In February, controversy ensued over the pope’s lifting of the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops.
Several organizations protested because one of the bishops had infamously denied the extent of the Holocaust.
He later wrote a letter to all the bishops of the world explaining thathe was not aware of this and that the pardon was originally intendedfor being ordained without permission and not for other offenses.
With the start of the season of Lent, the pope asked people to notforget the one billion people in the world who suffer from starvationeveryday.
Executive Director, World Food Program
“Our message is, well, we know it’s a hard time. Don’t forget thepeople that live in places with no streets. We have to keep up ourgenerosity, because they will not survive without our help”
That’s why the World Food Program teamed up with Catholic organizationsto continue their mission of getting food to the places that need itthe most.