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Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told world leaders in Egypt for the United Nations climate summit that they have a “a moral obligation” to safeguard the planet and to offer aid to people suffering the “humanitarian impacts caused by climate change”. Source: CNS.
The cause for beatification of Sr Lucia dos Santos, the eldest child to witness the Fatima apparitions, has taken a step forward. Source: CNA.
The Vatican’s secretary of state has said that a truce in Ukraine is “not only feasible but necessary and urgent”. Source: The Tablet.
The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations has told a committee of the world body that “civilian populations continue to be victims of widespread and systematic attacks”. Source: NCR Online.
Pope Francis yesterday marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by pleading for the Church to “overcome all polarisation and preserve our communion”. Source: NCR Online.
While the term “synodality” is not found in any Second Vatican Council documents, the Council’s vision and definition of the Church is at the heart of synodality, says a message marking Vatican II’s 60th anniversary. Source: CNS.