Pope Francis replaces Cardinal Sarah

Pope Francis will open the academic year at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Rome.

In a last-minute change, he will replace Cardinal Robert Sarah who had been scheduled to open the new year.

The news of Francis’s s attendance  comes just weeks after he controversially hand-picked two prelates — Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia and Msgr. Pierangelo Sequeri — to head the Institute. Read more

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