Francis himself made the announcement on the plane taking him to Panama for the 34th World Youth Day. Visiting Iraq is too dangerous at present.
They are made of synthetic material. They will be worn today, on the anniversary of the arrival of the Swiss mercenaries, in 1506. Today the first video clip in the series "1506 - the Swiss Guard story" is published on "honor and service".
After arriving on 15 January, the Indian delegation took part in cultural and social initiatives, including a pilgrimage with Mgr Audillo Aguilar of Santiago de Veraguas. The youth also planted several trees, following the "green" message of Laudato si' by Pope Francis.
The victim would have hanged himself because the priest urged her to marry him. Fr. Prakash Damor met the girl in the missionary school where she was studying. The local bishop: "We are close to the young girl's family, but Fr. Damor is a good person".
It is "meekness, humility, patience in suffering, love for justice, ability to endure persecutions, not to judge others ...". The "accusatory style", the "mundane style" and the "egoistic style" are non-Christian.
The five religious belong to the Congregation of the Missionaries of Jesus. They are witnesses in the rape trial against Msgr. Franco Mulakkal, former bishop of Jalandhar. The nuns are opposed to the transfer order to other convents imposed by the mother superior.
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the terrorist attack in Bogota and the drowning of 170 migrants off Libya and the Alboran Sea. "We speak to the Mother so that She speaks to her Son. And Jesus will surprise us ". In the next days the pontiff will be in Panama, for the 22nd WYD from 22nd to 27th. The new "Click to Pray" app of the Apostolate of Prayer. Greetings for the Italian Friends of Raoul Follereau Association and the Hansenians.
With an Apostolic Letter, Pope Francis suppresses the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei". For over 30 years it had dialogued with the Fraternity of St. Pius X, for a return to the Catholic Church of the traditionalists. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will have a special section dedicated to dialogue with the Fraternity.
The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On January 3, New Delhi arrested and repatriated five Rohingya.
During the celebration marking the start of the 52nd Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Francis said “It is a grave sin to belittle or despise the gifts that the Lord has given our brothers and sisters, and to think that God somehow holds them in less esteem. When we entertain such thoughts, we allow the very grace we have received to become a source of pride, injustice and division. And how can we then enter the promised kingdom?