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Vatican
March 01, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis has said he will not take part in his annual Lenten retreat with the Roman Curia in Ariccia this week due to a cold he has had for several days
February 29, 2020
Catholic News Agency
The newly-appointed Dean of the College of Cardinals purportedly sent a letter to cardinals on Wednesday claiming that the China-Vatican deal represents the minds of St John Paul II and of Benedict XVI, and that Cardinal Zen is mistaken in his opposition to the deal
February 28, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
The decision comes after the Pope was reported to have a “slight” illness by a Vatican spokesman
February 28, 2020
Courtney Grogan/CNA
The Vatican has implemented special health measures and cancelled some events as more than 500 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Italy
February 28, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
The Pope focused the three causes of bitterness: problems with faith, problems with the bishop, and problems with brother priests
February 27, 2020
Junno Arocho Esteves
Pope Francis did not attend a traditional penitential service with priests of the Diocese of Rome due to a mild cold, the Vatican has said
February 27, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis said is praying for the people of Iraq, and repeated his desire to visit the country
February 26, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis has urged Catholics to use the season of Lent to spend less time immersed in the chatter and noise of the world through television and their phones, and to spend more time in silence and in conversation with God
February 24, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
There is an urgent need for personal conversion, without which the temptations of Satan, and the presence of evil, create a “hell here on earth,” Pope Francis said
February 21, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
The Vatican’s archives on the pontificate of Venerable Pius XII will become available for study March 2, possibly bringing to light new information about the pope’s actions during World War II. Vatican archivists have said, however, that they do not expect any immediate surprises to emerge. It is for the researchers to explore these questions,
February 19, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
A meek Christian is not weak, but defends his faith and controls his temper, Pope Francis said
February 19, 2020
Carol Glatz
Hearts hardened by ideology, selfishness and arrogance leave no room for God, Pope Francis said. “The Lord only goes in hearts that are like his heart,” that is, “hearts that are compassionate, open,” the Pope said in his homily on February 18 during morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. The Pope reflected on the
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