- Apr 13, 2021
Pope Francis on Sunday denounced racism, likening it to a virus that lurks in waiting and only to emerge and show that “our supposed social progress is not as real or definitive” as people think.
Though it’s still unclear how an April 20 tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump saying he would “suspend immigration into the United States!” will manifest itself in policy, some blamed him for trying to scapegoat immigrants as a way to divert attention from the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the day that Cardinal George Pell was acquitted by Australia’s High Court on charges of sexual abuse, Pope Francis opened his daily Mass by praying for “all persons who suffer an unjust sentence because of intransigence.”
Pope Francis announced in 2019 that the Catechism of the Catholic Church would be updated to include a definition of “ecological sin.”
A Catholic priest in Spain had to apologize for calling feminists a “herd of sows” on Twitter. He has deleted the messages, but the screen captions of them continue to circulate online.