- Jan 17, 2020
Among other things, Paul VI showed the world that even popes wrestle with existential doubts, and that holiness and heartbreak can go hand-in-hand.
Pope Francis prayed at the tomb of Pope Paul VI on Sunday after Italian Bishop Marcello Semeraro celebrated a Mass for the 39th anniversary of the death of Blessed Pope Paul VI in the Vatican Grottoes under St. Peter’s Basilica. The late pope’s encyclical ‘Populorum Progressio’ has been a cornerstone of Francis’s Vatican reform.
While speaking at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Populorum Progressio,” Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila said that Catholics must foster a “point of encounter” with migrants based on the things that humanity has in common, such as the aspiration for fullness of life.
During a Vatican conference marking the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on integral human development, “Populorum Progressio,” Pope Francis said that the Catholic approach to development cannot be understood without upholding the dignity of the person against any form of exploitation.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, opened the conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical “Populorum Progressio,” a social encyclical on development.