In his letter, addressed to Msgr. Bonnemain, Cardinal Ouellet indicated that the pope knew that there were serious divisions within the diocese, which dates back to 451 and today covers seven of the 26 cantons of Switzerland, including the canton of Zürich.
Pope Francis said that he united himself in prayer with those taking part in a solemn celebration of the 90th anniversary at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Łagiewniki.
When he greeted Bruck, Pope Francis said, “I came here to thank you for your testimony and to pay tribute to the people martyred in the madness of Nazi populism.”
The first edition of the manuscript was published in Italian in November 2020 by Edizioni San Paolo as a 320-page book.
According to Pope Francis, Lent is about more than the little sacrifices we make, but about realizing where our hearts are oriented, and turning them back toward relationship with God.
Several of the changes introduced by Pope Francis involve the treatment of the defendant in a criminal trial, including the possibility of a reduced sentence for good behavior and of not being handcuffed in court.
Local media reported last November that Chur’s cathedral chapter had rejected all three candidates to succeed Huonder proposed by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis said that: “from their simple but consistent faith, they received the greatest gift a Christian can receive: bearing witness to Jesus Christ to the point of giving their life.”
As a canon lawyer, Bishop-elect Janak has been defender of the bond for the appellate court of the dioceses of Texas, and since 1988, a judge and advocate for the marriage tribunal of the Diocese of Victoria.