News Analysis

The week in quotations

Matteo Salvini (Getty)

“A growing trend towards extreme individualism”
Pope Francis on the trouble with wealthier societies
Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

“If we entered into dialogue with those who wanted same-sex marriage, I don’t see the problem in talking to people who entrust Italy to Our Lady”
Anonymous Italian bishop on his colleagues’ hostility to dialogue with deputy PM Matteo Salvini
Il Foglio

“A magic weapon”
How Xi Jinping reportedly describes the United Front Work Department, which regulates China’s religious groups
Catholic News Agency

Statistic of the week

$15m
Aid to the Church in Need’s contribution to housing in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains
Source: CNS