Rome Reports - Sept 16

ROME, 2017/09/15

 Vatican investigates "possible violation relating to child pornography" by Holy See diplomat
September 15, 2017. The U.S. government alerted the Holy See of its suspicions through diplomatic channels.
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 Pope Francis in Santa Marta: Our Lady was a strong, courageous woman
September 15, 2017. He remembered that the Church began at the foot of the Cross.
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 Fonseca's performance of "Puede Ser" before Pope Francis in Colombia
September 15, 2017. The singer interpreted his popular song moments before the encounter between the Pope and the president.
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 What Pope Francis has to say about the importance of volunteering
September 15, 2017. "'Good' is accomplished when it is done without seeking recompense,” he said.
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 Pope in Santa Marta: avoid the temptation of spiritual masochism
He offered questions for believers to ask themselves for self-reflection.
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 Tony Blair to the pope: I support minorities in the Middle East
September 14, 2017. They exchanged a few words at the end of the General Audience.
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 Council of Cardinals Meeting: Calls for more laity, fewer priests and an international Curia
September 14, 2017. Among the topics addressed at the last meeting was "selection and competence of staff" in the Curia.
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 Egyptian Coptic Bishop: “Forgiving those who attack us makes us stronger.”
Egyptians have been the most recent victims of atrocious attacks.
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