The hostages range in age from 8 months to 48 years. Of the 17 hostages, all but one are American citizens; the other is Canadian.
More than 60 peers spoke against the bill during the debate.
Archbishop Roche underlined that the translation of liturgical texts is “a great responsibility” because “the revealed word can be proclaimed and the prayer of the Church can be expressed in a language which the people of God can understand.”
The Pope offered participants what he called three “road signs” as they walked “boldly along the road to hope.”
“In my many years of having the privilege of celebrating the Sacraments in the Diocese of Lake Charles, I have been continually struck by the tender devotion of the faithful,” said Bishop Provost.