Pope Francis went to Kazakhstan this week to visit the small Catholic community there as well as attend a congress for leaders of world religions. AC Wimmer, an editor and journalist for EWTN News, joins us on Register Radio to discuss the papal trip as well the latest news of the German ‘synodal path.’ Then we turn to Register national reporter Lauretta Brown to look at Planned Parenthood’s thriving ‘transgender services’ business and how a growing number of people are speaking out against the adverse effects of so-called gender transition.
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This new wording was published by the congress website and local media on Sept. 15, apparently hours after the previous version, which was streamed by Vatican News and EWTN — and can still be found online.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider spoke with EWTN about the gathering in his country, which concluded today.
In the course of the in-flight press conference, the Pope also addressed the Russo-Ukrainian War and Ukraine’s right to defend itself, relations between the Holy See and China, and critiques that participation in the Kazakh interreligious congress risks indifferentism.
Despite making up only 1% of the country’s population, Catholics in Kazakhstan are devoted to the Virgin Mary.
The Pope said in his remarks that the world’s great religious traditions should give witness to the shared spiritual and moral patrimony of transcendence and fraternity.
Almost 100 delegates from around the world, representing the world’s major religions, participated in the three-day conference.
Inside the cathedral, the Pope listened to testimonies from the rector of the only Catholic seminary in Central Asia, a religious sister, a father of five children, and the wife of a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest.
In an interview at the event on Sept. 14 with EWTN, several cardinals spoke about the broader dimensions to the meeting of religious leaders.
After the miracle, the village of Ozernoye became the site of the only Marian shrine in the entire Central Asian region, including Mongolia and Afghanistan.