How does he see the future of the Church and Europe?
What made him write a letter to Pope Benedict XVI and later to Pope Francis?
What is his opinion about the migration crisis?
And last but not least: what is his message for young people?
The XII International Pilgrimage for altar boys and girls to Rome has started yesterday (31 July 2018). Using the motto “Seek peace and pursue it!” (Ps 34:15b), 60,000 adolescents and young adults will spend a week together in Rome, experiencing spirituality, community, unity and joy across international borders. They will also meet the Pope in an Audience.
Pope Francis will visit the Republic on August 25 and 26 as part of the World Meeting of Families, which the Catholic Church holds every three years.
WITH the countdown on to the Pope’s visit to Ireland in August a protest group is encouraging people to book tickets for the papal events – and not show up.
Last Tuesday, the French president Emmanuel Macron, visited Pope Francis in the Vatican. It was the first meeting of the French head of state with the Pope; their conversation lasted fifty-seven minutes.
During Macron’s visit, the two leaders talked about interreligious dialogue, the French laity, the future of Europe, climate change, and the migration crisis. It was the most extended conversation of the Argentinian Pope with a head of state. In contrast, the Pope’s meeting with Donald Trump lasted only thirty minutes.
Vatican City, Jun 16, 2018 / 08:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God’s vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of children who are sick or disabled to a Nazi mentality.