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Pope Francis, German Chancellor discuss need to fight poverty, hunger

Saturday, Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the Vatican, agreeing on the need to dedicate special attention to the responsibility of the international community in addressing issues of poverty and hunger. According to a brief June 17 Vatican communique, the “cordial discussions" also included a conversation on the upcoming G20 meeting in










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Is there a pontifical commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae?

As rumors abound concerning a Vatican commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae in light of Amoris laetitia, the controversial president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has rejected these rumors. “I can confirm that there is no pontifical commission called to re-read or to re-interpret Humanae vitae. However, we should look positively on all those initiatives,










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Pope picks secretary for Dicastery on Integral Human Development

On Friday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ pick of human rights expert Fr. Bruno-Marie Duffé for secretary of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, making him the final piece of the leadership puzzle for the new department. From the French diocese of Lyon, Fr. Duffé’s appointment completes a period of development for










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In book foreword, Pope Francis calls corruption a ‘cancer’

Pope Francis, in a foreword to a work by Cardinal Peter Turkson, has said corruption infects the world like a cancer, and the Church must combat it by working together with society, infusing it with mercy. “We must all work together, Christians, non-Christians, people of all faiths and non-believers, to combat this form of blasphemy,










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