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Surgeon and father among sainthood causes moving forward.

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2017 / 11:03 am .- Pope Francis recognized on Monday the heroic virtue of eight persons on the path to canonization, including an Italian surgeon and father of eight who suffered from several painful diseases throughout his life. The Pope met Feb. 27 with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

See the Sistine Chapel like never before in this detailed new photo project.

It's all in the details. The Sistine Chapel can now be viewed from a whole new perspective, thanks to a digital photo project that has captured every minute detail of the building. SEE ALSO: Google Arts and Culture now loaded with decades of awesome U.S. history 270,000 photographs were taken during the five-year project, ...

- Mashable! - US

Pope Francis says considering visiting S. Sudan.

February 27, 2017 - Pope Francis said the Vatican is considering a visit to the war-torn South Sudan if security situation allows. The head of the Roman Catholic Church was invited by South Sudanese Anglican, Presbyterian and Catholic churches. “We are looking at whether it is possible, or if the situation down there ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Scientists sound the alarm on impending 'major extinction event'.

Biologists are gathering at the Vatican this week to discuss ways to stave off massive man-made extinction.CREDIT: AP Photo/Khaled KazzihaIn June of 2016, a group of scientists reported that a tiny rodent found only on a single island off the coast of Australia had officially gone extinct — the first mammalian ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Vatican battles for control of Pope Francis' image.

God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope.

- FOX News - US

Sistine Chapel gets digital treatment for future restorations.

VATICAN CITY - The last time the entire Sistine Chapel was photographed for posterity, digital photography was in its infancy and words like pixels were bandied about mostly by computer nerds and NASA scientists.

- BangkokPost - TH

Pope Copyright: Vatican Warns It Will Protect Francis' Image, Merchandising Rights.

The Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope and has warned it intends to "protect" the image of Pope Francis. Besides controlling papal-themed T-shirts, snow globes and tea towels, it also wants to protect the crossed keys emblem of the Holy See.

- Newsmax - US

Stay united, Vatican tells feuding Arua catholics.

The Vatican, through the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, has urged Christians in Arua to be united and stop fighting Sabino Odoki, the new bishop of Arua Diocese sitting at Ediofe Cathedral

- Daily Monitor - UG

Is the Vatican planning to copyright the image of Pope Francis?.

There are also concerns over wrongful use of the crossed keys emblem of the Holy See.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Humility is the first step to unity, Pope tells Catholics, Anglicans.

Vatican City, Feb 26, 2017 / 11:31 am .- During his Sunday visit to Rome’s Anglican parish of All Saints, Pope Francis voiced gratitude for the good relations Catholics and Anglicans now enjoy, and said that on the path toward full communion, humility has to be the point of departure. “ is not only a beautiful ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Half of the world's species could become extinct, biologists say.

Here's the sobering truth: Around half the species on Earth today could disappear by middle of the century, unless we humans can tackle climate change and slow our population growth. That's a view shared by leading biologists and ecologists, many of whom are gathering in the Vatican this week for a wonky but ...

- Mashable! - US

Pope says wants to make trip to South Sudan with Anglican leader | Reuters

By Philip Pullella | ROME ROME Pope Francis said on Sunday he wants to make a trip to South Sudan together with the head of the Anglican Church to bring attention to the suffering of people stricken by civil war and famine.Francis made the disclosure in impromptu comments during a visit to Rome's Anglican church, the first ...

- Firstpost - IN

Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis' image

God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope. Unnerved by the proliferation of papal-themed T-shirts, snow globes and tea towels around the world, the Vatican has warned it intends to "protect" the image of Pope Francis and "stop situations of illegality that may...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Vatican Hires Lawyers to Protect Pope's Image

VATICAN CITY - God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope. Unnerved by the proliferation of papal-themed T-shirts, snow globes and tea towels around the world, the Vatican has warned it intends to “protect” the image of Pope Francis and “stop situations of illegality that ...

