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Pope Francis meets Dutch king and queen, returns long-lost stick.

Vatican City, Jun 22, 2017 / 07:32 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis met with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, as part of the visit returning to them a long-lost royal stick of a 16th century Dutch king. An important diplomatic portion of the audience June 22, was the Vatican's return of the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

'Catholics' for Choice Lies about Catholics…Again.

On June 21, 2017, the far-left group Catholics for Choice put an unsavory, anti-Catholic ad on the cover of The Washington Post tabloid Express, falsely accusing Catholics of “discrimination.” The aim of the ad is clear: coerce Catholic institutions into paying for abortion-inducing drugs by lying. The ad ...

- NewsBusters - US

New York Unveils Monumental Copies of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Masterpieces.

A new exhibit in New York City enables visitors to experience Michelangelo's masterpieces from as close as the Florentine master was when working on them in the early 16th century. Nearly 34 reproductions of his best pieces from the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican are at the Oculus art center and transit hub at the Westfield ...

- Voice of America - US

Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope's lover.

For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI's young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff's private apartment.

- FOX News - US

Vatican pledges $500,000 for South Sudan crisis.

June 21, 2017 - The Rome-based Vatican has announced a $500,000 donation from Pope Francis to support South Sudan crisis. The donation, according to a statement, would be channelled through Caritas along with other two Catholic groups working in South Sudan to support education, health and agriculture projects in the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Pope Francis invited to visit Montenegro.

Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srjan Darmanovic this week visited the Vatican and met with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis. On this occasion, Darmanovic invited the pope to visit Montenegro.

- B92 - SK

Dutch royals return from Vatican with royal heirloom.

The Dutch king and queen are returning home from a state visit to the Vatican with a royal heirloom: the baton purportedly carried by William of Orange during the 16th century Dutch War of Independence from Spanish rule.

- FOX News - US

Pope Francis to send funds to South Sudan after Vatican rules out papal visit.

Pope Francis is supporting a series of aid projects in South Sudan, the Vatican said Wednesday, sending money in his place after a trip to the war-torn country was ruled out.

- The Local - IT

Pope Francis sends aid to a troubled South Sudan.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 11:34 am .- After the Vatican stated last month the postponement of Pope Francis’ proposed trip to South Sudan, they announced Wednesday that the Pope will instead send aid to the people suffering from worsening conditions. The Vatican announced June 21 that Pope Francis will be aiding ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Meeting with NFL hall-of-famers, Pope Francis promotes teamwork.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 01:08 pm .- Pope Francis addressed members of the National Football League Hall of Fame on Wednesday, encouraging them to promote the values of sportsmen not only on the field but also within their communities. “Teamwork, fair play and the pursuit of personal excellence are the values ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Conservative cardinals step up pope challenge.

Four conservative cardinals who have publicly challenged Pope Francis over his reforms of Catholic Church teaching have published a letter escalating the row. The red-hatted "Princes of the Church" had sent a first letter to the Argentine pontiff at the end of last year in which they questioned the head of the Roman ...

- Yahoo! News - US

AP Top Stories June 21, 2017

Here's the latest for Wednesday, June 21st: North Korea in spotlight at US-China Talks, Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer in Michigan; Kushner Meets Netanyahu For Mideast Talks; and NFL visits the Pope.         

- USA TODAY - US

Pope meets NFL Hall of Fame legends, promotes message of peace

On a special trip to Rome, pro football hall of famers met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Wednesday morning.

- FOX News - US

US football Hall of Famers meet pope, give him number 1 jersey

VATICAN CITY, June 21 — The Hail Mary Pass' did not come up in the conversation, but Pope Francis clearly had a good catch today when he received a helmet and jersey from members of the American Pro Football Hall of Fame. As many of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

