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« Reply #7880 on: October 01, 2019, 02:38:33 PM »

Video, with English text, at the link

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-prayer-intention-october-missionary-month.html

Pope's October prayer intention: For a Missionary “Spring” in the Church
01 October 2019, 12:00

Pope Francis releases a video message accompanying his prayer intention for October, which is that the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary spring in the Church.

In his prayer intention for the month of October 2019, Pope Francis invites us to pray that "the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary 'spring' in the Church."

It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month.

The full text of his intention is below:
 
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« Reply #7881 on: October 01, 2019, 02:48:57 PM »

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-extraordinary-missionary-month-october-2019.html

Pope to inaugurate Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019
01 October 2019, 14:51

A missionary sister in the Amazon
Tuesday, October 1st, marks the beginning of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 inaugurated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica with the celebration of Evening Vespers Prayers.
By Linda Bordoni

The Extraordinary Missionary Month was called for by Pope Francis two years ago on World Mission Sunday. 

“For the month of October 2019”, he said “I ask the whole Church to live an extraordinary time of missionary activity”.

He also explained it marks the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV's Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud, a document on the Church’s mission to bring to the world the salvation of Jesus Christ, which he described as prophetic and far-sighted.

The theme chosen for the month is “Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.” It will help us in our mission, he explained, which he said is not about spreading a “religious ideology” or a “lofty ethical teaching.” Instead, he continued, “through the mission of the Church, Jesus Christ himself continues to evangelize and act; her mission thus makes present in history the Kairos, the favorable time of salvation.”

This special month opens on the feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, patroness of the Missions together with Saint Francis Xavier, and has its culmination in the celebration of World Mission Sunday marked this year on 20 October.

Vespers

At 6 pm Rome time, Pope Francis will preside over solemn vespers in St. Peter’s Basilica after having listened to testimonies and prayers prepared by eight Italian missionary institutes: Comboni and Saverian Missionaries, Missionaries of the Consolata, PIME and Missionaries of the Immaculate.

At the end, Pope Francis will give the missionaries who are preparing to go forth, a crucifix.
 
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« Reply #7882 on: October 01, 2019, 08:34:11 PM »

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-vespers-lord-calls-to-bear-witness.html

Pope at Vespers: The Lord is calling you to bear witness
01 October 2019, 16:34

Pope Francis presides over the celebration of Vespers in Saint Peter’s Basilica to open the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October. In his homily, he urges us to be witnesses in a missionary Church that is always “on the go”.
By Vatican News

1 October is the feast day of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, affectionately known as “The Little Flower”. Although she never left her Carmelite cloister, she is the universal patron of missions, along with Saint Francis Xavier.

Three missionary models

Pope Francis recalled both of them in his homily. Saint Therese, he said, “made prayer the fuel for missionary activity in the world”. Saint Francis Xavier, said the Pope, is perhaps “the greatest missionary of all time, after Saint Paul”.

Together with the Venerable Pauline Jaricot, a French laywoman who helped create the foundations of the Pontifical Missionary Societies, they “give us a jolt”, said the Pope. They challenge us to “emerge from our shell and to renounce our comforts for the sake of the Gospel”.

Using our talents

Pope Francis began by reflecting on Saint Matthew’s Gospel that recounts the parable of the talents. “God has entrusted us with his greatest treasures: our own lives and the lives of others”, he said. God calls us “to make our talents bear fruit, with boldness and creativity”.

This extraordinary Missionary Month, said the Pope, “should jolt us and motivate us to be active in doing good. Not to be notaries of faith and guardians of grace, but missionaries”.
 
