On Oct. 6, Pignatone ordered Vatican prosecutors to deliver the video and audio testimony of Msgr. Alberto Perlasca, the former head of the Secretariat of State’s administrative office, to defense lawyers by Nov. 3.
When the U.S. bishops meet this fall for their annual assembly, they will revisit the discussion they began in mid-June about the Eucharist and will be presented with a drafted document on the “meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church.”
In a Sept. 27 letter sent to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on behalf of Pope Francis, the nuncio urged the governor to halt the scheduled execution Oct. 5 of convicted murderer Ernest Lee Johnson out of respect for “the sacredness of all human life.”