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09 Oct 2015 Americas News No comments

For Cubans, the Pope’s visit brought hope - but will it last?

After Pope Francis’ visit as a “missionary of mercy,” Cuba is now in a prime moment to move forward in its relationship with the Church and work for the common …

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11 Apr 2016 Vatican No comments

Pope Francis apostolic Exhortation - Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)

Divorced-and-remarried Catholics need the fullness of Church teaching, a wise pastoral and community response to their difficulties that can help them grow in t…

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09 Aug 2016 News Comments (1)

Pro-life charity welcomes opening of maternity clinic for rape survivors

The My Body Back clinic, based at the Royal London Hospital, provides extra support to women who have experienced sexual violence A pro-life charity has welcom…

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02 Nov 2014 Articles Comments (1)

What Catholics Believe about John 6

For millions of non-Catholic Christians, Jesus was using pure symbolism in John 6:53 when he declared to his followers, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you …

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12 Aug 2016 News No comments

Bangladeshi Catholic editor flees country in fear of her life

Rosaline Costa had faced harassment and threats – when she went to police they would not even file a report Rosaline Costa heard people tell her “be careful” s…

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02 Jun 2015 Q&A No comments

Why are there so many religious orders? Can anybody join?

Full Question Can you explain the purpose of having different religious orders within the Church (e.g., Franciscans, Dominicans)? Do all priests belong to …

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13 Dec 2014 Q&A Comments (2)

How do we counter the charge that the addition of "filioque" was an illicit alteration of the Creed?

Full Question Some Eastern Orthodox claim that the Catholic Church is under anathema because it added the word filioque("and the Son") to the Nicene Creed …

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28 Jan 2016 News Vatican Comments (2)

Oscar-nominated actor, Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Pope Francis

The pontiff met with a fellow green advocate earlier today: Leonardo DiCaprio. The Oscar-nominated actor had an audience with Pope Francis at about 11.15 am tod…

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04 Mar 2016 Australia News No comments

95-year-old priest along with hundreds of Catholic faithful on foot for dozens of kilometers for Penitential Walk

Despite his slight hunchback attributed his old age, this 95-year-old priest named Friar Roberto was on foot for dozens of kilometers while hearing confessions …

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Italian, Polish bishops welcome papal appeal to house refugees

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, president of the Italian Episcopal Conference, said that Pope Francis’s appeal to each European parish to house a refugee family represents an intensification of “the commitment and effort that all Italian dioceses are doing for some time.”

The bishops’ conference, he said, working quickly to implement the appeal, and he expected that the nation’s 27,133 parishes will shelter more than 108,000 people.

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, the president of the Polish Episcopal Conference, asked every parish to begin to prepare to shelter refugees, <i>L’Osservatore Romano</i> reported.


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