Category Archives: Vatican

Support families, human dignity, pope tells global leaders at Davos

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Global leaders must implement policies that support the family and offer real opportunities for the growth and development of all people, Pope Francis told people attending the World Economic Forum … Continue reading

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Pope apologizes to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PERU (CNS) — Pope Francis apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by the way he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering … Continue reading

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At Lima Mass for 1.3 million, Pope Francis preaches message of hope

By Barbara J. Fraser Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru (CNS) — Pope Francis took his message of hope to this sprawling, dusty capital of Peru, celebrating Mass within view of the rocky, waterless Andean slopes where most of the city’s … Continue reading

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Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

Updated By Junno Arocho Esteves¬† Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile (CNS) — Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile. During … Continue reading

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March lauded for witnessing to life; participation in ‘9 Days’ urged

By¬†Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a message of support for the March for Life in Washington, a Vatican official praised “the tens of thousands” of participants for their witness to the “value of every human life” and for … Continue reading

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Update: Pope meets Chilean abuse victims; controversy over bishop continues

Updated Jan. 20 1:10 p.m. By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said, but his actions threatened to … Continue reading

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Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Pope Francis arrived in Santiago Jan. 15, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he will take his message of hope to people … Continue reading

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