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Pope Francis says he has already signed his resignation in case a health impediment prevented him from being able to continue governing the Church. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis has written a letter to all heads of state, asking for a “gesture of clemency” for prison inmates in the run-up to Christmas. Source: Vatican News.
Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to join him in entrusting to Mary “the universal desire for peace, especially for the martyred Ukraine, which is suffering so much”. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis met with his international Council of Cardinals at the Vatican this week, discussing the Synod on Synodality, safeguarding and the United Nations climate change summit. Source: NCR Online.
Pope Francis spoke yesterday about how freeing it can be for people to let go of the things that they are most attached to in life and place them in God’s “benevolent hands”. Source: CNA.
In the final Pope Video of the year, Pope Francis asks the faithful to pray for volunteer organisations and all those who work in them. Source: Vatican News.
Making churches accessible and services understandable is important but having wheelchair ramps and sign-language interpreters is not enough for a parish to call itself “inclusive”, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis has recommended a daily examination of conscience as an “indispensable” practice in spiritual life. Source: CNA.