- Jan 20, 2021
Pope Francis told priests in Mozambique that it’s possible to “find the incentive needed to respond with the same generosity and concern as Mary,” particularly regarding a crisis in the priesthood.
Visiting a violence-plagued African nation, Pope Francis Thursday was greeted by young people chanting “reconciliation.”
“Peace is like a delicate flower, struggling to blossom on the stony ground of violence,” Pope Francis said during a visit Thursday to Mozambique, a country torn apart by a civil war from 1977 to 1992 and still struggling with violence.
Pope Francis’s latest trolling of American conservatives is likely to cement the antagonism, guaranteeing a permanent source of resistance to pretty much anything Francis says or does from an influential segment of the American Catholic population.
Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa.
Pope Francis is opening a three-nation pilgrimage to southern Africa with a strategic visit to Mozambique, just weeks after the country’s ruling party and armed opposition signed a new peace deal and weeks before national elections.