- Sep 19, 2020
The funeral on Friday in Valtellina, Italy, for Father Roberto Malgesini was a testimony of how he lived: Modest, simple and – just as the family wanted – private.
Pope Francis reminded elderly and ill priests that they need not be afraid of suffering because Christ is always there to help them carry that cross.
A restoration of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Madonna and Christ has uncovered previously unknown details, including the artist’s tool marks, that had been hidden under centuries of dust and wax.
Without God’s help, it is impossible to bear the tragic loss of a young life, Pope Francis said.
Both Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the pope’s most senior aide, and British Archbishop Paul Gallagher, head of the pope’s diplomatic service, have been on the road trying to carry the pope’s message in the absence of his physical presence.
Written by an Italian journalist and food critic named Carlo Petrini, the new interview book with the pope is called Terrafutura, or “Future Earth,” with the subtitle, “Dialogues with Pope Francis on Integral Ecology.”