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Pope Francis greets Bosnian youth

2017-01-18 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday gave a special greeting to a group of children from Bosnia and Herzegovina who have …

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Pope Audience: We look with hope to unity not division

2017-01-18 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said on Wednesday that Christian Unity and reconciliation are possible. He was speaking during …

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The Young Pope: Inside the architecture of Vatican City

The incredible interiors and beatific buildings in the Holy See’s home<p>HBO’s new limited series The Young Pope starts with a fever dream from his holiness, and proceeds to give viewers a stylized lens through which to watch the intrigue of Vatican politics and the ascension of the world’s first pope …

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The Vatican McDonald’s Is Being Accused Of Exploiting The Homeless For Publicity

The hits just keep coming for the Vatican-adjacent McDonald’s. As we previously covered, a lot of people were against the Rome restaurant. Cardinals and other religious leaders didn’t really understand why a chain fast food restaurant needed to be located in the shadow of the center of the Roman …

Black Market

Funeral homily, Cardinal always followed the light

2017-01-17 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) The funeral Mass of Cardinal Gilberto Agustoni took place in St Peters Basilica at 10am, Tuesday 17 January. …

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After Vatican controversy, McDonald's helps feed homeless in Rome

| ROME<p>McDonald's received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch just steps from St. Peter's Square last month, but on Monday the fast food giant accepted a challenge to adopt one of Pope Francis's cherished principles - feeding the hungry.<p>The new restaurant, whose opening in a …

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Cardinal Pell's office dismisses attacks as opposition to reform

Vatican City, Jan 17, 2017 / 12:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In reaction to a new book claiming that Pope Francis has in fact done little to combat …

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Pope: Christians are not 'parked' but rather courageous

2017-01-17 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Be courageous Christians, anchored in hope and capable of enduring dark moments. This was the forceful …

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Pope urges new ways of spreading mercy

2017-01-17 Vatican Radio<p>Pope Francis called on Catholics to carry on and seek “new ways” in spreading the message of God’s mercy.<p>This message of the …

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McDonald's Was Criticized For Opening Near The Vatican, But Its Response Is Amazing

We're lovin' this.<p>The Vatican is one of Earth's holiest sites, so it's no surprise many people were unhappy when it was announced that a McDonald's …

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Pope Francis at Angelus: special care for migrant children

2017-01-15 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed for better treatment of child-migrants on Sunday. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists …

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Pope Francis at Angelus: Church called to proclaim Christ

2017-01-15 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis prayed the <i>Angelus</i> with pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. In …

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Palestinian embassy opens in Vatican City

(CNN)Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Saturday to open a Palestinian embassy in Vatican City.<p>"We are very grateful about the role that the Holy See has played for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, and for having opened an embassy of Palestine in the Vatican for …

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McDonalds in Vatican City gives free meals to the homeless

<i>The controversial McDonald's, which earlier this year despite the protests of the local population and high clergy was opened in Vatican City, has</i> …

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Storm batters Europe

The Hague - Dutch water management authorities have closed several locks across waterways to prevent flooding as a high tide, co-inciding with a …

Europe

Pope Francis: address to Global Foundation roundtable

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received participants in the Roman Roundtable of the Global Foundation on Saturday.Based in Melbourne, Australia, the …

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Pope Francis meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

2017-01-14 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met Saturday morning with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican. Following the …

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New Palestinian embassy opened in the Vatican

A Palestinian embassy has been officially opened in the Vatican.<p>The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also had an audience with Pope Francis, with discussions on how peace can be achieved.<p>Abbas said he hopes the example of the Vatican is followed by others.<p>He said: “This embassy is a place of …

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Pope extends overhaul of Vatican’s liturgy department

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is extending his controversial overhaul of the Vatican’s liturgy department, adding a host of new advisers after an initial shake-up removed some leading conservative cardinals.<p>The 17 new advisers named Saturday include priests, laymen and two women. The experts in …

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McDonald's to hand out thousands of free meals to homeless people

A branch of McDonald’s, based a stone’s throw away from where the Pope lives in Vatican City, is to hand out thousands of free meals to homeless …

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Siblings arrested in cyberattack that compromised Vatican computers

Vatican City, Jan 13, 2017 / 02:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two arrests have been made in a widespread cyber-attack that compromised communications of …

Cybersecurity

Pope greets Italian police who protect the Vatican

2017-01-13 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis greeted the members of the General Inspectorate for Public Security at the Vatican of the …

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Pope writes to young people ahead of Synod on Vocational Discernment

2017-01-13 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has written a letter to young people as the Church prepares for a <b>Synod of Bishops</b> on the theme:</b> …

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Vatican lets homeless sleep in church amid cold

The Vatican is letting homeless people sleep in a Rome church during a spell of unusually cold weather for the Italian capital.<p>In Rome lately, nighttime temperatures have dropped below freezing.<p>The Vatican say that around 30 people, Italians and foreigners, have accepted the invitation to sleep …

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Controversial Vatican McDonald’s Vows to Feed the Homeless - Eater

McDonald’s sparked outrage in Italy recently when it unveiled a new location just steps from the Vatican. Perhaps in an effort to win over the hearts and minds of Catholics, the Local reports the Big Mac slinger has agreed to partner with a charity to feed the homeless.<p>The St. Peter’s …

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Palestinian Embassy to be opened in Vatican city for the first time

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The inauguration of the first Palestinian Embassy in the Vatican city will take place on Saturday January 14, and will be …

Malta church goes beyond pope in remarriage guidelines

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is making clear Pope Francis supports letting divorced and civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion in certain cases by publishing a set of new guidelines in the pope's own newspaper that seem to go beyond even what he has said.<p>The Catholic Church in Malta issued the …

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Vatican seeks youth input for upcoming meeting of bishops

Pope Francis is reaching out to young people for the next round of church-wide consultations, soliciting their direct input for an upcoming meeting …

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More African countries sign agreements with the Holy See

2017-01-09 Vatican Radio<p>Pope Francis Monday revealed that the number of ambassadors accredited to the Holy See has grown. In his annual address to …

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At the General Audience the Pope speaks about Rachel- A mother’s tears

2017-01-04 L’Osservatore Romano<p><i>Rachel’s tears reflect “the suffering of all the mothers of the world, of all time, and the tears of every human being</i> …

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