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September 08, 2021
Andrea Gagliarducci/CNA
Rome, Italy, Sep 8, 2021 / 02:00 am Pope Francis’ trip to Slovakia this Sunday will be “a historic moment,” according to the country’s ambassador to the Holy See. Ambassador Marek Lisanský, who has held the post since 2018, told CNA that the pope’s decision to visit the Central European country with a population of
September 07, 2021
CNA Staff
Vatican City, Sep 7, 2021 / 03:10 am Pope Francis met with recent arrivals from Afghanistan on Monday evening after a documentary about his life and teaching was screened at the Vatican.  The Holy See press office said that the pope arrived in the atrium of the Paul VI Audience Hall on Sept. 6 at
September 02, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Pope Francis puts a cheery gloss on drama in Germany, denies rumours of his stepping down and praises the toothless Child Protection Commission in his interview with COPE's Carlos Herrera
August 24, 2021
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Vatican City, Aug 22, 2021 / 05:00 am Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged Catholics to not water down the reality of Jesus Christ’s humanity and his teaching that the Eucharist is his Body and Blood. “Indeed, Jesus affirms that the true bread of salvation, which transmits eternal life, is His very flesh,” Pope Francis said
August 13, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
After the preliminary audience in the Vatican’s maxi-trial of Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu and nine others on charges they bilked, swindled, hoodwinked, cheated, threatened, extorted, and/or stole millions from the Vatican, the business has taken on the look and feel of a phoney war. Don’t be deceived. The preliminary hearing on July 27th in Vatican
August 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Pope Benedict lived up to his title of pontifex, or bridge-builder, when he allowed the wider use of the Tridentine rite – more properly the Extraordinary Form of the Mass – in the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum of 2007. There has been 13 years for this concession to advance its stated aim: to foster reconciliation
July 29, 2021
Joseph Shaw
Rumours have been circulating that Pope Francis is planning some kind of restriction on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (EF), the “Traditional Mass”. This form of the liturgy clearly still has opponents in the Church. Its supporters regard it as, potentially, being a key driver of the Church’s revival, because of the counter-cultural zeal
July 27, 2021
Charles Collins
For millions of Catholics around the world who find comfort in the traditional Latin Mass, the fights of the rectory and professional Catholic class have once again struck them at home.
July 08, 2021
Staff Reporter
Pope Francis has expressed his “sadness” over the “heinous assassination” of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, and condemned “all forms of violence [used] as a means of resolving crises and conflicts.” The Pope’s sentiments were conveyed in a telegram sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father. The Pope offered
July 07, 2021
Charles Collins
The London investment is equivalent to the Vatican’s annual budget, and the idea of a few laymen and a couple of prelates sinking it into a dubious deal, without proper oversight and checks and balances is, well, laughable.
June 22, 2021
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Local media have called the Vatican’s action “unprecedented” in the history of the relationship between the two states.
June 11, 2021
Staff Reporter
“In the context of its role of supervision, the Dicastery… has identified several reasonable criteria concerning two necessary aspects of good government: regulating the terms of office in governing bodies at the international level, and the representativeness of these bodies.”
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