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Vatican Celebrating Pope's Name Day
Offices in the Vatican are marking today's feast of St. George (Jorge in Spanish) with celebration, as it is the feast day of Pope Francis' baptismal saint. Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina on Dec. 17, 1936, and was baptized a week later, on Christmas night. Vatican Radio shared a reflecti...
Pope to Visit Cuba During US Trip
Pope Francis will visit Cuba during US trip this September. Following about a week of speculation by press, this afternoon, Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office confirmed the visit. In a statement, the Vatican spokesman wrote, “I am able to confirm that the Holy Father Francis, having re...
Children Are Not Too Young to Learn From the Pope
Pope Francis speaks so simply about God that anyone can understand him, even children, which makes his words a particularly fitting gift for those receiving Jesus for the first time in the Eucharist. These are the sentiments expressed by the editor of a new book from Ignatius Press and Magnificat designed for Fir...
'Do Not Exploit, Manipulate the Planet'
"Do not manipulate or exploit the planet." Recalling that today April 22 is Earth Day, Pope Francis launched this appeal at the end of this morning's Weekly General Audience to the faithful in a sunny St. Peter's Square. “I exhort everyone to see the world through the eyes of God the Creator," the Pope said, name...
Vatican accepts resignation of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn
Bishop Finn, who had led the diocese since 2005, had been the subject of a 2014 investigation following his 2012 conviction for failing to act quickly enough in reporting an abusive priest to the authorities
Bishop Finn, who had led the diocese since 2005, had been the subject of a 2014 investigation following his 2012 conviction for failing to act quickly enough in reporting an abusive priest to the authorities
Bishop Finn, who had led the diocese since 2005, had been the subject of a 2014 investigation following his 2012 conviction for failing to act quickly enough in reporting an abusive priest to the authorities
Bishop Finn, who had led the diocese since 2005, had been the subject of a 2014 investigation following his 2012 conviction for failing to act quickly enough in reporting an abusive priest to the authorities
On Man and Woman as Companions
Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave at this morning’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. In the previous catechesis on the family, I reflected on the first passage of the creation of the human being, in the first chapter of Genesis, where ...
We Are a Church of Martyrs
"Today, the Church is a Church of Martyrs: they suffer, they give their lives and we receive a blessing from God for their witness." These were the words of Pope Francis during his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta today. According to Vatican Radio, the Pope reflected on today's first reading from the Acts of th...
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