- Jan 25, 2020
A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Francis on Saturday noted that God’s priority is the “salvation of all,” and urged all Christian communities to leave partisanship aside and open themselves to “the good of all,” much like God took flesh to embrace the whole human race and died for the salvation of all.
The Vatican on Saturday urged Iraqi President Barham Saleh to guarantee the safety of Christians and ensure they have a future place in the war-battered country.
Monsignor Kevin Irwin believes that liturgy can aid priests in having the smell of the sheep.
With fake news becoming ever more sophisticated, people need the wisdom, courage and patience to discern and embrace constructive stories, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of six religious priests and brothers and seven laypeople who were killed in the 20th century “in hatred of the faith,” clearing the way for their beatification.