The improved relations between Jews and Catholics prove that openness and humility can transform even the most poisonous rapport between religions into genuine fraternal respect, a leading rabbi said.
Pope Francis named two new archbishops, Matteo Maria Zuppi and Corrado Lorefice, in Italy on Oct. 27, as strategic appointments for the pontiff’s push to create a “poor church.”
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Pope Francis concluded the synod warning against a temptation to practice a spirituality that ignores people’s struggles or sees things only as we wish them to be.
Basic principles of human dignity are being violated repeatedly in the Middle East as conflict continues, said members of the Synod of Bishops on the family.
Faith and Justice: All right. Let’s get it over with. I was too pessimistic in my prediction of how the synod would end. I should have trusted the Spirit.
The Synod of Bishops has softened the church’s practice towards those who have divorced and remarried, saying they should discern decisions individually with priests.
Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils.
Anglican Bishop Tim Thornton’s vivid purple cassock instantly marks him as an outsider at the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops on the family. He is one of 14 fraternal delegates.
The Francis Chronicles: The path to conversion, Pope Francis said, is made "a little bit each day" even when there are difficulties.