“Christian hope is not simply a desire,” Pope Francis said at today’s general audience (full text, short video, full video).
The Pope has praised the “realism” of St Teresa of Ávila in a letter looking ahead to the fifth centenary of her birth.
John Thavis insists the media have not over-reacted to the family synod’s mid-term report.
Andrew Sullivan says that after reading the report he felt “something breaking inside of me“.
Fr D Vincent Twomey argues that “the lack of openness and transparency at the synod is extraordinary“.
Robert Mickens urges Vatican-watchers to keep their eyes on “the bright, friendly and media-savvy” Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ.
And Bayern Munich players will have a private audience with Pope Francis next week.
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