Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse.
The Archdiocese of Manila will be the custodian of a relic of St. John Paul II: a vial of the late pope’s blood that was to be placed in a reliquary for veneration starting April 7.
For some 25 years as pope, St. John Paul II would invite people to his table each day. Author George Weigel was often one of the guests, and he shares his reflections on the table talk in a new book.
Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope’s connection can match that of St. John Paul II.