Pope's New Year priorities: Refugees, youths, trips, more Curia reform

Posted December 29, 2017 3:32 pm by Editor

Pope's New Year priorities: Refugees, youths, trips, more Curia reform

VATICAN – Foreign trips, a focus on the rights and needs of migrants and refugees and a Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people all are on the 2018 calendar for Pope Francis.His activities and the passions that drive them are familiar by now. In fact, March 13 will mark the fifth anniversary of his election as pope, succeeding retired Pope Benedict XVI.Pope Francis, newly 81, will begin 2018 with a focus on Mary and on migrants and refugees.As with all modern popes, Pope Francis’ Marian devotion and his concern for people forced to flee their homes have been a

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