The pope accepted Turkson’s resignation as head of Vatican’s social development office in December.
Pope Francis on Saturday said a papal visit to Kyiv is "on the table," raising the possibility of a dramatic escalation of the Holy See's diplomatic and spiritual effort to bring about an end to the fighting that has raged in Ukraine since Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24.
“I want to say to you with all my heart: I am very sorry,” Pope Francis said.
The pope underlined that the Church in particular is called to help those with disabilities to “make their voices heard.”
The pope said that ‘the rhetoric of inclusion is the ritual formula of every politically correct discourse.’
Cardinal Antonios Naguib died in Cairo at the age of 87.
‘Everyone has the obligation to recognize, respect, and bear witness to the Catholic identity of the school,’ the new document says.
The Vatican constitution now refers to ‘the liturgical books prior to the reform of the Second Vatican Council.’
"God is a Father who not only welcomes us back, but rejoices and throws a feast for his son who has returned home after having squandered all his possessions. We are that son, and it is moving to think about how much the Father always loves us and waits for us."
"Before the danger of self-destruction, may humanity understand that the moment has come to abolish war, to erase it from human history before it erases human history," Pope Francis said in another plea for peace more than one month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Pope Francis spoke to around 800 priests and seminarians at the end of a course on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
On March 25 Pope Francis led a celebration of the sacrament of penance and the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica. The following is the full text of the pope's prepared homily.
In his homily, the pope said that the consecration ‘is no magic formula but a spiritual act.’
‘All of us are called to commit ourselves to universal fraternity,’ the pope wrote in a preface to the new guide.
The pope will once again preside over the Via Crucis at the Colosseum on Good Friday.
The long-awaited text replaces the 1988 document ‘Pastor bonus.’
Pope Francis has promulgated a new apostolic constitution, Praedicate evangelium, which reforms the structure of the Roman Curia. Here are some of the changes:
Pope Francis has written a letter to the Congregation of Saint Joseph.
The pope is asking the bishops ‘to join him in praying for peace and in consecrating and entrusting Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’