Cardinal Christoph Schonborn speaks about Amoris Laetitia and family life ahead of addressing the "Let's Talk Family: Let's Be Family" conference in Limerick, Ireland.
The former head of the Vatican's doctrine office denied reports claiming he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences in doctrinal matters.
As head of a new Vatican department, Cardinal Farrell is in a position to bring lay people into positions of leadership in the church.
The 83-year-old cardinal died unexpectedly in his sleep July 5 while on vacation in southern Germany.
This appointment ensures that the C.D.F. is rowing with and not against the pope on key issues, including the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia,” synodality and cooperation with the commission for the protection of minors.
The laypeople were the experts—the ones who live the challenges of family life every day—at the San Diego synod responding to Pope Francis' “Amoris Laetitia."