Category Archives: Vatican

Build peace by welcoming migrants, refugees, pope says in message

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Exploiting a fear of migrants and refugees for political gain increases the possibility of violence and discrimination and does nothing to build a culture of peace, Pope Francis said in … Continue reading

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Pope adds meetings, including with general, to Myanmar itinerary

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Accepting suggestions by Myanmar’s cardinal, Pope Francis has added two private meetings to the schedule for his visit to the country: one with religious leaders and the other with the … Continue reading

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At Mass, Jesus seeks to bring others with him to salvation, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — If people really understood that participating at Mass is witnessing Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection, then maybe they would stop taking pictures, talking, making comments and acting as if it … Continue reading

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War and greed: Rome events shed light on conflict in South Sudan, Congo

(Backgrounder and analysis) By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has made no secret of what he thinks is the motivating force behind the wars and conflicts underway across the globe. “The powerful, some … Continue reading

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Pope criticizes police brutality, denounces dangerous drivers

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Putting the brakes on dangerous and distracted driving, Pope Francis criticized using mobile phones when at the wheel and treating roads like racetracks. While praising the work and sacrifice of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis calls Benedict’s teaching ‘precious heritage’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The theological work and papal teaching of retired Pope Benedict XVI “continue to be a living and precious heritage for the church,” Pope Francis said. The pope met Nov. 18 … Continue reading

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Vatican investigating abuse at pre-seminary

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican announced it had launched a new investigation into reports about sexual abuse in a pre-seminary for young adolescents run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, but located inside … Continue reading

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