An award-winning missionary magazine

ITALY: Bishops Embrace Mission Of Reconciliation

At the start of the Italian bishops’ winter assembly, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti (in photo) who serves as president for the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), outlined his vision for reconciliation amid what he said were numerous “fractures” putting a strain on the country.

Bassetti said in his opening address that “our task as pastors today is configured above all as a work of reconciliation.” It is the task of pastors, in particular, he said, to be the voice of those who are fragile and vulnerable, “so that no one is left alone.”

Part of rebuilding the country after the pandemic means working for the social inclusion of the poor and requires the ability to have a true dialogue and foster social friendship, he said, telling his fellow bishops that the task of reconciliation must be pursued at all levels of the current crisis.  


Read These Next


NEW SAINT: Pope Paul Vi Will Be Canonized This Year

“Paul VI will be a saint this year,” Pope Francis confirmed during a session with priests of Rome. According to Vatican Insider, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle…

SYNOD FOR THE AMAZON: New Paths For The Church

The Instrumentum Laboris (Working Document) of the upcoming Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region has been released in the Vatican. The Synod takes place from 6 to 27…

WATER: Over 180 million people lack drinking water

More than 180 million people do not have access to basic drinking water in countries affected by conflict, violence and instability around the world, UNICEF warned.

Share Your Thoughts


Loading Conversation

Sign up for the newsletter

Getting your own copy of "Friends of the Mission" is free. Sign up with your complete address to get one delivered right to your doorstep.

Kindly double check that the information you entered is correct and accurate. Thank you!