- Oct 30, 2020
SHKODER, Albania — Human bones, old shoes and deteriorating priest collars fill cardboard boxes in the office of Franciscan Brother Vincenzo Foca, an Italian who lives and works in Shkoder. The “relics” belong to Catholics killed under Albania’s previous Communist, staunchly atheist regime, Foca explained to Catholic News Service on
Three Franciscan friars must stand trial on charges linked to their role in supervising a religious brother accused of molesting more than 100 children.
Pope Francis is one of the world’s most inspiring figures. There are passages in his new encyclical on the environment that beautifully place human beings within the seamless garment of life. And yet overall the encyclical is surprisingly disappointing. Legitimate warnings about the perils of global warming morph into 1970s-style