Full homily at the link below--
https://zenit.org/articles/pope-francis-stresses-witness-in-opening-of-extraordinary-missionary-month/
Pope Francis Stresses ‘Witness’ in Opening of Extraordinary Missionary Month 

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Pope Francis Missionary Vigil and Vespers 2019 10 01
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« Reply #7883 on: October 01, 2019, 08:57:52 PM »

https://zenit.org/articles/2019-ratzinger-prize-the-laureates-are-a-canadian-philosopher-and-an-african-theologian/

2019 Ratzinger Prize: The Laureates Are a Canadian Philosopher and an African Theologian 
October 01, 2019 15:56

Fr. Federico Lombardi @ Vatican Media
Canadian philosopher and professor Charles Margrave Taylor, specialist in relations between religion and modernity, and African theologian Paul Bere, known for his initiatives in the development of Theology on the Continent, are the two laureates of the 9th edition of the “Ratzinger Prize,” which will be conferred by Pope Francis at the Vatican on November 9, 2019, announced Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., President of the Foundation’s Administrative Council.

On Monday, September 30, 2019, Father Lombardi presented the laureates and the initiatives of the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation in the Vatican’s Press Office, beside Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture and Member of the Foundation’s Scientific Committee.
 
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« Reply #7884 on: October 02, 2019, 07:20:30 PM »

Photo gallery at the link

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-francis-general-audience-acts-philip-ethiopian-holy-spirit.html
Pope at General Audience: Holy Spirit is the protagonist of evangelization
02 October 2019, 13:53

Pope Francis at his weekly general audience at the Vatican on 2 October, 2019. 
Continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles at Wednesday’s General Audience this week, Pope Francis explains on how the Holy Spirit leads the deacon Philip to help the senior official of the Queen of Ethiopia to embrace Christ.
By Robin Gomes

Pope Francis began his catechesis, explaining how after the persecution of Christians following the martyrdom of Stephen, the spread of the Gospel appeared to suffer a setback.  As a result, many Christians dispersed elsewhere.

But persecution that appears to be the hallmark of Christ’s disciples, the Pope explained, “instead of extinguishing the fire of evangelization, feeds it even more”. 

The deacon Philip, who was proclaiming the Gospel along with healing and casting out evil spirits in Samaria,  is impelled by the Holy Spirit to meet a stranger with a heart open to God.  With enthusiasm, he set off on a deserted and dangerous road to meet a senior official of the Queen of Ethiopia, the administrator of her treasures.  The Jewish proselyte, a eunuch, was travelling home after worshipping in Jerusalem.   In his carriage, he was reading a passage from the Prophet Isaiah on the "servant of the Lord", but understood nothing.
 
https://zenit.org/articles/popes-general-audience-on-the-acts-of-the-apostles-philip/
POPE’S GENERAL AUDIENCE: On the Acts of the Apostles & Philip 
October 02, 2019 13:20

Video at the link below--
Pope Francis - General Audience 2019-10-02
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« Reply #7885 on: October 02, 2019, 07:37:58 PM »

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-francis-apostolic-visit-thailand-japan-programme.html

Holy See Press Office releases programme of Pope's visit to Thailand and Japan
02 October 2019, 11:27

Logos of Pope's Apostolic Visit to Thailand and Japan
Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to Thailand and Japan in November. It will be his 32md Apostolic Journey Abroad.

The Holy See Press Office on Wednesday published the programme of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Thailand and Japan in November. He departs from Rome on 19 November; after 3 full days in Thailand he travels to Japan for the second leg of his visit. He is scheduled to return to the Vatican on 26 November.

This is the full programme:       

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

ROME-BANGKOK

19:00  Departure by plane from Rome Fiumicino Airport for Bangkok
 
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

ROMA-BANGKOK

12:30  Arrival at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok
 
          Official welcome at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok
 
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« Reply #7886 on: October 02, 2019, 07:55:42 PM »

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-appoints-maltese-bishop-pro-secretary-general-of-synod-of-bishops-67720

Pope Francis appoints Maltese bishop pro-secretary general of Synod of Bishops
By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican City, Oct 2, 2019 / 04:40 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has nominated Maltese Bishop Mario Grech pro-secretary general of the Synod of Bishops to work alongside secretary general Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri.

In a declaration to journalists Oct. 2, Balidisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops since 2013, said the pro-secretary general will "walk alongside" him in his role and participate in this month's Amazon synod as a member.

Baldisseri said Grech will then assume the full position of secretary general at the time his own mandate "expires," though there was no indication of when that will be.
 
