- Dec 5, 2019
Africa’s top prelate has hit back against the notion that clerical sexual abuse is a purely western problem, saying it happens on his home turf too, though he also pressed for Pope Francis’s newly minted reporting mechanism to be broadened to cover local issues.
Visiting a violence-plagued African nation, Pope Francis Thursday was greeted by young people chanting “reconciliation.”
Inspired by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and her “Fridays for Future” protests, a young couple in Germany is launching a “Sundays for Life” campaign, inviting everyone to take to the streets every Sunday for about 30 minutes on behalf of unborn children and their mothers.
The eternal city is pretty used to invasions, having experienced numerous cases of raids and sacks, not to mention the yearly incursion of tourists. But this summer a different kind of troop will come to Rome: Over 5,000 scouts will arrive August 3 flaunting pro-European and pro-Christian sentiments.
As Africa’s bishops contemplate this week what their priorities will be for the foreseeable future, one proposal under strong consideration is the creation of a special office for youth apostolate.
Catholic young adults felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, and they will do whatever they can to make sure their voices continue to be heard, said a youth minister from New Zealand.