VATICAN CITY (RNS) “For Jesus, what matters above all is reaching out to save those far off, healing the wounds of the sick, restoring everyone to God’s family,” the pope said. “And this is scandalous to some people!”
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Avoid “that smoldering anger which makes us brood over wrongs we have received,” Francis told the new princes of the church. “No! This is unacceptable in a man of the church.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “You see the function of cardinal, the position of a cardinal, is changing,” Cardinal-designate Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Ethiopia said. “It’s no more a big honorific task.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The overhaul is taking longer than expected and is still encountering resistance. But Francis is gathering 150 cardinals in Rome for two days to press ahead.
(RNS) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has sought to bring slow change to one of the most conservative nations on earth.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Welby said that although individual churches remain “strong, resilient and thriving,” the differences among them remain profound.
(RNS) Upcoming trips to Asia highlight Pope Francis’ push to globalize and reform a Catholic Church that is still very much centered on what happens in Rome.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “There is much work ahead, so we can expect it to be done not this year but the next,” said the Vatican’s chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi.
(RNS) The issue came up in discussions between Pope Francis, an Argentine, and a churchman in Brazil, and bishops in Latin America, Africa and Asia have often been the most outspoken about the need to consider a change.