The theme of the 2022 gathering will be “Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness.”
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The image was painted by Slovenian Jesuit Father Marko Ivan Rupnik
The theme of the 2022 gathering will be “Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness.”
The prayer was inspired by the theme selected by Pope Francis for the Rome gathering, “Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness.”
The theme of World Youth Day in Lisbon in 2023 is “Mary arose and went with haste.”
The cancellation comes after a week in which Cardinal Wuerl has faced heavy criticism for the way he managed priests who had been accused of sexual assault during his tenure as bishop of Pittsburgh, from 1988 to 2006.
'Important matters pertaining to the pastoral care of St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston and the seminarians enrolled in the formation program there require the Cardinal’s personal attention and presence' led to the cancellation of his appearance.
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The archbishop said on Oct. 7 that the English-speaking bishops have 'the additional problem of trying to deal with very serious issues in languages we don’t clearly understand.'