Category Archives: Vatican

Trump comments ‘harsh, offensive,’ Vatican newspaper says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In its continuing coverage of the U.S. immigration debate, the Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump “used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants” from several countries. … Continue reading

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Pope faces challenge of restoring trust in wake of Peru, Chile scandals

Updated By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis embarks on his fourth visit to South America, he will face the enormous task of restoring trust and encouraging healing after scandals in Chile and … Continue reading

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Don’t rush through silence at Mass, pope says at general audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The silence that precedes the opening prayer at Mass is an opportunity for Christians to commend to God the fate of the church and the world, Pope Francis said. … Continue reading

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Pope to diplomats: World peace depends on right to life, disarmament

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Because everyone has a right to life, liberty and personal security, nations must find nonviolent solutions to conflict and difficulties, Pope Francis said. A culture of peace “calls for unremitting … Continue reading

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Sound of music: Vatican offers ordinary choirs extraordinary venues

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fifteen-year-old show choir member Molly Biggs of Topeka, Kansas, thought her biggest singing break would be performing in Kansas City. As the New Year dawned, she wasn’t in Kansas anymore.

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Pope visits sick children on eve of Epiphany

By Catholic News Service FIUMICINO, Italy (CNS) — On the eve of Epiphany, when most Italian children wake up to find gifts and candy, Pope Francis visited a pediatric hospital outside Rome. The pope arrived at the Palidoro Bambino Gesu Hospital … Continue reading

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Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fear and the shame of admitting one’s own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one’s own faults, Pope Francis said. “It’s difficult to admit … Continue reading

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