- Breitbart - US

Is the Catholic Church anti-woman? Two feminist scholars debate

Boulder, Colo., Feb 26, 2017 / 03:02 am .- For Erika Bachiochi, the Catholic Church has been able to offer a genuine pro-woman theology which not only safeguards and protects her stance as a feminist, but also enhances her ability to be strong in all aspects of her life. Dr. Mary Anne Case would like to differ. She believes ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

God is faithful – trust him and don't worry, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Feb 26, 2017 / 05:37 am .- While earthly pleasures such as power and money bring temporary satisfaction, they are ultimately fleeting and deceptive, Pope Francis said Sunday, explaining that God alone is faithful and in trusting him, we have nothing to worry about. “God is not a distant an anonymous ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the Vatican Museums have said.

- The Local - IT

Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope Francis' image

VATICAN CITY " God's love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope.Unnerved by the proliferation of papal-themed T-shirts, snow globes and tea towels around the world, the Vatican has warned it intends...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope Francis reduces penalties for paedophile priests to a lifetime of prayer

The Pope faces widespread condemnation for his 'merciful' approach to child sex offenders.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Pope Warned: Deal with China's Government Betrays Underground Church

A deal between the Chinese government and the Vatican giving the Chinese government power over the Catholic Church in China would be a betrayal of the church's underground faithful, Joseph Zen, the retired bishop of Hong Kong, has warned Pope Francis.

- Newsmax - US

Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

VATICAN CITY, Feb 25 — The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the Vatican Museums have said. By combining...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

LIMA, Peru — Victims of Latin America's latest charismatic Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican's handling of...

- Townhall.com - US

Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

LIMA, Peru " Victims of Latin America's latest charismatic Catholic leader-turned-sexual predator are denouncing the Vatican's handling of the case, saying the six-year delay and final resolution are anything but satisfactory...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Marriage prep should be more than just a few courses, Pope tells priests

Vatican City, Feb 25, 2017 / 05:18 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis told a group of parish priests training on the new marriage annulment process to place strong emphasis on good preparation that isn’t limited to just a few courses, but extends even to the first few years after marriage. “I ask myself how many of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Access to water is a basic human right, concerns 'the common good'

Vatican City, Feb 24, 2017 / 11:03 am .- A Vatican seminar on water held this week highlighted the complex challenges faced around the world in making the basic human right to water a reality for all people. Reliable access to safe and clean water for everyone is an issue close to the heart of the Church, Cardinal Peter ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Elderly Spanish priest beaten during rectory robbery

Madrid, Spain, Feb 24, 2017 / 02:31 pm .- Fr. Arturo López, 77, was brutally beaten by three masked men during an assault on Wednesday at the rectory of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Coslada, a city in Spain's Community of Madrid. The three unidentified men tied up and assaulted Fr. Lopez when they entered his ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Vatican 'goes shopping' in Italy earthquake zones to help local economy

Vatican City, Feb 24, 2017 / 04:39 am .- In a bid to help local economies in the zones ravaged by several major earthquakes in 2016 recover, the Vatican this week purchased produce from several small farmers in the area, using it to feed the poor and homeless in Rome. A Feb. 24 communique from the Papal Almoner’s ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Gratitude is central, Pope Francis tells Spanish footballers

Vatican City, Feb 24, 2017 / 06:04 am .- Meeting with the members of the Spanish football team Villarreal CF on Thursday, Pope Francis stressed the importance of gratitude in the life of an athlete. “One of the characteristics of the good sportsman is gratitude. If we think of our own life, we can call to memory the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Two ex-bank chiefs at the Vatican handed prison terms over 'dubious' transactions

Two former executives at the Vatican bank were handed four-month suspended prison sentences on Thursday over their role in dubious transactions dating from 2010.

- The Local - IT

Pope Francis: the Torah is a manifestation of God's love for man

Vatican City, Feb 23, 2017 / 07:33 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis welcomed longtime friend and Rabbi Abraham Skorka to the Vatican for the presentation of a new version of the Torah, which he said is a sign of the love God shows to man in both words and gestures. The Torah “manifests the paternal and visceral love of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

See the most compelling pictures of the last seven days

From Putin to the Pope, a collection of the week's most fascinating pictures from around the world The post See the most compelling pictures of the last seven days appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Pope tells Catholics better to be atheists than hypocrites

VATICAN CITY, Feb 24 — Pope Francis criticising some members of his own Church yesterday, suggesting that it's better to be an atheist than one of many' Catholics who he says lead a double life. The comments delivered in a sermon...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Chinese Cardinal Worried that Vatican Will 'Sell Out' Underground Church

China's highest ranking prelate, Cardinal Joseph Zen, is urging Pope Francis not to cut a deal with the Chinese government that would undermine the sacrifice and fidelity of members of the underground Catholic Church in the country.