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« Reply #7887 on: October 02, 2019, 08:02:13 PM »

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/after-vatican-raid-5-officials-and-employees-suspended-94890

After Vatican raid, 5 officials and employees suspended

Vatican City, Oct 2, 2019 / 12:43 pm (CNA).- An Italian news magazine has reported that five Vatican employees have been suspended following an Oct. 1 raid of offices within the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.

An Oct. 2 internal memo from the government of the Vatican City State conveyed that the five employees have been “suspended from service.” The memo was published by L’Espresso.

Among the apparently suspended employees is Msgr. Mauro Carlino, who oversees documentation at the Secretariat of State, along with layman Tomasso Di Ruzza, director of the Vatican’s Financial Intelligence Authority.

Two other men and one woman are also listed as suspended.

The suspensions follow an Oct. 1 raid authorized by prosecutors in the Vatican City court system.
 
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« Reply #7888 on: October 02, 2019, 08:11:30 PM »

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2019-10/holy-see-us-symposium-religious-freedom-vatican.html

Holy See and U.S. co-host Vatican Symposium
02 October 2019, 16:48

Vatican Symposium “Pathways to Achieving Human Dignity: Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations”  (ANSA)
“Pathways to Achieving Human Dignity: Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations”, is both the title and theme of the one-day Symposium, jointly sponsored by the Holy See’s Secretariat of State and the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.
By Vatican News

It was Pope Saint John Paul II and US President Ronald Reagan who established formal diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the United States in 1984.

35 years of diplomatic relations

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, recalled that 35th anniversary in his opening remarks at the Symposium. He quoted Pope Francis who, during his 2015 visit to the United States, said: “The aim of our collaboration is to build a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive”.
 
Defending human dignity

United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, was also present at the Vatican Symposium. When it comes to defending human dignity, “the stakes today are arguably higher than they were even during the Cold War”, he said, “because the threats to it are more diverse and more numerous”. 

The roots of religious repression, he added, lie with authoritarian regimes that “will never accept a power higher than their own”, causing “assaults on human dignity”. Which is why “we must exercise our moral voice to confront them”, he added. The most fundamental issues of human dignity and religious freedom, said the U.S. Secretary of State, “transcend everyday politics”.
 
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« Reply #7889 on: October 02, 2019, 08:29:57 PM »

Update:  Cardinal Marx, German Bishops...

https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2019/10/02/german-bishops-press-ahead-with-plans-for-reform-consultation/

German bishops press ahead with plans for reform consultation
Jonathan Luxmoore  Oct 2, 2019
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

(Credit: CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA.)
OXFORD, England - Germany’s Catholic bishops are pressing ahead with a national reform consultation, or “synodal way,” despite cautions from the Vatican and criticism from some bishops.

“At their spring assembly, the German bishops decided by common consent to follow the synodal way, and they’ve continued working toward this at their latest plenary in Fulda,” said Matthias Kopp, spokesman for the Bonn-based bishops’ conference.

“The synodal way is a ‘sui generis’ process, and not a synod or a particular council, and there’ll be no separate German process, without Rome, on questions touching the universal church. But we hope to offer ideas and contributions to the universal church,” he said.

Kopp spoke as documents were published from the bishops’ Sept. 23-26 autumn plenary, clarifying plans for the two-year consultation, organized by the bishops’ conference and lay-led Central Committee of German Catholics.
 
“The bishops’ conference has verified the issues - authority, participation, the separation of powers, sexual morality, the priestly life, women in church services and orders - and wish to face these issues. A vast number of believers are waiting for this, and the bishops see it as their pastoral mission.”

The synodal way is to include four working groups of bishops, theologians and lay experts, with Jesuit Father Bernd Hagenkord, a former Vatican Radio director, and Maria Boxberg of Germany’s Christian Social Studies organization, named Sept. 27 as “spiritual accompaniers.”
 
