Pope Francis suggested that young people can use the “inventiveness of love” to “send a hug” to an elderly person in their community by making a phone or video call, sending a card, or making a visit when safety measures allow.
Prosecutor Pierre Sennes said in a statement that the volunteer had confessed to the examining magistrate on July 25 to lighting three fires in the cathedral.
Signed by Pope Francis June 29, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the instruction promotes greater cooperation among different parish communities, emphasizing the need for the parish to be inclusive, evangelizing, and attentive to the poor.
Amiens is the largest cathedral in France, with an inner volume twice the size of that of Notre-Dame de Paris.
The pope said that Grocholewski’s service and work in the Vatican had provided a “witness of priestly zeal, loyalty to the Gospel, and to building up the Church.”
With nearly 1.9 million COVID-19 cases, Brazil has the second highest number of recorded pandemic fatalities in the world after the United States.
The Holy See has repeatedly raised this concern for more than a decade regarding the use of the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in UN statements, arguing that they have no “clear and agreed definition in international law.”
Pope Francis offered Mass at his residence to mark the seventh anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa.
A new report names Australia as one of the primary locations where Iraqi Christians emigrate, with at least 139,000 moving there since 2007.
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres first called for a global ceasefire on March 23 with Pope Francis echoing this appeal the following week.