Sunday, November 29, 2020

Pope’s November prayer intention: that progress in robotics and AI “be human”

In his video message on his prayer intention for November, Pope Francis emphasizes that progress in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) be oriented “towards respecting the dignity of the person and of Creation”.

Pope celebrates Mass for deceased Cardinals and Bishops

Pope Francis, on Thursday, celebrates a Requiem Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica for the six Cardinals and 163 Bishops who have died in the past 12 months.

Pope prays for defenseless victims of hatred and terror

Pope Francis turns his thoughts and prayers to the victims of terror attacks that have bloodied European soil this week describing them as “deplorable acts that aim to compromise fraternal collaboration between religions”.

Pope not changing church teaching on gay unions, Secretariat of State says

The Vatican Secretariat of State has sent an explanatory note to nuncios around the world insisting that Pope Francis was not changing or challenging the doctrine of the church.

Brunei Bishop thanks Pope for “choosing someone from the peripheries”

Bishop Cornelius Sim, the Apostolic Vicar of Brunei, is among the 13 new cardinals Pope Francis announced on October 25. He will make them cardinals at a consistory in the Vatican on November 28.

All Souls’ Day 2020 is poignant reminder of COVID-19

The feast of All Souls’ Day, when Catholics remember and pray for the dead, has weighted significance this year when so many have died of COVID-19 and the pandemic’s restrictions have prevented usual funeral services and final goodbyes in person.