El Salvador's first cardinal a friend of Blessed Oscar Romero

San Salvador, El Salvador, Jun 21, 2017 / 03:01 am .- Pope Francis' decision to elevate Bishop José Gregorio Rosa Chávez is unprecedented: not only is he the first Salvadoran cardinal, he is also the first auxiliary bishop to be given a red biretta. The cardinal-elect, who will receive the honor at a June 28 ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Don't think holiness is for you? The saints can help, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 05:27 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness is possible for everyone, and we should call on them for help in living out our vocations. Some of us may be tempted to question if it is really possible to be holy in everyday life, the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Can relics unite Catholics and Orthodox? Pope Francis thinks so.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 06:04 am .- Common veneration of relics is one of the tools Pope Francis is using to foster ecumenical relations with the Eastern Orthodox Churches. In May, relics of St. Philip and St. Nicholas were transported to Turkey and Russia, respectively. They have been exposed for the veneration of the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

The Vatican's auditor general has resigned without explanation

The Vatican's auditor general has resigned without explanation, throwing a question mark over Pope Francis's reform efforts for the Holy See's finances.

- The Local - IT

Full text of dubia cardinals' letter asking Pope for an audience

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2017 / 11:52 am .- Here below is the full text of the letter, signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra on behalf of the four dubia cardinals, asking Pope Francis for an audience to discuss deep concerns over the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia . The Holy Father has yet to ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Vatican's first General Auditor resigns abruptly

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2017 / 12:37 pm .- In an unexpected move in the Holy See’s ongoing financial reform, the Vatican announced on Tuesday the resignation of Libero Milone, General Auditor of the Holy See, effective immediately. The brief Vatican statement simply said that Libero Milone had offered his resignation, ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Vatican defends appointment of philosopher who voiced support for limited abortion

The Catholic Church remains opposed to abortion despite the controversial appointment of a British philosopher to the...

- Deseret News - US

Music and song in Nadur

Nadur's Mnarja Philharmonic Band is holding its annual symphonic concert entitled Big Band Adventures at St Peter and St Paul's Square, Nadur, today at 9pm. The event is being organised by the Mnarja Philharmonic Society in collaboration with the Nadur Local Council and the Ministry for Gozo to mark the feast of St Peter ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

News24.com | Vatican auditor chief resigns in papal reform twist

The Vatican's auditor general has resigned without explanation, throwing a question mark over Pope Francis's reform efforts.

- News24.com - ZA

German ambassador to China calls for release of pope-chosen bishop

The German ambassador to China called on authorities on Tuesday to end the apparent confinement of a Catholic bishop and said he was concerned by proposed changes to the country’s rules governing religion. Ambassador Michael Clauss said in a statement posted on the embassy’s website that Shao Zhumin appears to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Vatican says Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in January 2018

VATICAN CITY " Vatican says Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in January 2018.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Vatican's first auditor-general resigns unexpectedly

The Vatican's first auditor-general, who was appointed two years ago in a move aimed at ensuring transparency in the finances at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has resigned, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

Pope honours 'rebel' priests censured for commitment to poor

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to northern Italy on Tuesday to honour two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican. Francis flew by...

- The Hindu - IN

Pope honors 'rebel' priests censured for commitment to poor

Pope Francis is making a pilgrimage to northern Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican.

- FOX News - US

Pope honors "rebel" priests censured for commitment to poor

BOZZOLO, Italy - Pope Francis is making a pilgrimage to northern Italy to honor two 20th-century parish priests whose commitment to the poor and powerless brought them censure from the Vatican.

- The Daily Star - LB

Pope Francis to visit Chile, Peru in January 2018

Lima, Peru, Jun 19, 2017 / 10:40 am .- The Holy See Press Office announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Chile from January 15 to 18 and Peru from January 18 to 21, 2018. In Chile the Holy Father will visit the capital of Santiago, as well as Temuco and Iquique. In Peru, he will visit the capital city of Lima, as ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Can Angela Merkel hold the Paris Agreement together? The pope hopes so.

Merkel got a copy of Pope Francis' climate encyclical with explicit instructions.

- Grist Magazine - US

Vatican: Pope to visit Chile and Peru, in January 2018

The Vatican says Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in 2018.

- FOX News - US

Religious and indigenous leaders urge better protection of forests

OSLO - Religious and indigenous leaders appealed on Monday for better protection of tropical forests from the Amazon to the Congo basin, with a Vatican bishop likening current losses to a collective suicide by humanity.

