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Pope Francis prays for victims of Somalia massacre.

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 04:43 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country of Somalia, one of the most lethal attacks to take place anywhere in the world in recent years. “I would like to express my sorrow for the massacre that ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope taps Joliet auxiliary to head Evansville diocese.

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 05:08 am .- On Wednesday, the Vatican announced that Joseph M. Siegel, until now auxiliary bishop of Joliet, Illinois, will be taking the reins in the diocese of Evansville, Indiana, which has been vacant for several months. Siegel's appointment was announced in an Oct. 18 communique from the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Kidnapped priest in Nigeria released, doing well.

Benin City, Nigeria, Oct 18, 2017 / 10:54 am .- Fr. Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary who was kidnapped in southern Nigeria last week, was freed Tuesday. He was freed late in the evening of Oct. 17, according to authorities, and is doing well. “The devil is cowardly, he wants to make us afraid but he has ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis prays for victims of bloody Somalia 'massacre'.

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 04:43 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country of Somalia, one of the most lethal attacks to take place anywhere in the world in recent years. 'I would like to express my sorrow for the massacre that occurred a ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope taps Joliet auxiliary to head Evansville diocese.

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 05:08 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced that Joseph M. Siegel, until now auxiliary bishop of Joliet, will be taking the reins in the diocese of Evansville, Indiana, which has been vacant for several months. Siegel's appointment was announced in an Oct. 18 communique from the Vatican, and ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope deplores Somalia bombing that killed over 300.

Thomson Reuters VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has deplored the Somalia bombing that killed more than 300 people. At the end of his Wednesday public audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis said "this terrorist act merits the strongest laments" especially since it struck an already suffering population. He prayed for the ...

- Business Insider - US

Benedict XVI's secretary denies rumors that he is close to death.

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 11:52 am .- Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has rejected reports that the former pontiff is nearing death. Rumors of Benedict XVI being close to death circulated on social media following a quote attributed to Ganswein, which reads, “Pope ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

What is Pope Francis' approach to appointing new bishops?.

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 02:34 pm .- Among the most lasting aspects of a Pope’s leadership is his appointment of bishops. To understand a Pope, it’s important to understand how he makes decisions about episcopal leadership. With that in mind, Pope Francis’ approach to the selection and appointment of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope Francis on why he gives interviews.

Vatican City, Oct 17, 2017 / 03:49 pm .- In a preface to a new book of interviews, Pope Francis outlined his approach to speaking with journalists, explaining that he thinks interviews should be like a conversation and this is why he doesn’t prepare answers in advance. “For me interviews are a dialogue, not a ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Guam archbishop to join talks on settling island's priest sexual abuse cases.

Archbishop Anthony Apuron earlier asked the civil court to wait for the results of his Vatican canonical trial before including him in mediation.         

- USA TODAY - US

Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

On Monday, the Senate confirmed President Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, 70 to 23. Gingrich, who is Catholic, is the third wife of prominent Trump supporter and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who converted when he married her. "She realizes how big a challenge it's going to ...

- The Week - US

Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as US Ambassador to the Vatican

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Callista Gingrich to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. Gingrich, 51, an author, documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, is the wife of former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gi...

- The Raw Story - US

Hunger must be fought by actively going to the roots, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2017 / 05:26 am .- On Monday, Pope Francis issued a lengthy appeal to address the problem of world hunger not only through talk, but concrete action by going to the root of the problem and introducing a new global mentality aimed at love rather than profit. With the risk of indifference rising as ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

In Diwali message to Hindus, Vatican officials call for mutual respect

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2017 / 11:00 am .- With tensions between Christians and Hindu nationalists in India increasingly on the rise, the Vatican sent a message marking the Hindu feast of Diwali, urging members of both religions to go beyond mere tolerance of one another, and to foster a genuine mutual respect. Diwali is a ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Despair would worsen the situation, bishop says in wake of Somalia attack

