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Some Cuban dissidents say the Vatican should be more forcefully supporting political reform, while other voices say Church leadership is focused on preventing violence and promoting religious liberty.
‘The Lord wants a loving relationship with us,’ the Holy Father reminded the faithful on Aug. 1.
Pope Francis’ homily was read during a Mass for around 2,500 elderly people and grandparents, together with their children and grandchildren, held in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The German prelate told the Register some Catholics who attend the traditional Latin Mass have turned Pope Benedict XVI’s earlier efforts at reconciliation into division.
The Holy Father sent his condolences, saying he is praying for those who died as well as their families, friends and community.
The Holy Father reflected on the day’s Gospel reading, Mark 6:30-34; in his Angelus, he also said he is close to ‘the dear Cuban people’ and prayed for flood victims in Europe and for violence-plagued South Africa.
‘I pray that the faithful will not give way to the discouragement which such harshness necessarily engenders but will, with the help of divine grace, persevere in their love of the Church and of her pastors,’ Cardinal Raymond Burke told the Register.
Pope Francis’ Traditionis Custodes: 5 Consequences of the New Motu Proprio Curtailing the Latin Mass
The Pope hopes to foster the unity of the Church by his decision, but it’s unlikely to happen immediately in the wake of the Holy Father’s clampdown on celebration of the extraordinary form of the Mass.