- Reuters - US

Pope on Corpus Christi: In the Eucharist, we remember God's love

Rome, Italy, Jun 18, 2017 / 01:15 pm .- For the observance of the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, Pope Francis said the Eucharist helps us to remember everything that Christ has done for us, in particular his great love for us. Corpus Christi reminds us that in the midst of our lives the Lord comes to meet us “with ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Newt Gingrich Calls Joe Scarborough 'a Prostitute'; Defends Pro-Trump Stances

Saturday on Fox News Channel's “Justice,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took aim at MSNBC's “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, his former colleague in the U.S. House of Representatives, for suggesting Gingrich's criticism of former FBI Director Robert Mueller was tied to the appointment ...

- Breitbart - US

Pope Francis names two rabbis to Pontifical Academy of Life in historic first

, Two rabbis, one from Israel and one from Argentina, were appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Life, the first time rabbis have been invited to be members. Pope Francis appointed 45 new ordinary members and five honorary members to the advisory body of the academy, the Vatican announced last week. ...

- JTA - US

Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

VATICAN CITY " The Vatican is looking to develop a new doctrine that calls for excommunicating Catholics for mafia association and corruption.That's the decision reached this week after the Vatican hosted its first-ever conference...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Vatican mulls excommunicating mobsters and the corrupt

It is time to put excommunication on the table as a legal sanction for corruption, mafia association, says Vatican The post Vatican mulls excommunicating mobsters and the corrupt appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Vatican mulls excommunicating mobsters and the corrupt

ROME, June 18 — Excommunication could be on the cards for mobsters and the corrupt following an international debate hosted by the Vatican, Italian media said today. Some 50 dignitaries, including several ambassadors to the Holy See,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Vatican considers excommunicating the Mafia

Vatican Considers Excommunicating the Mafia For decades, mafia movies and television shows, from The Godfather to The Sopranos, have extensively detailed not only rampant sin but also devout Catholicism. For real-life Tony Sopranos, though, that connection could soon be a thing of the past, leaving ...

- The Raw Story - US

Pope asks for moment of silence for victims of Portugal forest fires

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2017 / 05:24 am .- Sunday, following the Angelus, Pope Francis asked pilgrims in St. Peter's Square to pause for a silent moment of prayer for all those affected by forest fires still raging in central Portugal. “I express my closeness to the dear Portuguese people for the devastating fires that ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Vatican mulls excommunicating mobsters and the corrupt

Excommunication could be on the cards for mobsters and the corrupt following an international debate hosted by the Vatican, Italian media said Sunday.

- The Local - IT

Vatican threatens severe punishment of excommunication for mafia and mobsters

Excommunication could be on the cards for mobsters and the corrupt following an international debate hosted by the Vatican The post Vatican threatens severe punishment of excommunication for mafia and mobsters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

News24.com | Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

The Vatican wants to develop a new doctrine that calls for excommunicating Catholics for corruption and mafia association.

- News24.com - ZA

Sainthood causes advance, including layman who resisted fascism

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 09:22 am .- Pope Francis on Friday recognized the heroic virtue of six persons on the path to canonization, as well as the martyrdom of an Italian man who died from injuries of a beating he received while imprisoned in a concentration camp for resisting fascism. The Pope met June 16 with the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis meets German chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss multilateral relations, Paris Agreement

The Pope and Merkel met at the Vatican to discuss issues such as multilateral relations, the importance of Africa and the Paris Climate Accord. The post Pope Francis meets German chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss multilateral relations, Paris Agreement appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Merkel: Pope Urged Me To Fight For Paris Climate Deal

VATICAN CITY — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal and shared her aim to “bring down walls,” and not build them. Merkel and Francis met for about 40 minutes Saturday in the Apostolic Palace, focusing on the ...

- TPM News - US

Germany's Angela Merkel hails 'encouraging talks' with Pope Francis ahead of G20 summit

Pope Francis has backed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fight against climate change during a private audience in the Vatican. The pope also welcomed Merkel's decision to emphasize Africa at the upcoming G20 summit.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Vatican defends membership for theologian over abortion flap

The head of the Vatican's bioethics panel is defending the decision to name as a member an Anglican moral theologian who has said that abortion could be condoned up until the 18th week of gestation.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Angela Merkel says Pope Francis urged her to fight for Paris climate deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the US withdrawal during a meeting at the Vatican.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

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