In the video, sent to the virtual two-day meeting focused on priestly ministry during the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis encouraged priests and bishops to minister to “renew the gift of yourselves to the Lord and to his holy people” during the pandemic.
In a message addressed to King’s daughter, Bernice A. King, Pope Francis said that it was imperative to see people “in the truth of our shared dignity as children of Almighty God.”
Speaking from the library of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the pope said that each time that God calls someone it is “an initiative of His love.”
Gingrich was nominated for the position by President Trump in May 2017, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate the following October.
Pope Francis dedicated the audience to the prayer of praise, which the Catechism of the Catholic Church recognizes as one of the principal forms of prayer, alongside blessing and adoration, petition, intercession, and thanksgiving.
In a television interview offered to the Italian news program, Tg5, the Pope opens up about the current crisis of unity, the need for everyone to take the COVID vaccine, and the impact of the lockdown on family and society as a whole.
Pope Francis wrote a letter to Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, explaining his decision to admit women to the ministries of lector and acolyte.
In the midday Marian prayer broadcast live from the library of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis invoked the intercession of the Immaculate Conception, who was proclaimed patroness of the United States in 1846.
The commission is responsible for determining sanctions against curial employees accused of misconduct, ranging from suspension to dismissal.