The Pope also welcomed the ceasefire in Ukraine, saying he hoped it would “bring relief to the population“.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I attended a historic liturgy at an Armenian Orthodox church in eastern Turkey yesterday.
Cardinal Francis George argues that America’s ruling class has founded “a fake church“.
John Allen says the success of Pope Francis’s financial reforms “rests largely” on Cardinal George Pell’s shoulders.
And a tourist board in Italy is offering €1,000 (£800, $1,300) to the artist who produces the best design for a mural featuring Francis.
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