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« Reply #7890 on: October 03, 2019, 09:40:41 PM »

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope-francis/mass-casa-santa-marta/2019-10/pope-at-santa-marta-receiving-the-word-of-god-fills-us-with-joy.html

Pope at Santa Marta: Receiving the Word of God fills us with joy
03 October 2019, 13:45

The encounter with the Word of God fills us with joy, and this is our strength. At the Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis emphasized that we cannot understand the feast of Sunday without the Word of God.
Vatican News

In his homily at daily Mass, Pope Francis said that opening our hearts to the encounter with the Word of God fills us with joy. The Holy Father invited the faithful to listen attentively to the readings, without letting them “go in one ear and out the other.”

The Pope began by reflecting on the day’s first Reading, taken from the book of the prophet Nehemiah. It is “the story of the encounter of the people of God with the Word of God. It’s all a story of rebuilding,” he said.

The reading is centred on the reconstruction of the Temple and the return of the Jewish people from exile. The leaders of the people – the governor, Nehemiah; and Ezra, the scribe – “enthroned” the Word of God. They had gathered the people in the square in front of the Water Gate, and Ezra read from the scroll of the Law; afterwards, the priests explained the reading to the people. Pope Francis asked his listeners to consider how “for decades this had not happened. It is the encounter of the people with their God, the encounter of the people with the Word of God.”
 
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« Reply #7891 on: October 03, 2019, 09:49:30 PM »

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-francis-ursulines-chapter-audience.html

Pope to Ursulines: “Make new life” by attracting people to Christ
03 October 2019, 14:00

2019.10.03 Capitolo Generale Unione Romana Ordine di Sant'Orsola  (Vatican Media)
Meeting some 90 members of the General Chapter of the Ursuline Sisters on October 3, Pope Francis urged them to “make new life” by opening the doors to Christ and bringing a breath of new life to the ends of the earth.
By Robin Gomes

Today, no one can say any more: "This does not concern me". The problems of others are our problems, my problems. They no longer concern only a people or a nation, but the whole world. Pope Francis made the point to the Ursuline Sisters, officially known as the Roman Union of the Order of Saint Ursula.

Our problems, my problems

Commenting on the theme of their General Chapter – “A Global Community moving into new life” – the Pope said, “We find ourselves in a time increasingly interconnected and inhabited by peoples who have come to be part of a "global community". “Today,” he said, “no one can say any more: "This does not concern me". 
 
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« Reply #7892 on: October 03, 2019, 09:56:37 PM »

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-francis-puebla-conference-40-anniversary.html

Pope Francis recalls Puebla Conference 40 years later
03 October 2019, 13:15

Pope Francis addresses participants in an Internationa Congress marking the 40th anniversary of the Puebla Conference  (Vatican Media)
Pope Francis meets participants at an International Congress examining developments in the Church in Latin America 40 years after the Puebla Conference, and shares his personal memories.
By Vatican News

In January 1979, nearly 400 bishops and observers gathered in Puebla, a city southeast of Mexico City, to reflect on the theme: “The present and the future of evangelization in Latin America”. Pope Saint John Paul II was there on his first international journey as Pope, and he gave the opening address.

Pope Francis on Puebla

Pope Francis shared his personal memories of that event recalling how he was Provincial of the Society of Jesus in Argentina at the time. He said he had followed the Puebla Conference “with great attention and interest”, but remembers three things, in particular.
 
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https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-francis-decrees-saints-venerable-blessed.html

Polish cardinal among 5 to be declared Blessed
03 October 2019, 15:02

Pope Francis on October 2 authorized the promulgation of 8 new decrees regarding the beatification and canonization cause of 6 men and 2 women.
By Robin Gomes

Pope Francis on Tuesday took 8 candidates a step closer to sainthood, among them, Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Archbishop of Warsaw, known for his heroic stand against Nazism and Communism.  The Pope received in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and authorized the promulgation of the decrees concerning the 3 Italians, 2 Spaniards and a Polish, Brazilian and French each.

