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Pope Francis Attacked Cancel Culture. His Real Target Is 'Ideological Colonization.'
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
In his annual address to diplomats accredited to the Holy See this month, Pope Francis came after cancel culture. According to Juan Pablo Cannata, a sociology researcher at Universidad Austral in...
Vatican Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions, Applies Mandatory Vaccination
Thursday, January 13, 2022
In a decree signed Jan. 5, the Vatican tightened its COVID-19 regulations by requiring the use of FFP2 masks (similar to N95 masks) inside and making vaccinations and booster shots mandatory for...
Pope Francis Celebrates 85th Birthday with Migrants and Refugees from Cyprus
Monday, December 20, 2021
On Friday, Pope Francis celebrated his 85th birthday by meeting with a dozen migrants and refugees who recently arrived in Italy thanks to the intercession of the Vatican, Catholic movements and...
In Rome and at the Vatican, Biden Found Refuge and Welcome in Catholic Community
Thursday, November 4, 2021
In Rome and at the Vatican, President Joe Biden found a safe haven from the debates taking place back home, where some U.S. bishops argue Catholic politicians should not be allowed to receive...
Pope Francis, Emeritus Pope among Group Given Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
Thursday, October 28, 2021
According to official Vatican reports, Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI have likely received the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in October.
Vatican Census Shows Catholicism Growing Everywhere but Europe
Friday, October 22, 2021
A Vatican census released ahead of World Mission Day reveals growing numbers of Catholics in what Pope Francis often refers to as “the global peripheries,” even as the number of believers continues...
Scandal-Plagued Catholic Order Denies Hiding Millions in Offshore Accounts
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
An embattled Catholic religious order accused of hiding almost $300 million in offshore accounts denied any wrongdoing in an online statement, declaring that it did not evade taxes and complied...
Pope Francis, Faith Leaders Call for Action ahead of COP26 Climate Summit
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Seeking to overcome the dichotomy that has often pitted faith against science, Pope Francis called for “mutual respect” through dialogue.
Pope Francis Encourages Young Climate Activists to Build Dialogue
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Pope Francis encouraged young climate change activists attending an event in Italy to promote human relationships and environmental protections by overcoming divisions.
Amid Global Vaccine Inequality, Vatican Weighs Ethics of Booster Shots
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The Vatican is currently debating whether it is ethical for people in wealthy countries to receive COVID-19 booster shots while people in poorer countries have yet to receive even one shot against...
German Cardinal Takes a Break after Report Details Failures in Handling Sex Abuse Cases
Monday, September 27, 2021
Pope Francis has accepted a request from German Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki for a six-month break from his duties as archbishop of the Diocese of Cologne in order to deal with his “grave mistakes”...
Pope Francis Is Preparing a Radical Reform of the Church's Power Structures
Friday, September 3, 2021
On Oct. 9 and 10, Pope Francis will inaugurate a three-year preparation process for the 2023 Synod, which will focus on reforming the synodal process. The preparation process and the 2023 Synod,...
Amid Resignation Rumors, Pope Francis Says, ‘It Didn’t Even Cross My Mind’
Thursday, September 2, 2021
In a recent interview, Pope Francis rejected claims that he would be the second pope in eight years to resign.
14 Disabled Children Flee Afghanistan with the Help of Catholic Priest and Nuns
Monday, August 30, 2021
On Wednesday, a Catholic priest managed to flee from the Taliban-run Afghanistan with a group of disabled children and nuns.
Christian Family in Afghanistan Appeals to Pope to Help Them Flee Persecution
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
A Christian family in Afghanistan is appealing to the Vatican to help them escape the country now that the Taliban has taken over.
Historic Vatican Trial May Change Catholic Church's Finances Forever
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
In preparation for the largest trial ever held in Vatican City, 10 Catholic clergymen and laypeople will answer charges of corruption and fraud from Vatican judges on Tuesday.
General Secretary to US Bishops Resigns amid Misconduct Allegations
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
On Tuesday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the resignation of its general secretary, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, citing “improper behavior."
In Biden Communion Debate, US Bishops' Show Willingness to Test Pope Francis
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Next month, the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference is expected to address at its spring general assembly the question of whether President Joe Biden or any pro-abortion Catholic politician should be...
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