The updated version of “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (You are the light of the world), published March 25, expanded the categories of victims covered by the regulations to include vulnerable adults.
Pope issues updated ‘Vos Estis’ text for handling abuse cases
Colombian bishops ask Vatican to consider creation of Amazonian rite
Indigenous communities in Colombia are calling for a new rite in the church that reflects their varied spiritualities and lifestyles.
Pre-Vatican II Mass was formed by ‘clericalization,’ says papal preacher
In his Lenten reflection March 24, the cardinal told Pope Francis and officials of the Roman Curia gathered in the Vatican audience hall that Vatican II’s reform of the Mass was a return from “a relatively recent past to a more ancient and original one.”
Pope, World Council of Churches’ leaders talk about war, divisions
Everyone, including the pope, expressed concern during the meeting about how churches are becoming “disunited because of other factors, including political and economic ones,” the WCC said in a press release the same day.
Memorial to modern Christian martyrs opens in Rome
The Community of Sant’Egidio, which cares for the basilica and the shrine, hosted an event March 23 to dedicate a new exposition space among the ruins in the crypt as a museum and memorial to the new martyrs of both the 20th and 21st centuries.
Confession is ‘encounter of love’ that fights evil, pope tells priests
In a world where “there is no shortage of hotbeds of hatred and revenge,” Pope Francis told priests and seminarians that “we confessors must multiply the ‘hotbeds of mercy,'” by making it easy for people to access the sacrament of reconciliation.
El Papa habla del aborto y los derechos LGBQT con jóvenes en un documental de Disney
Entre los temas planteados por los jóvenes en su conversación figuran los derechos reproductivos, la crisis de abusos en la Iglesia, la pérdida de fe entre los jóvenes y los derechos LGBQT, según un comunicado de prensa de Disney+.
Pope talks abortion, LGBQT rights with young people in Disney documentary
The pope spoke with the young adults, Spanish-speakers between the ages of 20 and 25, as part of a documentary titled “The Pope: Answers,” which is scheduled to premiere April 5 on the streaming services Disney+ and Hulu.