Category Archives: Vatican

Bishop ‘profoundly saddened’ by deaths, damage from Midwest storms

UPDATED May 24, 2019 By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee May 24 called for “prayers for the victims and their grieving families and communities” affected by devastating storms from Texas to … Continue reading

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Family portraits, mutual support part of Caritas global assembly

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle added a photo of his “Lolo Kim” to a mosaic of migrants, world leaders and Caritas workers to illustrate how humanity forms one family and … Continue reading

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Foster brotherhood, solidarity, pope tells new ambassadors

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Nations, like individuals, have a “solemn duty” to care for the poor and to work together to promote development, Pope Francis told a group of ambassadors beginning their service at the Vatican. International … Continue reading

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Prayer not possible without Holy Spirit, pope says at audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his … Continue reading

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Pope prays for Spanish missionary murdered in Central African Republic

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led thousands of pilgrims in prayer for a Spanish missionary sister killed in Central African Republic. While greeting French pilgrims attending his weekly general audience in St. … Continue reading

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Officials say Vatican must continue to monitor financial activity

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Any time money changes hands, there is a potential for financial misconduct, but the leaders of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority said the Holy See has made enormous strides in … Continue reading

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Pope asks Italian bishops finally to implement tribunal reforms

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told the bishops of Italy that he was disappointed that so many of their dioceses had yet to implement the reforms he ordered to make the marriage annulment … Continue reading

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