The encounter will take place as part of the Catholic Church’s celebration of the 5th annual World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on Sunday, Nov. 14.
As the diocesan phase of the ambitious two-year project begins, many Catholics are either wholly unaware of the “synodal path” or unsure of its significance.
The Pope, speaking about the present synod, has said that the synod is “not about gathering opinions, no … it is about listening to the Holy Spirit.”
The bishops’ religious freedom committee has launched a “Beauty Heals” campaign of short videos as a response to church vandalism.
A group of 17 medical professionals claim the mandate violates the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.