- Jun 23, 2021
Committing to the pilgrim’s path has for centuries been a source of renewal for those willing to put their lives on hold and spend days, weeks or even months crossing Spain along the Camino de Santiago, a journey that takes hikers to the reported burial place of the apostle St. James.
Pilgrims who embark on the long journey of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela remind others of the spiritual journey all Christians make through life toward heaven, Pope Francis said.
Observers say it’s unclear why the two churches in Santiago, the national capital – the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the parish of the Carabineros, Santiago’s police force – were targeted.
Pope Francis sent a letter of gratitude to a Spanish teen with an intellectual disability after the 15-year-old traveled more than 60 miles along the famed Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
Beginning the process of restoring normal governance to the dioceses of Chile in the wake of a massive clerical sexual abuse and cover-up scandal, Pope Francis named archbishops for the archdioceses of Santiago and Puerto Montt.
Inés San Martín gives a roundup of Church news from Latin America.
Bishop Celestino Aos Bracco may have few of the benefits of the post as leader of the Archdiocese of Santiago in Chile, but he certainly has its headaches.
“Signing decrees is not enough,” said Bishop Celestino Aos of Santiago, Chile, which faces a mammoth clerical abuse crisis. “If it was, I’d be signing them already. We need to change hearts.”