The Holy Father asked for prayers as he prepares for the five-day journey.
The theme of the Holy Father’s message for the International Day of Persons With Disabilities is friendship with Jesus.
O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Arabia and our Patroness! To you, we offer up our prayers for the needs of the Church here and throughout the world.
The French president met privately with the Holy Father on Nov. 26 before heading into discussions with officials from the Vatican Secretariat of State.
The Holy Father said that the commission’s task will be “to ascertain and verify the full and immediate application of the reform of the process of matrimonial nullity.”
The apostolate SOS Calvaires, founded in 1987 in western France, seeks to preserve the Catholic monuments, oratories and chapels that dot the French landscape.