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October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021
US President Joe Biden has boasted how the Pope gave him his blessing to continue receiving Holy Communion because he was a “good Catholic” – in spite of an outcry over his record of support for abortion. Speaking to reporters after his first Vatican visit as US president, Mr Biden said he and the Holy
October 29, 2021
Pope Francis met Joe Biden on Friday, in the US President’s first official visit to the Vatican since his inauguration. Mr Biden, the second Catholic president in American history, is in Rome to attend the G20 summit taking place on October 30-31. The President arrived at the Vatican’s San Damaso Courtyard at 12 noon after
October 29, 2021
Rome Newsroom, Oct 29, 2021 / 04:25 am On the eve of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis, a U.S. cardinal said that Catholic bishops have a “sacred duty” to apply canon law by advising pro-abortion politicians not to receive Holy Communion. In a 2,800-word statement issued on Oct. 28, Cardinal Raymond Burke recalled his efforts
October 29, 2021
Speaking on BBC radio, Pope Francis has appealed for the world to take “an urgent change of direction” to preserve the planet for future generations. The Holy Father said on Thought for the Day, on BBC Radio 4, that COP26 – the 26th UN Climate Change Conference – could represent a “genuine moment of conversion”.
October 29, 2021
Vatican City, Oct 28, 2021 / 07:12 am This year, the Vatican has decided once again to grant a plenary indulgence to Catholics who visit a cemetery to pray for the dead on any day in the month of November. In a typical year, the Church only grants this plenary indulgence for the souls in
October 29, 2021
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, Oct 28, 2021 / 12:00 pm An English bishop has said that a proposed anti-discrimination law could force an island’s Catholic schools to close. In a letter dated Oct. 23, Bishop Philip Egan said that the new policy “puts all Catholic schools in Guernsey under threat.” The island in the English Channel, which
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