The congress, dedicated to “The Wisdom of the Cross in a Pluralistic World” is part of a Jubilee year marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Passionist order.
Abortion has been illegal in San Marino since 1865.
The Holy Father urged leaders to put the welfare of victims ahead of seeking to defend the Church’s reputation.
The bishop wrote his letter to assist his clerics who are receiving requests from parishioners seeking “religious exemption” from mandatory vaccination for COVID-19.
Under the new order, Catholics attending liturgical celebrations at the Vatican will be an exception to the vaccine rule. People will be allowed to access a liturgy “for the time strictly necessary for the conduct of the rite,” while also following distancing and masking rules.
The organizers of this year’s scaled-down march selected “fatherhood” as a key theme of the event.