These appointments are a further indication of the pope’s determination to give more responsibility to women in the Vatican in positions that do not require ordination.
Pope Francis: “In the next few weeks, I invite you to tackle together the pressing questions that the pandemic has brought to the fore, social ills above all.”
“Let us pray for the victims, for their families; and let us pray for Lebanon so that it might face this extremely tragic and painful moment and, with the help of the international community, overcome the grave crisis they are experiencing.”
Maximino Caballero Ledo has extensive experience as a finance leader with Baxter International, a Fortune 500 American health care company.
The only reports of Mr. Scalfari’s long conversations with Francis have come from the elderly journalist, who does not record or take notes.
Cardinal Lacroix explained that he decided to speak out because, as the government slowly seeks to reopen society following coronavirus lockdowns, “millions of believers from the different faith communities in the province of Quebec feel betrayed, ignored, by the authorities."
After reciting the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, the pope praised a cease-fire accord in Ukraine and asked young people not to leave the elderly “by themselves” during the pandemic.
Former Vatican ambassador to stand trial in Paris on charges of ‘sexual aggression’ against four men
Pope Francis instructed the Vatican to remove Archbishop Luigi Ventura’s diplomatic immunity in July 2019. The archbishop will now have to respond to his accusers at a trial in November.
Cardinal Angelo Scola, the runner-up in the last papal conclave, has come out strongly against those, especially within the church, who frequently and increasingly attack Pope Francis.
Vatican publishes handbook for bishops and religious superiors to guide response to abuse allegations
The handbook contain the most up-to-date norms and practices that bishops and superiors of religious orders should follow.