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September 16, 2021
Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 09:20 am Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Catholic Church is firm in its stance on abortion because “abortion is murder,” and urged priests to be pastoral rather than political when faced with the question of who can receive Communion. Answering questions aboard the papal plane from Bratislava, Slovakia,
September 13, 2021
Rome Newsroom, Sep 12, 2021 / 02:30 am Pope Francis arrived on Sunday morning in Hungary, where he met with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The pope’s arrival in the capital, Budapest, on Sept. 12 marked the 84-year-old pontiff’s first international trip since his colon surgery in July. Pope Francis will spend roughly seven hours in Hungary, where he will
September 09, 2021
Rome Newsroom, Sep 8, 2021 / 09:30 am Burma’s Cardinal Charles Maung Bo told Catholics at the International Eucharistic Congress on Wednesday that it was important to imitate Jesus’ patience amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Look at our world and our lives. The modern man lives in a feverish pitch. He is
September 09, 2021
The Vatican released a message from Pope Francis on Wednesday as the Church celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. “The true joy that comes from the Lord always gives space to the voices of the forgotten, so that together with them we can build a better future,” Pope Francis said in the message published Sept.
September 07, 2021
Vatican City, Sep 7, 2021 / 03:30 am The Vatican released Tuesday a preparatory document and handbook for the 2023 synod on synodality to be reviewed by all Catholic dioceses in the world over the next six months. “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium,”
September 02, 2021
Rome Newsroom, Sep 1, 2021 / 14:00 pm The relics of three of Korea’s oldest Catholic martyrs have been identified with DNA testing, the Diocese of Jeonju announced on Wednesday. The relics of Blessed Paul Yun Ji-chung and two of his martyr companions were confirmed by the Catholic Church after a months-long investigation that involved
April 12, 2021
The international theological symposium organized by the Congregation for Bishops will take place February 17-19, 2022 at the Vatican.
March 22, 2021
The basilica was quiet on March 22 without the usual murmur of prayers in many languages being offered to God in the sacrifice of the Mass at the tombs of saints.
March 19, 2021
The pope received the family of Carlo Acutis in a private audience at the Apostolic Palace on March 18 after his general audience. Acutis’ parents, Andrea and Antonia, were present for the blessing of the statue of their recently beatified son, as were Carlo’s younger twin siblings, Francesca and Michele.
March 17, 2021
“Once again and with great sadness, I feel the urgency to speak about the tragic situation in Myanmar, where many people, mostly young people, are losing their lives to give hope to their country,” Pope Francis said at the end of his general audience on March 17.
March 03, 2021
After blessing and signing the luxury sports car, the Vatican auctioned it off six months later via Sotheby’s in London for $950,000, a portion of which was earmarked to help with the restoration of destroyed towns in the Nineveh Plains. The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need was entrusted with 200,000 euros (around $240,000), which it used to complete two building projects in Iraq, according to its director in Rome.
February 15, 2021
These measures come in the weeks leading up to Pope Francis’ March 5-8 trip to Iraq. The pope’s schedule includes a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad on March 6 and a visit to the Syriac Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida March 7.
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