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Vatican statistics confirm the Catholic future is in Africa

ROME — New statistics released by the Vatican on Thursday show that Africa continues to position itself as the future axis of Catholicism, with the …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pope Francis creates path for SSPX priests to celebrate marriages validly

Vatican City, Apr 4, 2017 / 05:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis approved a way for priests of the Society of St. Pius X to witness …

Pope makes appointments amid criticism of sex abuse response

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday named a new official to oversee the Vatican office that processes clerical sex abuse cases amid mounting …

Christianity

Pope Francis to children: Promise Jesus you will never be a bully

Pope Francis asked 45,000 children preparing for confirmation to promise Jesus they would never engage in bullying.<p>Turning stern during a lively and …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis Proposes a Cure for Populism

Last Friday, twenty-seven heads of state gathered in Rome to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the treaty that established the European Economic Community, the progenitor of the European Union. Perhaps because of the setting, it seemed natural that Pope Francis should address them; he did so in the …

European bishops summit makes appeal to jaded youth

ROME — European bishops are meeting in Barcelona in order to search for ways to extend a hand to Europe’s youngest and most disenchanted …

Europe

Listen To This Catholic Priest Poke Holes In Trump's 'America First' Climate Plan

"Policies that fail to protect our planet are not only against Catholic teaching but are also immoral.”<p>For a man who promised to defend America’s “Christian heritage,” President Donald Trump has issued an executive order on the environment that seems alarmingly un-Christian.<p>Trump’s executive order, …

Christianity

Child sex abuse: Catholic bishops 'must meet Pope Francis to push for urgent change'

Australia's bishops must lead an urgent delegation to Pope Francis seeking changes to some of the church's most fundamental views on women, celibacy, …

Pope's message to OSCE human trafficking conference: Full text

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a message on Monday to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)’s “17th Alliance against …

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

19/05/2018<p>Pope’s message for World Mission Sunday 2018<p>18/05/2018<p>Oscar Romero to be recognised as saint of Universal Church<p>19/05/2018<p>Pope Paul VI to …

Pope Francis