Pope Francis “normally” meets with victims of abuse on Fridays, and “sometimes this is known and sometimes it is not known.”
Pope Francis, U.S. bishops offer prayers after another act of “horrifying evil” in Florida school shooting
“With God’s help, we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its manifestations.”
This makes one hope for a world in which conflicts are resolved peacefully through dialogue and mutual respect, as sport also teaches.
In the period in between their two meetings, the Turkish leader squashed a weak attempt at a coup and has imprisoned thousands of opponents.
Pope Francis has called for a "special day of prayer and fasting for peace in the world" on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, particularly for peace in the conflict-stricken nations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.
Mary McAleese, who has a gay son and has criticized the church’s position on L.G.B.T. issues, was invited to participate in a panel discussion on women in church governance.