- Jan 23, 2021
Pope Francis told Jesuits in Romania that tensions and struggles within the Church have left it wounded and that the only path forward is through humble dialogue, not futile arguments.
People need to walk together in harmony to build a more fraternal world, Pope Francis said, reflecting upon his recent trip to Romania.
The obvious question for Pope Francis in his latest news conference was something like: “Last October, you pledged a ‘thorough study’ of the McCarrick case. Especially in light of this week’s news, when can we expect the results, and, based on its results, will anyone be held accountable for failure to act?”
“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.
On Sunday in Romania, Pope Francis beatified seven bishops of the Eastern rite church who refused to abandon their faith under the communist dictatorship, which wasn’t overthrown until 1989.
Pope Francis calls Catholics in Romania to “weave the threads of tomorrow” while at the Marian shrine of Sumuleu Ciuc.