“It deeply troubles me when I see a timetable in a parish,” Pope Francis said as he celebrated Mass marking the Jubilee of Deacons yesterday (full text, full video).
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako has declared today a day of prayer for peace in the Middle East.
Francis may become the first pope to visit Russia and China, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has said.
CNA/EWTN News reports on a visit by 61 cloistered nuns to a women’s prison in Santiago, Chile.
David Gibson says Archbishop Georg Gänswein has “thrown gas onto the fire” of Vatican conspiracy theories.
And researchers have discovered a mummified body bearing a striking resemblance to Vincent Van Gogh in a Spanish church.
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