- Oct 31, 2020
Corruption is an “ancient evil” that continues to plague the Catholic Church in different ways, Pope Francis said.
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in Italy and the government rolls out tighter restrictions, the Vatican is also taking steps to stop the spread, including the suspension again of all public papal events.
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of five men and four women, including four 20th-century martyrs killed in Brazil, Turkey and Italy.
A group of indigenous peoples in southern Argentina has illegally occupied land belonging to the Diocese of San Isidro.
Due to restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis will celebrate the feast of All Souls with a “strictly private” Mass at a Vatican cemetery.
By asking to be baptized with other penitents in the Jordan River, Jesus placed himself among those who recognized themselves as sinners, Pope Francis said.