorship and now is striving to help people live in freedom as authentic disciples of Christ.