Djibouti, Djibouti, Oct 16, 2017 / 03:01 pm .- After Somalia suffered its deadliest terrorist attack on Saturday, the Bishop of Djibouti reflected on the need for hope and unity among Somalis lest it become “a double attack.” A truck packed with explosives exploded in front of a hotel in the Somali capital ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Callista Gingrich confirmed as US Ambassador to the Vatican

Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2017 / 04:46 pm .- On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. The vote was 70-23. In a July 18 hearing, Gingrich had voiced her commitment to fight human trafficking and promote human rights and ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Callista Gingrich Confirmed as US Ambassador to the Vatican

The GOP-led Senate has confirmed Callista Gingrich's nomination to be US ambassador to the Vatican. Senators voted overwhelmingly, 70-23, to approve her for the post. President Donald Trump had announced in May that he would nominate her, AP reports.

- Newser - US

Pope adds 35 saints to church, nearly all martyrs

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who often laments current persecutions of Christians, has given the Catholic Church 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, from past centuries.

- Yahoo! News - US

Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. Ambassador to Vatican

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nomination of Callista Gingrich to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.

- Reuters - US

Callista Gingrich Confirmed As Ambassador To The Vatican

The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was nominated in May to represent the United States at the Holy See.

- NPR - US

Senate approves Callista Gingrich as ambassador to Vatican

The Senate on Monday confirmed Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.The vote was 70-23, with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and several other Democrats joining all Republicans in favor.Callista Gingrich serves as the CEO ...

- POLITICO - US

Life-size Pope Francis cutout stolen by woman during church bingo night

WASHINGTON TWP. , A life-size cutout of Pope Francis has been returned after it was apparently boosted Thursday night after a bingo fundraiser at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Late Friday, police in Washington Township, Gloucester County, wrote “ THE POPE HAS BEEN RETURNED...

- The Raw Story - US

Hariri holds talks with Italian PM

Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived at the Chigi Palace in Rome Monday to meet with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni as part of his visit to the Vatican and Italy.

- The Daily Star - LB

The Pope just criticized the US for abandoning the Paris climate agreement

APROME — Pope Francis implicitly criticized the United States on Monday for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, praising it as a means to control the devastating effects of global warming. The United States is the only country out of 195 signatories to have withdrawn from the accord, which aims to ...

- Business Insider - US

Pope Francis denounced the 'negligence' and 'greed' of leaving the Paris Agreement

Pope Francis leveled an oblique criticism at President Trump while speaking Monday at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization offices in Rome. The pope addressed the Paris Agreement, the 2016 climate accord from which Trump withdrew the United States in June. "We see consequences of climate change every day," ...

- The Week - US

Senate set to approve Callista Gingrich as Vatican envoy

- Townhall.com - US

Hunger must be fought by actively going to the roots, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2017 / 05:26 am .- On Monday Pope Francis issued a lengthy appeal to address the problem of world hunger not only through talk, but concrete action by going to the root of the problem and introducing a new global mentality aimed at love rather than profit. With the risk of indifference rising as deaths ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Vatican City court finds former hospital president guilty of corruption

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2017 / 01:09 pm .- Vatican City announced Saturday the conclusion of the corruption trial of the former president and treasurer of the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome. The Oct. 14 communique announced the end of the trial and the conviction of former president, Giuseppe Profiti, on ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Summorum Pontificum: 10 years young, 454 years old!

Today is the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict's Summorum Pontificum, which restored the capability for all priests throughout the world to celebrate the pre-Vatican II Mass, commonly called the Tridentine Mass. In Pope Benedict's permission, the celebration of the ritual form prior to the Second Vatican Council was given ...

- Blogger News Network - US

Pope Francis proclaims 35 new saints including 33 martyrs

The Catholic Church has been given 35 new saints, proclaimed during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square, Rome.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Pope Francis has given the Catholic Church 35 new saints

The latest saints were proclaimed Sunday during a Mass celebrated by Francis in St. Peter's Square.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Pope adds 35 saints to church, nearly all martyrs

The latest saints were proclaimed on Sunday during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square and attended by some 35,000 faithful, many of them pilgrims from the homelands of those being honored.

