- Jul 5, 2020
The Vatican says Pope Francis has been informed about an appeal launched by a group of Catholics in Poland urging intervention into cases where bishops have continued to cover up for priests who sexually molest children.
The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, publicly supporting a proposal to establish a national day in Italy to commemorate the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives to COVID-19, said formally remembering the dead is important.
People must use this time of the coronavirus pandemic to rediscover the importance of small, concrete gestures of affection and care toward others, Pope Francis said in a new interview.
A columnist for the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference says the pope’s friendship with a 93-year-old journalist who sometimes puts words into his mouth is a healthy challenge to the “catholically correct.”