Since 2007, with few exceptions, Bishop-elect Marini could be seen at the side of Pope Benedict XVI and then Pope Francis during papal Masses and other liturgies, both at the Vatican and abroad.
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“Grant us through the intercession of thy dauntless bishop and martyr Erasmus, who so valiantly confessed the Faith, that we may learn the doctrine of this faith, practice its precepts and thereby be made worthy to attain its promises. Amen.” —Prayer to St. Erasmus
Pope Francis urged pastors to “be enlightened by the Spirit” and to call on prepared married couples for help in proclaiming the truth about the family.
A 5-year old child was the sole survivor of the crash, and was airlifted to a hospital in Turin, where he remains in serious condition.
COVID One Year Later: Catholic Bishops Across Europe Offer Masses and Lenten Prayer for Victims of Pandemic
The initiative will conclude on April 1, Holy Thursday, with prayers in Hungary and at the CCEE’s Secretariat in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
With a Nov. 4 motu proprio, Pope Francis modified canon 579 of the Code of Canon Law, which concerns the erection of religious orders and congregations, referred to in Church law as institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life.
Archbisohop Gomez said that Pope Francis “is challenging us to overcome the individualism in our culture and to serve our neighbors in love, seeing Jesus Christ in every person.”
The Mexico City Policy was established by the Reagan administration and forbids funding of foreign non-governmental organizations that provide or promote abortion.
Several dioceses in the United States have declared bankruptcy in the last year, several doing so after states passed laws opening a window in the statue of limitations for historical instances of sexual abuse.
The bishops noted that the lockdown and social distancing have "managed to stop the spread of the disease for a time," but in the last week, "the number of those infected has increased alarmingly."