The main focus of the six members of the Council, who are in session until Thursday, is the review of the new Apostolic Constitution on the reform of the Roman Curia whose provisional title is "Praedicate evangelium".
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy Seeâ€™s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York, on June 24 addressed an event on countering terrorism and other acts of violence against religious believers by fostering a culture of tolerance and inclusivity.
The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Bonaventure Kwofie, has charged health professionals to use Catholic health facilities to protect the right to life. He was speaking at the opening of a clinic in one of Accra’s most needy locations.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who has decided to take time off pending the result of his appeal in an alleged cover-up case of sexual abuse of minors, is now called on to collaborate with the mandate of the Apostolic Administrator of Lyon.
Pope Francis meets with young people taking part in the Eleventh International Youth Forum, which follows the synodal process begun last year; and the publication of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation â€œChristus vivitâ€. The Forum was convened by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life.
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) General Secretary, Fr. Daniel Rono, has called on Kenyans and the Catholic faithful, in particular, to peacefully coexist and support refugees in their communities. He said this on occasion to commemorate World Refugee Day, this week.
Pope Francis received in audience, this week, 17 Bishops from the Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (CEAST). The Bishops were in the Vatican and Rome for the “ad Limina Apostolorum” visit. After their meeting Monday with the Holy Father, the Bishops said they felt and experienced a simplicity, informality and deep sense of closeness to the Pope during the encounter.
Aid to the Church in Need warns of an explosive situation in Mali where a series of attacks and ongoing ethnic violence, fuelled by land issues and an Islamic uprising, has led to the deaths of scores of people.