Asia-PacificNewsVatican
December 15, 2016

Bishops beg Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte to stop murder

"Christ died for the criminals and the victims. The love of God is for all. Our love should be like God's love. For all, "said Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan…
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Middle EastNewsVatican
December 15, 2016

Terrorists responsible for St. Mark's Cathedral attack finally named

When St. Mark's Cathedral was attacked, 25 people - primarily women and children - were killed. At least 25 people were killed and another 49 were injured in the explosion.…
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Middle East - AfricaNewsVatican
December 4, 2016

Nuns no longer safe? Robbery turned homicide in Democratic Republic of Congo

A nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered earlier this week by unknown suspects in an apparent robbery, the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions has reported Sister Marie…
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NewsVatican
November 21, 2016

Pope extends priests’ special permission to absolve ‘grave sin’ of abortion

The Pope also extended his decree that allows SSPX priests to hear valid confessions Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the “grave sin” of abortion, extending special permission…
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November 21, 2016

Pope Francis closes Holy Door to end Year of Mercy

The Pope said the doors of reconciliation should stay open Pope Francis has pulled shut the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, formally ending the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In his homily…
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November 19, 2016

Pope warns new cardinals against falling into polemics, division

On Saturday Pope Francis handed a red hat to 17 new cardinals, warning them against the danger of falling into polemics and animosity and encouraging them to be close to…
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Middle EastNewsVatican
November 16, 2016

TOUGH CLASS: The one class these children take to determine if they live or die

As children return home to their villages in northern Iraq, they are expected to take a very important class. How they do in that class will determine if they live…
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November 15, 2016

Bernini statue commissioned by Pope Alexander VII vandalised

The Elephant and Obelisk statue is situated near the Pantheon in Rome Police in Rome are investigating the apparent vandalism of the famed Elephant and Obelisk statue designed by Gian…
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November 15, 2016

'The mercy of God is not an abstract idea, but a concrete reality' – Holy Doors close at the conclusion of the Year of Mercy

As Holy Doors close in churches and basilicas around the world, including in Rome, it is estimated that over 20 million people participated in the Church's Jubilee Year of Mercy…
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October 26, 2016

Vatican and Church in Argentina to open ‘dirty war’ archives

The decision to make the archives available was taken at the express direction of Pope Francis The Vatican and Argentina’s bishops have finished cataloguing their archives from the country’s “dirty war” and…
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