Since crossing over the wall last May, Grace and Daniel have been stuck in the buffer zone that divides Cyprus, which is also called “no man’s land,” living in a tent for more than six months.
Four migrants, from Iraq, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, shared their testimonies with the Pope.
Pope Francis said in his speech that he had been touched by the way that Chrysostomos II had spoken about the Church as a mother.
The Pope’s decision comes within a week of the 70-year-old archbishop’s request to have Pope Francis decide his future out of a concern to preserve the unity of his archdiocese amid the controversy.
The last time that Pope Francis visited Greece, in 2016, he brought three Syrian refugee families from the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos back with him to Rome.
From a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis delivered his weekly Angelus reflection on Christ’s discourse to his disciples about the end of the world and his second coming
Winners of the Christmas song competition will perform at the 29th edition of the Christmas Concert in the Vatican.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The new book’s goal is to show how the pontifical council has in practice been deprived of its duties, ousted from discussions about significant reforms, and used only in sporadic cases.
According to the transcript, Msgr. Perlasca stated that directions to deal with businessman Gianluigi Torzi, who brokered the final stage in the Vatican’s purchase of the London property — earning himself 10 million euros ($11.3 million) in the process — came “from above.”