Three decrees on 3 miracles and 2 on martyrdom clear five candidates for beatification, that will confer on them the title “Blessed”.  They are:
 
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/10/03/pope-signs-decrees-in-causes-for-st-john-pauls-mentor-two-martyrs/
Pope signs decrees in causes for St. John Paul’s mentor, two martyrs
Carol Glatz  Oct 3, 2019
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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« Reply #7894 on: October 03, 2019, 10:13:55 PM »

https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/10/03/pope-names-anti-mafia-prosecutor-to-court-as-scandal-swirls/

Pope names anti-Mafia prosecutor to court as scandal swirls
Nicole Winfield   Oct 3, 2019
ASSOCIATED PRESS

ROME - Pope Francis named one of Italy’s leading anti-Mafia prosecutors as president of the Vatican’s criminal tribunal Thursday, just days after a new scandal erupted over alleged financial wrongdoing in the heart of the Holy See.

The appointment of Giuseppe Pignatone came two days after Vatican police raided the Apostolic Palace and seized documents and computers from the secretariat of state. Also searched were the offices of the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency, which is tasked with flagging possible money laundering and other suspicious financial transactions.

The Vatican press office declined to comment further on the raids, saying only that they were based on a report from the Vatican bank and auditor general’s office about past financial operations.
 

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« Reply #7895 on: October 04, 2019, 05:50:40 PM »

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pompeo-meets-pope-to-discuss-religious-freedom-middle-east-christians-59743

Pompeo meets pope to discuss religious freedom, Middle East Christians
By Matt Hadro

Vatican City, Oct 3, 2019 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the preservation of Christian communities in the Middle East and the promotion of religious freedom on Thursday.

According to State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, during the Oct. 3 meeting in Vatican City, the two “reaffirmed” the commitment of the U.S and the Holy See “to advancing religious freedom around the world, and in particular, protecting Christian communities in the Middle East.”

Pompeo’s audience with the pope is part of an international trip to Italy, Vatican City, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Greece.
 
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« Reply #7896 on: October 04, 2019, 06:08:35 PM »

Synod of Bishops for the Amazon

https://cnstopstories.com/2019/10/03/synod-document-is-to-aid-discussion-not-be-church-teaching-cardinal-says/
Synod document is to aid discussion, not be church teaching, cardinal says
Posted on October 3, 2019   

By Junno Arocho Esteves
Catholic News Service

ATICAN CITY (CNS) — Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes said the working document for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not official church teaching, but rather a way for bishops to listen to the local church’s concerns.

The working document, which was drafted after input was received from bishops’ conferences and local communities, “isn’t a document of the synod, it is for the synod,” Cardinal Hummes, relator general of the synod, told journalists Oct. 3.

“It is the voice of the local church, the voice of the church in the Amazon: of the church, of the people, of the history and of the very earth, the voice of the earth,” he said.

During a briefing at the Vatican press office, Cardinal Hummes and Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, responded to a journalist’s question regarding criticisms against the synod and its working document, also known as the “Instrumentum Laboris.”
 
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/10/03/top-vatican-cardinal-skeptical-on-married-priests-for-the-amazon/
Top Vatican cardinal ‘skeptical’ on married priests for the Amazon
Inés San Martín   Oct 3, 2019
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Video at the link

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-synod-amazon-saint-francis-vatican-gardens.html
Pope consecrates Synod for the Amazon to Saint Francis of Assisi
04 October 2019, 12:02

Pope Francis at tree-planting ceremony in Vatican Gardens   (Vatican Media)
During a highly symbolic tree-planting ceremony in the Vatican Gardens on Friday, Pope Francis places the upcoming Synod for the Amazon under the protection of Saint Francis of Assisi.
By Vatican News

The phrase “Everything is connected” recurs often in Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Sì.

During a unique ceremony in the Vatican Gardens on Friday, signs, symbols and songs, ensured that everything really was “connected”.

Saint Francis and ecology

Starting with the timing: 4 October is the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, which closes the “Season of Creation” that began on 1 September. This year also marks 40 years since Pope Saint John Paul II proclaimed St Francis Patron Saint “of those who promote ecology”. And, in just two days, the Synod for the Amazon will open, the first Synod ever to address the issue of integral ecology.

