The Vatican is ready to renew its deal with China. Privately, officials admit they’re walking a tightrope.
Vatican officials have publicly defended the agreement with enthusiasm. Privately, they are more sober in their analysis.
Pope Francis called on protestors to express their demands “peacefully” and appealed to government leaders to meet their "just aspirations."
Cardinal Tagle tested positive for Covid-19 on his arrival at Manila airport Sept. 10. He showed no symptoms, but is now in isolation.
Pope Francis: “A virus that does not recognize barriers, borders or cultural or political distinctions must be faced with a love without barriers, borders or distinctions.”
The new encyclical will bear the title “Fratelli tutti” and it will be released on the feast of St. Francis on Oct. 3.
Between 2007 and the publication of “Laudato Si’” in 2015, Pope Francis “underwent a journey of conversion, of conversion of the ecological problem. Before that I didn’t understand anything.”
Pope Francis concluded: “We do not come out from a crisis the same as before. We either come out better or worse. We must choose. Solidarity is the way to come out better.”
In his message for the sixth World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis also called for "the cancellation of the debt of the most vulnerable countries."
Pope Francis: “Last Tuesday’s catastrophe calls everyone, beginning with the Lebanese people, to work together for the common good of this beloved country.”