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Pope Francis meets the journalists during an airborne press conference aboard the airplane directed to Rome, at the end of his pastoral visit to Congo and South Sudan, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. (Tiziana Fabi/Pool Photo Via AP)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis hit out strongly against the way people have sought to manipulate Benedict’s death. “People who instrumentalize such a good person, [a man] of God, almost I would say a holy father of the church, have no ethics,” he said. “They are of a party, not of the church.”
FaithScripture Reflections
Jill Rice
Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs, by Jill Rice
FaithScripture Reflections
J.D. Long-García
A Reflection for Saturday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time, by J.D. Long-García
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis is on an ecumenical pilgrimage for reconciliation and peace with Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury; and Iain Greenshields, the moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
A demonstrator holds a placard reading “Tradition & Customs Catholic Church cares for tradition! Maintain many traditions! Such as abuse!” during a protest in front of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.
FaithNews
OSV News
The Catholic Church in Germany has so far paid more than $43.5 million (40 million euros) to victims of sexual abuse, German Catholic KNA agency has reported.
FaithNews
Judith Sudilovsky- OSV News
In a statement condemning the attack against a Christian site—the fifth in Jerusalem in five weeks—the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land said it was following the incident “with concern."