- Times Of India - IN

Pope announces special 2019 Synod of Bishops on South American region

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2017 / 04:32 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis announced the decision to hold a special assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to take place in October 2019, on the state of evangelization in the Pan-Amazon region of South America. “Accepting the desire of some Catholic bishops' conferences in Latin ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope at canonization Mass: God never stops inviting us to the heavenly banquet

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2017 / 05:14 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that no matter how often we reject him, the Lord will continue to love us and invite us to participate in his heavenly banquet. “The Gospel tells us that, even before constant rejection and ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Pope canonizes first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis canonized 35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico and considered the first Christians killed for their faith in the New World.

- Reuters - US

Pope Francis meets PM Hariri to discuss situation in Lebanon and the Middle East

Pope Francis and the prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Rafic Hariri, discussed Friday the current situation in the Middle East and Lebanon, which has received a large number of refugees from Syria. According to an Oct. 13 statement from the Vatican, the meeting took place in an atmosphere of great cordiality,' which enabled a ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Ex-Vatican hospital head convicted over cardinal's luxury pad

A Vatican court convicted on Saturday the former head of the pope's children's hospital for diverting funds to the costly renovation of a top cardinal's luxury apartment.

- The Local - IT

Vatican names new PH bishop

Pope Francis has named a priest from Leyte as the new bishop of the Diocese of Naval in Leyte. The post Vatican names new PH bishop appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ex-Vatican hospital head convicted over cardinal's luxury pad

A Vatican court convicted Saturday the former head of the pope's children's hospital for diverting funds to the costly renovation of a top cardinal's luxury apartment. The post Ex-Vatican hospital head convicted over cardinal's luxury pad appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ex-Vatican hospital chief convicted over cash used to refurbish cardinal's flat

A Vatican court has convicted the former president of the Pope's children's hospital of diverting around £378,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal's flat.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Vowing Stability in Lebanon, Hariri Meets Pope Francis in Rome

Hariri dismissed rumors about the fate of his government. The government will stay in office,' he said. Hariri said after meeting with the pope that safe zones in Syria were the key to the repatriation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon to their homeland. Hariri reiterated his opposition to forcing the Syrian refugees to return ...

- Albawaba - UK

Vatican court convicts ex-hospital head over luxury housing scandal

The ex-head of a Vatican-run hospital was convicted of funneling a fortune to a local cardinal in a case that highlighted waste and lack of transparency at the Holy See. Pope Francis has sought to clean up the church.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Ex-hospital chief convicted in Vatican housing scandal

The former president of the pope's children's hospital has been found guilty of diverting donations to renovate a cardinal's flat by a Vatican court.

- IOL - ZA

Ex president of Vatican hospital convicted of abuse of office

VATICAN CITY - The former president of a Vatican-owned hospital in Rome on Saturday was convicted of abuse of office for diverting nearly half a million dollars of funds to renovate a top cardinal's luxury apartment.

- Reuters - US

Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

- Townhall.com - US

Vatican Court Convicts Ex-Children's Hospital President for Diverting Donations to Renovate Cardinal's Flat

He was sentenced to a suspended one-year sentence

- TIME Magazine - US

Vatican says Pope Francis 'praying' for Italian priest kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria's Benin City

Italian priest Maurizio Pallu has been kidnapped by gunmen during a robbery in Nigeria's southern Benin City.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Pope Francis: You can't spread God's love from an armchair

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2017 / 06:13 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis said that to share God’s love with the world requires action and service – and that we can’t just sit around and wait for other people to perform our vocation. “Love is dynamic, it goes out of itself,” the Pope said Oct. 14. The ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

'Superpope' Francis T-shirts to help poor, needy

A work of street art that turned Pope Francis into "superpope" will now support Vatican charitable projects through the sale of t-shirts bearing the flying pontiff, artist MauPal said on Friday.

- The Local - IT

Italian priest kidnapped in southern Nigeria: Vatican

An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said.

- The Local - IT

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