The prayer service is occurring just days before the launch of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place in Rome over the course of October.
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The letter was signed by Fabrizia Raguso and other former sisters of the Loyola Community, a Slovenian community co-founded by Father Rupnik and Sister Ivanka Hosta.
Father Coluccia has been fighting against drug addiction and crime since 2012, when he transformed a villa confiscated from the Mafia into a drug prevention community.
The bust depicts Jesus with long, curling hair, looking serenely outward and stretching out his hand as if in blessing.
The six-member commission is intended to act as internal oversight on financial, administrative, and legal issues for the Diocese of Rome, as stated in the apostolic constitution issued Jan. 6.
In the reorganization, Pope Francis emphasized a synodal approach, including the operation of an episcopal council, ‘the apex place of discernment and of pastoral and administrative decisions concerning the Diocese and Vicariate of Rome.’
They contend the Oct. 7 pastoral instruction forbidding six of the seven sacraments celebrated according to the extraordinary form is a violation of canon law and will cause spiritual harm.
The pilgrimage office of the Diocese of Rome is displaying historical documents proclaiming the jubilees dating back to 1300.
Pope Francis presided over the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 26, during which he, as the bishop of Rome, ordained 19 men for the Diocese of Rome.