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Vatican
March 16, 2020
Catholic News Agency
The law provides enhanced safeguards for the independence of judges and prosecutors
March 16, 2020
Christine Rousselle/CNA
A researcher from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum says she hopes the opening of the Pius XII archives will give historians a fuller, more transparent image of the wartime pope
March 14, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
Kowtowing to the Italian authorities would set a very bad precedent. But obstructionism wouldn't help either.
March 13, 2020
Staff Reporter
The Vatican should immediately drop its deal with China following renewed revelations of forced organ harvesting, human rights campaigners and other leading Catholics have said
March 13, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
After a brief closure, Rome’s parish churches are once again open to the faithful
March 13, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
“Let us unite ourselves in these days with the sick, [and] with families suffering in the midst of this pandemic,” Pope Francis prayed at the start of daily Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae on the morning of Friday, March 13th, the seventh anniversary of his election to the See of Peter.
March 12, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
Mass at the old basilica in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love began about as close to punctually as usual for Rome, just after twilight had given way to night. The sun had set a little over three quarters of an hour earlier, with its last light bathing the horizon in the colour
March 12, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
Pope Francis has announced the theme of the next Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled for October 2022: “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission.” (Insert obligatory “synod on synodality” joke here.) There; now that’s out of the way. It’s not a terrible idea, to be perfectly frank. Indeed, it’s long
March 12, 2020
Catholic News Service
The Pope's prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world
March 12, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis sent a message asking for the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, invoking her under her title of Salus Populi Romani
The closure means tourists and pilgrims cannot enter St Peter's Basilica
March 10, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis prayed that priests 'have the courage to go out and go to the sick, bringing the strength of the Word of God and the Eucharist'
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