“I believe this is what it is: a responsible freedom. Because many call for freedom, but freedom without responsibility is empty, indeed it becomes slavery.”
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The announcement came after the Italian government unveiled further COVID-19 restrictions entering into force on Dec. 6.
The Holy Father said that the commission’s task will be “to ascertain and verify the full and immediate application of the reform of the process of matrimonial nullity.”
The initiative is in response to Pope Francis’ 2016 invitation to bishops around the world to establish a day on which to pray for those subjected to sexual abuse.
The bill, which aimed to criminalize “discrimination or violence based on sex, gender or disability,” and add an annual day against “homophobia” and “transphobia” to the national calendar, had received significant support from public figures in Italy.
Will Victorious Italian Soccer Team’s Catholic Manager Robert Mancini Be a ‘Seed of Evangelization?’
Italian nun Sister Rosalina Rovasio predicted the Italian team’s victory in the European Championship 18 months ago, and suggested Mancini could become an instrument for spreading the faith.
“I am very happy to be able to suffer a little now when I am young because these are the finest years to offer up something to the Lord,” Nicola d'Onofrio wrote.
In a two-page letter leaked to the press this week, the Vatican Secretariat of State raised concerns that parts of the law, as currently written, are too vague and could lead to violations of freedoms of the Catholic Church.
The bill seeks to prevent and oppose “discrimination and violence for reasons based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.”
The five-year plan for the Italian Church is seen as a long-held wish to build on a 1976 national conference that aimed to give the laity a greater voice.