Category Archives: Vatican

Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in church decisions

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church needs to seek the input, commitment and talents of all of its members if it is to be truly catholic and to evangelize effectively, said a new … Continue reading

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Runway to heaven: Vatican, The Met piece together faith and fashion

The exhibit opens at The Met May 10. Here is our February story from the exhibit’s preview in Rome.  By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI’s custom-made red leather loafers became a signature … Continue reading

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Pope asks German bishops to try to find unanimity on Communion question

  By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis asked the bishops of Germany to continue working together to find broader consensus on guidelines for allowing a Protestant married to a Catholic to receive the Eucharist. … Continue reading

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Survivors hope pope will act against ‘epidemic’ of abuse in the church

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Three Chilean abuse survivors who met with Pope Francis said his apology to them must be accompanied by concrete actions, not only against those who commit sexual abuse, but against … Continue reading

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World’s best high jumper has low-profile meeting with pope

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite holding the world record in the high jump, Javier Sotomayor kept his feet on the ground and didn’t try to clear the waist-high wooden barricade between him and Pope … Continue reading

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Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After private meetings with Pope Francis, three survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile said they felt they had been heard and were hopeful for changes in the way … Continue reading

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Pope leads prayers for inter-Korean summit

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in prayers for the success of the inter-Korean summit, scheduled for April 27. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s leader, Kim … Continue reading

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