The Vatican broke its painful silence about the Pennsylvania grand jury report that exposed and detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and subsequent cover-ups by bishops. In a statement, The Vatican called the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible."
That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
"That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed."
"That small farmers may receive just compensation for their invaluable work."
"That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments."
"That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations."