Paul VI Audience Hall
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Saint Francis of Assisi
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In a recent Catechesis, I illustrated the providential role the Orders of Friars Minor and the Order of Preachers, founded by St Francis of Assisi and St Dominic de Guzmán respectively, played in the renewal of the Church in their day. Today I would like to present to you the figure of Francis, an authentic “giant” of holiness, who continues to fascinate a great many people of all age groups and every religion.
“A sun was born into the world”. With these words, in the
…and a very timely analysis of this is here…
A year since Bishop Richard Malone’s assistant left her Chancery post to go public about the Buffalo prelate’s handling of abuse cases – and has since stated that the prelate should be in jail – the Holy See has finally moved to send in the cavalry on a “free-fall” situation which has only grown ever more untenable.