Monday, December 7, 2015
Today Pope Francis received in audience a number of people, including:
• Ambassador of Peru, Maria Elvira Velasquez Rivas-Plata (summary video)
• Ambassador of Hungary, Eduard Habsburg-Lothringen (summary video)
• president of the World Conference of Secular Institutes, Nadège Védie
• president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, who reported on his meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew I and brought Pope Francis a gift from the patriarch
Today was released Pope Francis’ message for the upcoming 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations (full text).
Today Pope Francis made some appointments.
Additionally, this afternoon, Pope Francis signed a Rescriptum ex audientia to implement new proceedures for marriage annulments (full text, more details, summary article, summary video) and gave a mandate to the Secretary of State to establish a Special Committee called “Pontifical Commission for public health sector activities of legal entities of the Church.”
And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!