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November 16, 2021
Croatia’s President Zoran Milanović highlighted the situation of the Catholic minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina during a visit to the Vatican on Monday. The Holy See press office said on Nov. 15 that after meeting with Pope Francis, Milanović held discussions with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and “foreign minister” Archbishop Paul Gallagher. “During the
November 16, 2021
Speaking at an event for a diocesan charity to which he is alleged to have illicitly given Vatican funds, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said on Sunday that he had “favoured” his diocese but questioned why it was considered “scandalous.” According to the local newspaper La Nuova Sardegna, during a Nov. 14 conference unveiling a new charitable initiative,
November 12, 2021
Fatima, Portugal, Nov 12, 2021 / 03:30 am Portugal’s Catholic bishops said on Thursday that they have approved the creation of an independent commission to investigate clerical sexual abuse.  The bishops announced the decision on Nov. 11 at the end of their plenary assembly at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.  Acknowledging the work of diocesan
November 11, 2021
Vatican City, Nov 11, 2021 / 05:00 am Pope Francis has called care for God’s creation one of “the great moral issues of our time” in a letter expressing his regret that he could not attend the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. “Time is running out; this occasion must not be wasted, lest we have to
November 11, 2021
Ravenna, Italy, Nov 11, 2021 / 04:20 am The poet Dante famously traveled through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in his masterpiece the “Divine Comedy.” Now, Catholics have a chance to follow in his footsteps — his earthly ones, that is.  Dante’s Walk is a 235-mile route that takes pilgrims from the Byzantine splendor of the city
November 10, 2021
Vatican City, Nov 9, 2021 / 06:00 am Pope Francis is praying for Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi after an attempted assassination attack on his home with armed drones. The pope expressed his “prayerful closeness” in a telegram released by the Vatican on Nov. 9 in which the attack in Baghdad was condemned as a “vile act
November 10, 2021
Munich, Germany, Nov 9, 2021 / 14:00 pm An influential Catholic theologian has said that the German Synodal Way’s “original sin” was setting aside Pope Francis’ call to focus on evangelisation. Cardinal Walter Kasper has repeatedly expressed concern about the multi-year process bringing together Germany’s bishops and laypeople to discuss the way power is exercised in the
November 09, 2021
Vatican City, Nov 9, 2021 / 03:00 am The recent appointment of new leaders at the Vatican City State shows Pope Francis’ determination to break some circuits of power, but at the same time preserve the severely tested finances of the world’s smallest state. On Nov. 4, the pope unexpectedly chose the Franciscan Sister Raffaella Petrini as
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