New legislation rejects religious exemptions. Catholic bishops in Australia have repeatedly written in support of palliative care as an alternative.
During the jubilee year, which will last until May 15, 2023, pilgrims can receive a plenary indulgence by praying at the tomb of the 12th-century saint in the Spanish capital.
Djay, 51, a retired Army staff sergeant, accompanied Richard on the Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage, co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.
The country’s largest parliamentary bloc, led by Iranian-backed Hezbollah, lost its parliamentary majority, but urgent action is required from a new government to address Lebanon’s devastating economic crisis.
‘Statecraft of a Saint’: George Weigel on What the Vatican Can Learn From JPII’s Diplomacy With Russia
In his speech on the 102nd anniversary of St. John Paul II’s birth, the papal biographer outlined key lessons, in particular with regard to the Holy See’s diplomatic relationships with authoritarian regimes.
Palestinian Catholic Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran TV reporter for Al Jazeera, was killed May 11 by an as yet unknown shooter.
In a new book published in Poland, Milena Kindziuk describes how St. John Paul II’s mother was advised to get an abortion.
The new patrons of the upcoming Lisbon, Portugal, gathering were unveiled on May 18, the anniversary of the Polish Pope’s birth.