- Mar 2, 2021
Bishop Antonio Stagliano, whose diocese is centered in the Baroque tourist town of Noto in Sicily, said Thursday he’s prepared to hire lawyers and go to court to try to have the Pokemon Go app banned in order “to preserve the social stability of the men and women in his region.”
Pope Francis snuck out of the Vatican on Monday for a drive, a walk in the woods and lunch with an Italian bishop at a small convent. St. John Paul II regularly left the Vatican unannounced. Such private escapes seem to be much rarer for Pope Francis; at least, they have not been reported.
The Obama administration is attempting to point out and reduce blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world in an effort to promote freedom of religion.
As operations to retake the militant-held city of Mosul ramp up, Iraqi Christians displaced from the area by the Islamic State group say that even if the militants are defeated militarily, the country will not be safe for minorities, including the once-prominent Christian presence in the region.
Practicing patience can be a great virtue, said Auxiliary Bishop Joseph N. Perry of Chicago in his homily at the Aug. 7 closing Mass of the African National Eucharistic Congress in Washington. The vast majority in the congregation were Africans, although there was a smattering of curious or befuddled non-blacks.
On Sept. 4, Pope Francis, who has spent this jubilee year preaching about mercy, will canonize Mother Teresa, who traveled the world to deliver a single message: that love and caring are the most important things in the world.