When Pope Francis embarks on his apostolic trip to Thailand, he will have the assistance of a translator: his second cousin, a nun--who has worked as a missionary there for the last 50 years.
"If Pope Francis is needed, we should add him.”
Baptisms in Quebec have significantly declined in since 2012 and there's no indication the trend will reverse.
Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the church's official teaching.
Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, La., chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, speaks during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore Nov. 13, 2019. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
The document, titled "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love—A Pastoral Letter Against Racism," sold out its first 2,000 copies eight months after it was printed and was recently sent out for a second printing.
The conference, titled "Promoting Digital Child Dignity—From Concept to Action," brought together religious leaders, academics, policymakers and tech industry leaders from around the world.