Organizers and participants

Then there were the participants: the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network, the Order of Franciscan Friars Minor, and the Global Catholic Climate Movement organized the event, while various religious congregations and representatives of the indigenous people of the Amazon Region played important roles in providing colour and creativity.
 
Hmmm...ritual with carved images of pregnant women,,,black ring... 
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/indigenous-ritual-performed-in-vatican-gardens-for-popes-tree-planting-ceremony-60523
Ecological ritual performed in Vatican gardens for pope’s tree planting ceremony
 
After witnessing the ritual, Pope Francis set aside his prepared remarks, opting instead to offer the Our Father without comment.
 

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https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/10/04/on-feast-of-st-francis-pope-joins-amazonians-to-plant-tree-at-vatican/
On feast of St. Francis, Pope joins Amazonians to plant tree at Vatican
Barbara Fraser  Oct 4, 2019
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
 
Instead of the brief prepared remarks he was scheduled to deliver after the tree was planted, however, he simply prayed the Our Father and left in a car. The ceremony ended abruptly without the planned closing prayer and song.
 
Video at the link below--
Pope Francis-Feast of Saint Francis 2019-10-04
https://www.youtube.com/user/vatican
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« Reply #7898 on: October 04, 2019, 07:36:45 PM »

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-10/pope-francis-new-bishops-ordination.html

Pope to ordain four new bishops
04 October 2019, 13:40

The Good Shepherd.
At a Mass in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica, Friday evening, Pope Francis will ordain Father Michael Czerny and Monsignors Paolo Borgia, Antoine Camilleri and Paolo Rudelli as bishops.
By Vatican News

Pope Francis is celebrating a Eucharistic Celebration in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica Friday evening, during which he will ordain four new bishops.  They are Jesuit priest Father Michael Czerny and Monsignors Paolo Borgia, Antoine Camilleri and Paolo Rudelli.

Michael Czerny

Fr. Czerny is the Undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.  He was born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1946 and entered the Society of Jesus in Canada in 1963.  In 1973 he was ordained a priest and in 1978 he obtained a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Chicago.
 
Pope Francis on September 1, announced Fr. Czerny as one of the 13 new cardinals of the Catholic Church.  The Holy Father will make him a cardinal at the consistory in the Vatican the following day, Saturday, along with the others.
 
https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/12095/maltese-pastor-chosen-to-head-francis-synod-of-bishops
02 October 2019, The Tablet
Maltese pastor chosen to head Francis' Synod of Bishops
by Christopher Lamb
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https://zenit.org/articles/episcopal-ordinations-conferred-by-pope-francis/
Episcopal Ordinations Conferred by Pope Francis
News Bishops Called to ‘lofty ecclesial responsibility’
October 05, 2019 00:10

At 5 o’clock this afternoon the Holy Father Francis presided over Holy Mass in the Vatican Basilica, during which he conferred Episcopal Ordination on Priests: Monsignor Michael Czerny, S.J., Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development, of the Society of Jesus, born on July 18, 1946 in Brno (Czech Republic), ordained priest on June 9, 1973, elected Titular Archbishop of Benevento; Monsignor Paolo Borgia, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy), born on March 18, 1966 in Manfredonia (Italy), ordained priest on April 10, 1999, elected Titular Archbishop of Milazzo and appointed Apostolic Nuncio on September 3, 2019; Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Malta (Malta), born on August 20, 1965 in Sliema (Malta), ordained priest on July 5, 1991, elected Titular Archbishop of Skalholt and appointed Apostolic Nuncio on September 3, 2019; Monsignor Paolo Rudelli, of the clergy of the Diocese of Bergamo (Italy), born on July 16, 1970 in Gazzaniga (Italy), ordained priest  on June 10, 1995, elected Titular Archbishop of Mesembria and appointed Apostolic Nuncio on September 3, 2019.

The Homily delivered by the Pope in the course of the Eucharistic Celebration was, in essence, the Homily provided in the Ritual for the Ordination of Bishops, to which, however, he added some considerations.

Here is a translation of the text.
 
Video at the link below--
St. Peter’s Basilica - Episcopal Ordination 2019-10-04
https://www.youtube.com/user/vatican
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