In 2017, Pope Francis ordered reforms of both the order’s religious life and its constitution.
Amid a build-up of Russian troops on the border of Ukraine, Pope Francis called last Sunday for a day of prayer for peace on Jan. 26.
Father Jackson, formerly pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Providence, was arrested on Oct. 30 by the Rhode Island State Police after an investigation by a Rhode Island computer crimes task force.
“While these tests can help parents prepare for the arrival of their child, we are concerned that they could be a predatory financial windfall for manufacturers and directly result in the termination of innocent human life,” said lawmakers in a letter to the FDA's acting commissioner.
The study is projected to launch this spring and continue for three to five years.