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06 Oct 2014 Vatican No comments

Be frank, humble – Pope Francis tells bishops at synod launch

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2014 / 07:45 am .- During the opening session for the extraordinary synod on the family, Pope Francis told participants not to be afraid of…

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06 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (1)

Is hunting for sport OK?

Full Question I know that we are not to treat animals cruelly and that we are allowed to kill an animal in self-defense, but is it okay to hunt animals for…

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19 Oct 2015 Articles Comments (1)

Patron Saints and how they are Chosen?

The History of Patron Saints The practice of adopting patron saints goes back to the building of the first public churches in the Roman Empire, most of which w…

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04 Mar 2016 Australia News Vatican Comments (1)

Australia's most senior Catholic Cardinal Pell says resigning would be an admission of guilt

Cardinal George Pell, one of the highest-ranking officials at the Vatican, acknowledged his fault in the manner he handled the cases of the sexual abuse of mino…

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15 Aug 2016 Q&A No comments

If you sell a blessed item, is it no longer blessed?

Full Question I once heard that you can sell a blessed item, but if you do, it is no longer blessed. Is this true? Answer A blessed item may be sol…

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02 Oct 2015 Europe News No comments

Irish playwright Brian Friel, former seminarian, dies aged 86

One of Ireland's greatest playwrights, Friel was educated at Maynooth The Irish playwright Brian Friel, a former seminarian, died this morning aged 86. Br…

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14 Jun 2016 News No comments

Orthodox scholars urge leaders to go ahead with council

The scholars said the council is 'an opportunity to commence a new phase of Orthodox witness' 50 Orthodox scholars have signed an open letter to Orthodox leade…

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24 Oct 2015 Middle East News Comments (1)

ISIS declares that no Jew will be left alive (See Details)

The ISIS terrorist sect have declared in a recent released video threatening all Jew. The message was read in Israeli-Arabic language, below is thecontent of th…

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31 Dec 2015 Q&A Comments (2)

Was I wrong to take the host back to my pew?

Full Question I sit in the first row at Mass because I am hearing-impaired. When visiting a church recently, the usher gestured for me to go up for Communi…

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Pope Francis meets the new Taiwanese ambassador

The Holy Father welcomed and blessed the newly appointed ambassador of Taiwan, Matthew S.M. Lee‎.  At a formal ceremony at the Vatican. During the visit, Ambassador Lee handed his credentials to the Holy Father at the start of his diplomatic mission with the Holy See.

The Holy See maintains diplomatic ties with Taiwan, officially called the Republic of China (ROC), which mainland China, officially known as the People’s Republic of China (PRC) regards as its renegade territory.  In 1951, Communist China, which is officially an atheist state, ‎expelled foreign missionaries, severed ‎diplomatic relations with the ‎Holy See and by 1957 set up its own church – the Chinese Patriotic Catholic ‎Association – in defiance of ‎the Rome-based Catholic Church headed by the Pope.  But the Holy See continued to recognize Taipei as the legitimate Chinese government.  One of the conditions set by Beijing in re-establishing diplomatic ties with the Holy See is that the Vatican sever ties with Taiwan.


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