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With Two Swift Moves, Pope Francis Rekindles Hope for Financial Reform
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican has fallen on difficult financial times.
Vatican Reiterates Two-State Solution as Israeli-Palestinian Relations Escalate
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Following the swearing-in of Israel's emergency government over the weekend, the Vatican issued a statement reinforcing its support for a two-state solution.
Canadian Catholic Bishop Funds Research for a Safe and Efficient Coronavirus Vaccine
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Archbishop J. Michael Miller of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Canada, has chosen to financially support a research facility looking for a coronavirus vaccine, led by the immunologist Wilfred...
With Caution and Concern, Catholic Masses Scheduled to Resume in Italy
Friday, May 8, 2020
A protocol allowing Catholic faithful to attend Mass was signed Thursday by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte; the president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (Cei), Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti; and...
Pope Francis and the Vatican Commit to Aiding Internally Displaced People
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
In a press conference on Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his dedication to helping internally displaced people, especially amid the pandemic.
Rome's Parks Buzz as Italy Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, With Masses Coming Soon
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
On Monday, parks and streets were filled with people in Italy as the government began the implementation of "Phase Two" of its reopening plan.
As Country Begins to Open, Italian Bishops Argue against Continued Ban on Masses
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The leading coalition in Italy has decided that starting May 4, citizens will be able to leave the house freely without documentation and hold small weddings and funerals. Restaurants and other...
One Year after Blaze, Debates Continue to Rage on about the Future of Notre Dame
Monday, April 27, 2020
It has officially been one year since the Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire and plans for its future still remain unclear.
The Loneliness Pandemic: The Elderly in Icus Battle Coronavirus and Solitude
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
For those trapped at home during quarantine, the internet has been a window to the outside, allowing them to stay in touch with friends, loved ones, book groups and houses of worship. Video meeting...
Pope Francis Delivers Easter Address: 'This Is Not a Time for Indifference'
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
On Sunday, Pope Francis delivered an Easter message of hope for those affected by the coronavirus, challenging world leaders to work together for the common good while addressing the pandemic.
Did an Italian Priest Really Give Up His Respirator for a Younger Patient?
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
An inspiring tale has been circulating the internet about an elderly Italian priest with COVID-19 who surrendered his own respirator to save a young person's life. While the story has yet to be...
Catholic Cardinal Burke Says Faithful Should Attend Mass Despite Coronavirus
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Conservative Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke said in a statement that despite the coronavirus pandemic, access to Mass and the sacraments must not be denied to those who want it.
Despite Coronavirus, in Italy Communion Is Stronger than Quarantine
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Citizens in Italy have officially been in quarantine for one week, and while it would be easy to see how the isolation could bring intense loneliness and desperation, what its done instead, is...
One Year after Vatican Abuse Summit, Survivors Grade Pope Francis with 'D Minus'
Friday, February 21, 2020
But one year after a summit on sex abuse at the Vatican, Peter Isely, a clergy abuse survivor and founding member of the U.S. based SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), shares that,...
Tim Tebow and the Vatican Join Forces to Give Disabled an Epic Prom Night
Friday, February 7, 2020
Tim Tebow teamed up with the Vatican this week to host one of his Night to Shine events for people with disabilities.
Do Not Lose Hope, Pope Francis Says at Christmas Vigil: God Loves You No Matter What
Friday, December 27, 2019
At the Vatican's Christmas vigil Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis reminded the church of the redeeming power of grace and admonishing them to “take courage,” because “God loves you.”
Pope Francis Removes Pontifical Secrecy for Sexual Abuse Cases
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
On Tuesday, Pope Francis removed the age-old rule that allowed pontifical secrecy in cases of sexual assault, sex abuse and cover-ups.
Pope Francis Wants You to Set Up a Nativity Scene to Fight Banal Consumer Christmas
Friday, December 6, 2019
“I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals,...
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