- Dec 12, 2019
“History tells us that Christians too, including Catholics, are not strangers to such evil. I would like to ask your forgiveness for this,” Pope Francis said while telling Romania’s gypsies that he’s sorry for their mistreatment.
As secularism mounts in Western Europe, Central and Eastern European countries still hold on to faith.
Three female ambassadors from different parts of the world and of different religious beliefs all agree that the Vatican is a pretty cozy place for women diplomats, but they also concur that when it comes to the role of women in the decision making process inside the Church, there’s still a long way to go.
In a powerful reflection on BBC radio drawing attention to what he calls the ‘evil persecution’ of Christians and people of other faiths driven from the Middle East, Prince Charles has also urged a policy of welcome to refugees.
Created in 2011, the annual Ratzinger Prize is designed to honor outstanding theological work in the spirit of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI, and this year for the first time one of the recipients is an Orthodox Christian.