July 1, 2014. The Council of Cardinals began their fifth meeting with the Pope at the Vatican. Starting today at Casa Santa Marta, it will end on Friday, July 4. The previous meetings were from 1 to 3 October 2013, 3 -5 December 2013, from 17 to 19 February 2014 and 28 to 30 April 2014.
(-ONLY VIDEO-) Pope Francis met with bishops of Rwanda on Thursday morning. The group is in Rome, taking part in its 'ad limina' visit.
In a written statement, Pope Francis highlighted the need for the Church to be an instrument of reconciliation, especially as the 20th anniversary of country's genocide approaches. The Pope emphasized that he is praying for those who lost their lives and their families.
The importance of educating the youth was also touched on.