Quotes of the Week November 28

"The Bishop of Rome will not be at peace as long as there are men and women ñ of any religion harmed in their dignity, deprived of what is necessary for their survival, robbed of their future or forced to become refugees."

Pope Francis’ message for peace in the Middle East, delivered on November 21 during a meeting with patriarchs of the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite in Rome.


"Many bishops die and no successors are named. As a result the Church is getting ever weaker. The new Pope has not yet spoken out. He is evidently a very wise leader. He is listening, he is studying. Letís hope the Lord helps him."

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun appeals to Rome to do more for China’s underground Church.