Garment workers in a Bangkok convent are frantically trying to finish elaborate gold and red silk robes for Pope Francis and top Vatican officials to wear during their upcoming visit to Thailand this month.
The crackdown is seen as an attempt by Beijing to tighten control over visiting Hongkongers in response to many Christians having taken to the streets of Hong Kong in support of the protesters.
“Protect All Life” is the theme and logo of the visit of Pope Francis to Japan, 23 to 26 November. Japanese bishops have now released the theme song of the visit.
The Polish bishops’ conference has agreed to begin the canonisation process for the parents of Saint John Paul II.
Pope Francis sent a video message to participants in the 4th World Meeting of Young People, organized by Scholas Occurrentes and World ORT.
Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on 10 December.