Category Archives: Vatican

Survivor hopes papal meeting will bring end to ‘culture of abuse’

Updated April 26 By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A survivor of clergy sexual abuse in Chile said he hopes his meeting with Pope Francis will be an opportunity to make a difference and bring … Continue reading

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Raise a cone: Rome’s poor celebrate pope’s name day with gelato

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant’Egidio Community’s soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St. George. The gelato was … Continue reading

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Italy grants citizenship to Alfie Evans in attempt to guarantee his care

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Italian government granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, a seriously ill British toddler, in a last-minute effort to prevent doctors in England from withdrawing life-support. The Italian foreign ministry, in … Continue reading

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Pope calls for end to ‘needless bloodshed’ in Nicaragua

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for an end to violence in Nicaragua after several days of protests against proposed social security legislation led to the deaths of more than two dozen … Continue reading

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Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

UPDATED 9:55 a.m. April 18 By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for “asylum” in Italy so his seriously ill son may … Continue reading

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‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighborhood’s children. Question-and-answer sessions with youngsters are a standard part … Continue reading

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‘Schizoid’ world brags it’s free while chained to greed, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christian freedom is being free from worldly ambition, fashion and passion and being open to God’s will, Pope Francis said. The world today “is a bit schizoid, schizophrenic, right? It … Continue reading

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