Pope Francis concluded his condolence telegram by entrusting “to the maternal protection of the Virgin Mary” Cardinal Falcão, his loved ones, colleagues, and Catholics of the Brasília archdiocese.
Following the ruling, Catholic Social Services reached a settlement with the city, and could once again help make placements of foster children on Friday, Sept. 24.
This year, WYD will be celebrated at the diocesan level on the Solemnity of Christ the King with the theme “Arise! I make you a witness of what you have seen,” inspired by Jesus’ words to St. Paul recorded in Acts 26:16.
Following his election as CCEE president, Archbishop Grušas is expected to play a significant role in the continental stage of the two-year process leading to the synod on synodality.
Speaking from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Francis said sometimes Catholics, instead of having humble and open communities, “can give the impression of being the ‘top of the class’ and keeping others at a distance.”