Political leaders from the United States and Great Britain decried the sentencing of the three activists.
Cardinal Angelo de Donatis, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome, composed a prayer of entrustment to Mary for Catholics to say from home on the solemnity.
The new figures, released Nov. 19, revealed that the Catholic Church lost 31,772 members in 2019, equivalent to 1.1% of the total membership of the Catholic Church in Switzerland.
The debate over the charter and the “French values” it contains continues following at least three suspected Islamist terrorist attacks during 2020.
The group of cardinal advisers, referred to as the C9 for its original nine members, was established by Pope Francis in 2013, with the aim of revising the text of the 1988 apostolic constitution Pastor bonus.
At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis marked the 40th anniversary of the death of four missionary women, including two Maryknoll sisters and one Ursuline nun, who were raped and killed in El Salvador by paramilitaries during the civil war.