Authorities have positively identified Father Otis Young, a local Catholic priest.
Another criticism is that the new law aims to establish up to 16 classes of families.
The delegation took part in a solemn Divine Liturgy presided over by Patriarch Bartholomew in St. George’s Cathedral in Istanbul, where Cardinal Sandri read the Pope’s letter aloud.
The occasion was a requiem and special commemoration of Archbishop Erik Valkendorf, who died in Rome 500 years ago on Nov. 28, 1522.
Pope Francis’ Spiritual Life Tip: A Daily Examination of Conscience Helps to Avoid Repeating Mistakes
Pope Francis’ advice was part of his tenth catechesis in a weekly series on spiritual discernment, which he began at the end of August.
The RFMA represents one of the first legislative responses to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of ‘Roe v. Wade’ in June.