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.
The organizers of this year’s scaled-down march selected “fatherhood” as a key theme of the event.
“The Lord wanted your birth despite all the problems there were… when we found out about you, we loved you and wanted you with all our heart.”
The Pope urged pilgrims gathered in the square below to ask themselves whether they were truly committed to serving the neglected or simply sought “personal gratification” like Jesus’ disciples on that occasion.
Thomas, only the second Black Supreme Court justice, delivered the Tocqueville Lecture at the invitation of the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.