Pope praises UN global ceasefire resolution

By Courtney MaresCatholic News Agency VATICAN CITY (CNA) — Pope Francis applauded the United Nations Security Council July 5 for its recent resolution calling for an immediate global ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The call for a global and immediate ceasefire, which would allow the peace and security necessary to provide the urgently needed humanitarian assistance, is commendable,” Pope Francis said after his Angelus prayer July … Continue reading Pope praises UN global ceasefire resolution

Victorian politician calls for inquiry into investigation of Cardinal Pell

(CNA) — A member of the Parliament of Victoria has urged that there be an inquiry into the treatment of Cardinal George Pell by the state’s police and judiciary, months after Australia’s High Court unanimously overturned his conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse. Continue reading Victorian politician calls for inquiry into investigation of Cardinal Pell

Pope Francis greets Orthodox patriarch after coronavirus cancels annual visit

VATICAN CITY (CNA) —Pope Francis extended a special greeting to the Patriarch Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and head of the Orthodox Churches, on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. The pope made the greeting during Monday’s Angelus message. Continue reading Pope Francis greets Orthodox patriarch after coronavirus cancels annual visit