- Jul 4, 2020
At a time when many within the Catholic Church are at odds with each other, Pope Francis on Sunday said that Jesus wasn’t “using nice turns of phrase” when he called upon those who follow him to “love your enemies.”
Visiting the Southern Italian city of Bari, Pope Francis on Sunday demanded government leaders protect minorities, particularly Christians.
According to a leading figure striving to help South Sudanese leaders to make good on their promise to form a transitional government as part of a peace deal that has been several times delayed, all parties involved are making good progress.
Their convent is surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall, but the Comboni Sisters told visiting bishops they are trying to build bridges of peace rather than walls.
Days after the assassination of influential Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by the United States, Pope Francis issued an appeal for peace and calm amid what he said is an “air of tension” felt in many places throughout the world.
Three major themes, all among the top priorities of Pope Francis’s pontificate, were front and center during his foreign trips in 2019.