- Breitbart - US

Pope Francis: It is better to be an atheist than a bad Catholic

The pontiff's message a surprise attack on members of his own church.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Pope Francis congratulates President Akufo-Addo

The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis, has sent a congratulatory message to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his assumption of the high office of the land, after his victory in the 2016 elections. The message, which was delivered on behalf of the Pope by Archbishop ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Pope Francis To Send Envoy To Ghana@60

President Akufo-Addo with Archbishop Jean-Marie Speich and Shirley Ayorkor Botchway The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis, has sent a congratulatory message to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his assumption of the high office of the land, after his victory in the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Pope Francis suggests it's better to be an atheist than a bad Christian

, Feb. 24: Pope Francis suggested that if the person is a Christian, who exploits people, leads a double life or manages a dirty business, then it is better to be called as an atheist rather than a believer."So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others. How many times have we heard -- all of us, ...

- Sify - IN

Pope denounces Catholics who lead a 'double life'

The pontiff criticizes those who claim to be 'very Catholic' but won't pay workers a fair wage.         

- USA TODAY - US

2 ex-Vatican bank execs convicted of minor offenses

ROME " A Rome court has convicted two former top managers of the Vatican's scandal-marred bank for minor violations of anti-money laundering norms.According to the ANSA news agency, the two were absolved of a more serious charge...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

2 ex-Vatican bank execs convicted of minor offenses

ROME — A Rome court has convicted two former top managers of the Vatican's scandal-marred bank for minor violations of anti-money laundering...

- Townhall.com - US

Major Abp Shevchuk to int'l community: 'Stop war in Ukraine' – media

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church has appealed to the international community to take diplomatic action and stop the continuing violence in Eastern Ukraine, according to Vatican Radio.

- UNIAN - UA

Pope suggests: "Better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"

Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life. In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning Mass in his residence, he said: "It is a scandal to say one thing and do ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.

- Reuters - US

Pope Francis: Creation is a sign of hope – we have to take care of it

Vatican City, Feb 22, 2017 / 04:32 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said creation has often suffered because of humanity’s sins and failings, stressing that we must take care of it because as Christians, we see signs of hope in Christ’s Resurrection in nature every day. “We are still struggling with the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope meets families of victims from deadly Bangladesh attack

Vatican City, Feb 22, 2017 / 11:24 am .- Pope Francis met Wednesday morning with the families of nine of the victims of a terrorist attack which took place in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, last summer. The attack was carried out July 1, 2016 during a hostage scenario in the Hotel Artisan Bakery café in ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Banker under scrutiny after alleged misuse of Vatican financial system

Vatican City, Feb 22, 2017 / 04:34 pm .- A banker who allegedly used the Vatican Bank and other aspects of Holy See finances to manipulate the market for his bank stock price continues to be under investigation, as Italian authorities froze millions of euros in his personal assets on Tuesday. Giampietro Nattino, the head of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis considers visit to Peru

Peru might see the Pope next year in 2018, according to Chilean authorities. Is this something you would like to happen?

- Peruthisweek - PE

The Church at the crossroads

Has Pope Francis crossed the Ru-bicon with the issue of his Amoris Laetitia?  Has the Church, at last, reached the point of no return in its reform process started by Pope John XXIII with Vatican Council II in 1962 and continuously resisted by traditionalists ever since? Will the Church, from now on, move on with Church ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

News24.com | Sunni Islam's Al-Azhar in Cairo dialogue with Vatican

Representatives of Sunni Islam's prestigious Al-Azhar institution and from the Vatican have held talks in Cairo following up on a rapprochement launched in 2016.

- News24.com - ZA

Sunni Islam's Al-Azhar in Cairo dialogue with Vatican

CAIRO, Feb 23 — Representatives of Sunni Islam's prestigious Al-Azhar institution and from the Vatican held talks in Cairo yesterday following up on a rapprochement launched in 2016. Their meeting focused on the role of the Cairo-based...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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