Aware that a coup appeared to be imminent, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the archbishop of Yangon, speaking on Jan. 25 issued “an urgent, fraternal appeal for peace and reconciliation.”
Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Cupich, who criticized fellow U.S. bishops for confrontational approach to Biden
Vatican sources suggest that Pope Francis would have been keen to talk with Cardinal Cupich about the situation in the United States following the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
These were the first such suicide bombings since June 2019 and came on the eve of the pope’s planned visit to the country on March 5-8, a visit that now is under serious question.
Pope Francis sends greeting to President Biden, contrasting with sharper message from head of U.S. bishops
In a message to the second Catholic president, Pope Francis prayed that Joe Biden would work to heal the divisions in U.S. society and promote human dignity and peace around the globe.
The Australian government’s international financial watchdog, Austrac, said it overestimated bank transfers from Vatican City to Australia over the past six years by more than $1.5 billion dollars.
Both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 after the Vatican started vaccinating its employees and residents Jan. 13.
Pope Francis calls on Americans to promote reconciliation and protect democracy after the Capitol attack
Pope Francis is “deeply concerned” about the situation in the United States and is praying for peace and harmony in the country.
In a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said he was “astounded” at disorder at the U.S. Capitol. He also said he would get the Covid-19 vaccine next week and that “everyone should be vaccinated.”