“People who make war do not know how to master their passions,” Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).
The next ordinary general assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place in autumn 2022.
The Vatican’s “foreign minister” has held a rare meeting with his Chinese counterpart (John Allen).
China’s new Hong Kong chief is “a hardliner notorious for the demolition of thousands of Christian crosses”.
Caritas Philippines has said it will make “proactive background checks” on all its directors.
Massimo Faggioli argues that “Francis’s one major institutional reform – the Bishops’ Synod and synodality – now shows a systemic weakness” (Catherine Pepinster).
And David Bonagura asks if icons are the antidote to Instagram.
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