(RNS) The removals are the latest signs that Pope Francis aims to address the accountability of bishops in the sex abuse scandal, while also removing those who don’t reflect a humble and simple lifestyle.
Looking ahead to his U.S. trip, the pontiff acknowledged overlooking the problems of the middle class and said he was willing to have a dialogue with Americans who disagree with his criticism of capitalism.
ASUNCION (Reuters) He appealed to world leaders to seek a new economic model to help the destitute, and to shun policies that “sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The trial of the onetime Vatican diplomat, Jozef Wesolowski, was suspended after he was rushed to the hospital. It’s not clear what ails him, or when, or if, the trial will resume.
Do not ” sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit,” the pope told leaders at a rally where the audience of 4,000 included a gay activist invited by local bishops.
(RNS) Are Americans ready for a nuanced view of the Spanish missionary’s history in California — and his sanctity — when Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. with the canonization of Serra on his agenda?
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Reuters) “Let us not be afraid to say it: we want change, real change, structural change,” the pope said, decrying a system that “has imposed the mentality of profit at any price, with no concern for social exclusion or the destruction of nature.”
(RNS) A quick glance at the pope’s 2015 foreign travel agenda — 11 countries across five continents — and the size of the pontiff’s carbon footprint starts to look quite large. But some say the travel is vital to spread his message on climate change.
Leftist Bolivian president Evo Morales presented the pope with a wooden crucifix — carved on a hammer and sickle. Francis spoke of how material wealth must not foster selfishness.