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Do you want to grow in love? Keep Jesus close, pope says

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2018 / 06:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Christian can stay on the right path to Heaven, and grow in love for God and his neighbor, …

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Corrective to July 18 story on Canadian consecrated virgins

In a July 18 story on Canadian consecrated virgins welcoming a Vatican directive, The Canadian Press incorrectly reported that the consecration of a …

Vatican

Vatican suspends Chilean deacon accused of child abuse

The Vatican has dismissed a deacon in central Chile over child sexual abuse allegations. The country's influential Catholic Church is facing a …

Pope Francis

Pope removes Honduran bishop accused of sexual misdeeds

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, the latest in a series of high-ranking clergy implicated in sexual improprieties with adults under their authority.<p>Francis had ordered an investigation into the …

Pope Francis

Revelations of US Cardinal Sex Abuse Force Pope's Hand

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Revelations that the most respected U.S. cardinal repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised …

Christianity

Are Credit-Default Swaps a Cardinal Sin?

The CFTC chairman tangles with the Vatican over Pope Francis’s criticism of the derivatives product<p>WASHINGTON—Can a good Catholic trade credit-default swaps?<p>A top U.S. markets regulator and the Catholic Church are debating the issue, after a May treatise from the Vatican criticized …

European News

Vatican expert: To fight sex abuse, the Catholic Church must invest in women

One of the church’s experts on protecting children from abuse says that while today “there is much more awareness about the issue,” the church has to …

Christianity

Head of Vatican commission says contraception is ‘intrinsically wrong’

The leader of a Vatican study commission on Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae has said that contraception is “intrinsically wrong”. Humanae …

Christianity

Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican’s Interfaith Point Man, Is Dead at 75

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, a champion of interfaith dialogue as a top Vatican diplomat and the man who announced Pope Francis’s election to the world, died on July 5 in Hartford. He was 75.<p>The Vatican, which announced his death, said he had been treated for Parkinson’s disease for years.<p>At his …

Christianity

Honduran auxiliary bishop accused of sexual misconduct resigns

Vatican City, Jul 20, 2018 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Juan José Pineda, auxiliary bishop of …

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19th-century Italian teen to be canonized during youth Synod

Vatican City, Jul 19, 2018 / 10:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bl. Nunzio Sulprizio, who died at the age of 19 from bone cancer, will be declared a saint …

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AMECEA Plenary: Cardinal Tobin calls for greater synodality

The 19th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) is continuing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The …

Christianity

Texas bishops join event to support migrants, highlight Church teaching

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a time when immigrants around the country have come under attack, the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, and representatives from …

El Paso

Sr. Prema Pierick, MC, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity | Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

<b>Witness</b>: <br>Sr. Prema Pierick, MC, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity<p><b>Sunday October 23, 2016</b> - Sister Mary Prema Pierick, whose name in …

Christianity

Katy Perry Calls Pope Francis A 'Rebel For Jesus'

The pop star told Vogue Australia she admired Francis' humility, compassion and love of animals.<p>Pope Francis has apparently left quite an impression on pop star Katy Perry.<p>The American singer-songwriter, who met the pope in April, told Vogue Australia that she’s a “big fan” of Francis.<p>“It’s a …

Entertainment

Memo to Vatican reformers: Don't take cues from the gas company

Outsiders to the Vatican often find themselves wondering why the pace of things seems so slow. As the old joke goes, Rome’s working motto tends to …

Christianity

The Church is without a camerlengo

Vatican City, Jul 17, 2018 / 12:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With the July 5 death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the office of camerlengo is now vacant. …

Vatican

Tourist and Artwork Interaction at the Vatican Museum

Illustrator Francesco Bongiorni was asked to illustrate a series of stamps and postcards for the Vatican’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism, …

Culture

Vatican drafting guidelines on proper uses for sold churches

The Vatican is drafting guidelines to help Catholic dioceses find appropriate ways to decommission unneeded churches so they don't end up as discos, gymnasiums or gelato shops.<p>The Vatican's culture ministry is teaming up with Rome's Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University and the Italian …

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The Height of Burj Khalifa vs Vatican City

<i>Map created by reddit user 1234julien1234</i><p>The map above shows what would happen if you lay the Burj Khalifa on its side within the Vatican City. The …

Skyscrapers

Pope Francis prays for Japan amid deadly flooding

Vatican City, Jul 9, 2018 / 09:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences to Japan Monday following the death of at least …

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This Is the Man Who Holds The Keys to the Vatican

"The real privilege is being able, every day, to walk through this and each day learn something new."<p>Gianni Crea has been the head key keeper of the …

Museums

Vatican prays for seafarers, laments often poor working conditions

Pope Francis animatedly talks with the international media in this file photo. AP<p>VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is calling attention to the plight of …

Christianity

Massimo Listri

Massimo Listri travels his native Italy and the world with his camera, photographing grand interior spaces both iconic and unexpected. His …

Italy

Cardinal Tauran, who sought to improve the Vatican's relations with the Muslim world, dies at 75

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase “habemus papam (we have a pope),” has died.<p>The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He had been in the United States, …

Christianity

French cardinal leading Vatican’s interreligious efforts dies in U.S.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, an experienced diplomat and head of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, died …

Foreign Policy

Vatican diplomat who helped heal wounds with Islam dies

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - French cardinal and former Vatican foreign minister Jean-Louis Tauran, who helped improve ties between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world, has died aged 75, the Vatican said on Friday.<p>Tauran served as the Vatican's foreign minister from 1991 to 2003 and in 2007 …

World News

Vatican Mosaic Studio

A hidden workshop for creating and restoring Papal mosaic masterpieces.<p>Back in the late 16th century, Pope Gregory XIII became pretty much obsessed …

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Pope picks 1st layman to head a Vatican department

Dicastery for Communication now led by Paolo Ruffini, a longtime journalist<p>Though the Vatican’s communications department has long had laypeople in …

Pope Francis

Pope taps first lay person as head of a Vatican department

ROME – Pope Francis has named a layman to head the Vatican’s troubled communications office, the first layman to head a dicastery of the Roman …

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