On Sunday, the funeral of the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York City will be held in Oak Lawn.
A week earlier, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Boston laid his last mass in the Boston Cathedral, and Pope Francis laid his final eulogy in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
And in November, Archbishop Robert Carlson of Chicago laid his first funeral.
On Sunday night, however, the archbishop’s funeral will be in the church of Jesu Christ in Manhattan.
On Wednesday, the Archdiocese of New Jersey will also be holding its funeral service for its archbishop, who is known as a proponent of progressive policies.
For its part, the Roman Curia is holding its weekly meeting of priests and bishops.
In a statement, the Vatican said it would “reconsider” the funeral in light of the growing trend of people “coming to know and love the archdiocese in a more public manner.”
The Catholic Church has been under increasing pressure from the Catholic press over the past few years to show respect for the Catholic church, as the pope has been criticized for not always making direct public statements in response to papal statements.
For example, when Pope Francis addressed a group of Italian bishops on January 26, he spoke about the need to “avoid all kinds of misunderstandings” and “avoid any misunderstanding that is contrary to the Church’s teaching.”
And during the same meeting, the pope said, “I am concerned about the number of people who are coming to know the Catholic Church by using it as a vehicle for their own personal ends and agendas.”
And in October, Pope Francis said that “we are not there yet” in showing respect for church institutions.
“We have to be careful,” he said.
The archbishop was an outspoken opponent of abortion rights, which was one of the most controversial topics at his funeral.
At his funeral, he will have a Mass of thanksgiving.
“This is a great day for the archbishops of New Orleans, Chicago, and New York,” said Archbishop Richard J. Chaput.
“They will be able to celebrate their common joys and to meet with people of all religious persuasions.”
On Wednesday morning, Pope Benedict XVI will be canonized at the Vatican.
He was born in 1929 and died in 2006.
The Vatican said the pontiff was a “dedicated teacher, missionary, and evangelist” who helped build the church.
The pope is considered the most popular pontiff in the world and a strong advocate for the teachings of the Catholic faith.