Cardinal Michael Czerny made his assessment one day after Synod delegates were presented with a theologian’s sweeping vision for the hierarchical Church.
The cardinal who is seen as Pope Francis’ point man on the environment said in an address at Gonzaga University last week that universities, especially Catholic universities, have a major role to play in constructing a plan to “care for our common home.”
In a message sent to heads of state across the world, Pope Francis has asked leaders to reflect on what lessons can be learned three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The dicastery will be led for now by Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny.
‘The number of people forced to flee their homelands continues to grow,’ the pope said.
The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children.
The emergency caused by coronavirus has made the situation of many vulnerable people even more precarious; it has also highlighted that immigrants are essential to the fabric of our society, said Cardinal Michael Czerny.