Category Archives: Vatican

Pope to make historic visit to United Arab Emirates in February

Updated. By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will visit the United Arab Emirates next year, becoming the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula, the Vatican announced. In a Dec. 6 statement, the … Continue reading

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Bustling port city has packed agenda for week before World Youth Day

By Manuel Rueda  Catholic News Service COLON, Panama (CNS) — At the entrance to the Panama Canal, the city of Colon is bursting with commerce. Its duty-free zone is the largest in Central America, and its port facilities handle 2.9 … Continue reading

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Prayer is a constant learning experience, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus’ way of praying to his father throughout his life is a reminder for Christians that prayer is more than asking God for something but is a way of … Continue reading

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Pope expresses condolences for death of former President Bush

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his condolences for the death of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, sent a telegram to … Continue reading

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Special delivery: Vatican Christmas stamps feature inmate’s art

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the Christmas season draws near, the Vatican postal service prepared a unique set of commemorative stamps designed by a talented, yet unlikely, artist: a prisoner serving a life … Continue reading

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At Advent, make peace, not war, pope says at morning Mass

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Advent season is a time of preparation for the coming of the prince of peace and not a time of making war with those around you, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Cardinal tells COP24 climate needs present ‘challenge of civilization’

By Jonathan Luxmoore  Catholic News Service The Vatican challenged countries gathered for the 24th U.N. Climate Change Conference to focus on the needs of the present and the future as it worked to take swift action. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican … Continue reading

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