Syrian rebels are increasingly shelling predominantly Christian areas of Damascus, reports the Associated Press.
Pope Francis praised Aung San Suu Kyi’s commitment to “non-violent engagement in the cause of peace and democracy” during their meeting yesterday (video).
Bishop Charles Scicluna has urged bishops to adopt a uniform approach to priests ordered to lead a life of “prayer and penance” because “a comfortable life on a golf course is definitely not what the words ‘prayer and penance’ mean“.
Rocco Palmo says that Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga laid out a “programme for the Stateside Church” during his whirlwind US tour.
Episcopal priest Philip DeVaul suggests “Pope Francis is going to bring a lot of people back to Rome“.
William Doino Jr notes that while Paul VI “waited nearly 10 years” to speak dramatically about Satan “Francis took only a day”.
And Vatican “culture minister” Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi marked the death of Lou Reed yesterday by tweeting the lyrics of the song “Perfect Day”.
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