Category Archives: Vatican

Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope says

UPDATED By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Faced with a climate emergency, the world must act immediately to mitigate global warming and avoid committing “a brutal act of injustice” on the poor and future generations, Pope … Continue reading

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Ignoring the poor falsifies the Gospel, pope says in message

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must not underestimate the importance of embracing and assisting the poor, oppressed and outcast, Pope Francis said. Not only did Jesus entrust his disciples with the task of continuing … Continue reading

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Unity is first sign of true Christian witness, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church gives an authentic witness of God’s love for all men and women only when it fosters the grace of unity and communion, Pope Francis said. Unity … Continue reading

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Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black Catholic parish … Continue reading

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Bishops approve protocol for restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

Updated: June 13, 2019 By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a measure that would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or … Continue reading

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Vatican bank reports decreased profits in 2018

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Institute for the Works of Religion, often referred to as the Vatican bank, made a profit of 17.5 million euros (about US$19.8 million) in 2018, just over half … Continue reading

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Christians are called to serve, not use others, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians who use others, rather than serve others, greatly harm the church, Pope Francis said. Christ’s instructions to his disciples to “cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers … Continue reading

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