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Pope Francis' Delayed Milan Trip to Take Place in March CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 17, 2016 ... Archdiocese of Milan until the following year. A Dec. 10 communique from the Vatican announced that Cardinal Scola received a note from the Secretariat of State saying that due to "the intensification of the Jubilee commitments," Pope Francis has decided "to postpone his pastoral visits in Italy." "As a result, the visit to Milan already officially scheduled and announced for May 7, 2016, will be postponed until the year 2017." In the coming days the Milan Bishops' Council will begin ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/pope-francis-delayed-milan-trip-to-take.html
Statement of the Autumn 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 7, 2016 Please see below issues that were discussed during the Autumn 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference which was held in Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth: Launch in Ireland of the World Meeting of Families 2018 Protection of human life Trócaire's work supporting the victims of violence in Aleppo Vocations Budget 2017 Day of Prayer for the survivors and victims of sexual abuse Child safeguarding Theme for ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/statement-of-autumn-2016-general.html
Despite Hiccups, Pope Francis and Welby Committed to Unity CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 6, 2016 ... evangelize Britain in 597. Because of its historic roots, Anglicans widely consider the church to be their "motherhouse." In their joint-declaration, Welby and Pope Francis recognized that both Catholics and Anglicans "are heirs of the treasure of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the call to share that treasure with the whole world." They noted that since that first public meeting in 1966, "much progress" has been made in terms of overcoming the obstacles that stand in the way ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/despite-hiccups-pope-francis-and-welby.html
Pope in Azerbaijan: In the Night of Conflict, May Religions Be a "Dawn of Peace" CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 3, 2016 ... is scheduled to arrive at 22 am local time. A predominantly Muslim country - more than 80 percent of the population - especially Shi'ite - around 60 percent - with a significant presence Orthodox - around 12 percent - Azerbaijan knows no significant differences between faiths. This is due not only to historical traditions of coexistence, but also to a widespread secularism, visible even in the clothes, as well as state control. In a Caucasus where there are extremist positions and from where ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/pope-in-azerbaijan-in-night-of-conflict.html
Civil Society Must Guarantee Religious Freedom, Pope Says in Azerbaijan CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 2, 2016 ... to those who often find themselves lost among "the swirling contradictions of our time." Among these contradictions is a seemingly dominant attitude of nihilism on the part of those who don't believe in anything "except their own well-being, advantage and profit," he said. On the other hand, there is a growing presence of "rigid and fundamentalist" attitudes from "those who, through violent words and deeds, seek to impose extreme and radical attitudes which are furthest from the living God." ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/civil-society-must-guarantee-religious.html
The Orthodox-Catholic "Chieti" Document on Primacy BYZANTINE, TEXAS - September 28, 2016 ... interesting lines about Roman powers over the Eastern Churches that are worth reading. ( EP ) The fourteenth meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church was held from 16 to 21 September 2016 in Villa Maria, Francavilla al Mare (Chieti). The meeting was generously hosted by His Excellency Bruno Forte, Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto, a member of the Commission, with the support of ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-orthodox-catholic-chieti-document.html
Cardinal Corrects Warning of Islamic Conquest of Europe CATHOLIC CONCLAVE - September 16, 2016 ... of an unconditional border opening Vienna archbishop, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, was thought to be one of the most active advocates of an unconditional border opening for mass immigration. A process which goes forward under the heading of "Refugee Aid", and since last year, has dominated the political debate not only in Austria. Church institutions are among the main service providers that organize the reception of refugees professionally on behalf of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/ZMRq/~3/oNLtjrHDhmg/cardinal-corrects-warning-of-islamic.html