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July 06, 2021
"This morning," the health bulletin said Pope Francis "had breakfast, read some newspapers, and got up for a walk."
July 05, 2021
Vatican says Pope Francis "in good general condition" as new details emerge regarding Sunday's surgical intervention.
July 04, 2021
Pope Francis “has reacted well” to a scheduled surgery for an intestinal condition, according to the director of the Holy See Press Office. Matteo Bruni said the surgery was conducted under general anaesthesia and concluded on Sunday evening. “The Holy Father, hospitalised in the afternoon at the Gemelli University Hospital, underwent the planned surgical operation
July 01, 2021
“I would like to address all those who have been wronged and scandalised by the evil in the church,” said Archbishop Wojciech Polak of Gniezno, the Primate of Poland. “I would like to ask for forgiveness once again.”
June 29, 2021
“My heart breaks at the thought of what is happening to this vulnerable group of people who need our support now, more than any other time in SFLG’s history,” said McIntosh.
June 28, 2021
Two Catholic churches on indigenous land in western Canada burnt to the ground on Saturday, less than a week after two other nearby churches were set ablaze. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the fires. RCMP Sergeant Jason Bayda said, “The investigations into the previous fires and these two new fires are ongoing with
June 28, 2021
Pope Francis writes a note to a pilgrim at the Vatican on 6 July 2016. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)   Pope Francis has written a personal letter in support of Fr James Martin SJ’s ministry to LGBTQ+ Catholics, thanking the prominent and frequently controversial Jesuit for his work and encouraging him to continue his
June 28, 2021
A makeshift bomb exploded in a Catholic Church in Beni, in the province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Sunday, injuring two people. The bomb went off around 6 am local time (0400 GMT), about one hour ahead of scheduled Confirmations in the church. “They were targeting a large crowd because the ceremony
June 26, 2021
A local activist reacts to the sentencing of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on June 25, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)   Judge Peter Cahill has sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020.  A jury in Minneapolis convicted Chauvin of murdering Floyd by kneeling
June 24, 2021
The Cardinal Secretary of State of the Holy See, Pietro Parolin, made his statements in an interview published on Thursday by the official Vatican News portal.
June 23, 2021
More than 2 million people have fled their homes as a result of the violence -- more than a third of the total regional population.
June 23, 2021
Cover image: Newly appointed SVP  Director of Youth Services Sarah Barber, courtesy of SVP   The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) has appointed Sarah Barber as its Director of Youth Services. An experienced  youth services professional, Barber joins the SVP as the Society works to solidify its position as a vital grassroots element in