Posts Tagged ‘Papal bull’

Pope must repudiate papal decrees justifying colonisation

Monday, July 5th, 2021
Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

US Bishop Douglas Lucia wants Pope Francis to repudiate a series of papal decrees justifying European countries seeking to colonize other nations. He says papal decrees – called bulls – supporting the “Doctrine of Discovery” (the Doctrine) provided justification for “both political and personal violence against indigenous peoples.” He wants “a public acknowledgment from the Read more

Pope formally asks Church to be place of mercy and pardon

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

In a formal act, Pope Francis has called on the Church to refashion itself as a place, not of judgment or condemnation, but of pardon and merciful love. The Pope did this in an official Bull of Indiction convoking the extraordinary jubilee Year of Mercy, which will run from December 8, 2015, to November 20, Read more