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11 Sep 2015 Middle East - Africa News No comments

Nigerian priest kidnapped

A Nigerian priest was abducted in Kogi State on September 7 after armed men stopped his car on a rural road, according to a newspaper based in Abuja, the nation…

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02 Oct 2015 Articles Comments (1)

The Eucharistic Miracle that inspired the Feast of Corpus Christi

Q: I recently learned that the feast of Corpus Christi was inspired by a Eucharistic miracle. Can you please give more details about this? — A reader in Springf…

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21 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (3)

Question concerning Stealing; Can it ever be justified to steal something to feed starving family?

Question from D. Lopez on 03-15-2001: Fr. Torraco, when asked if it would be moral to steal to feed a starving family who had noone to help them, you wrote (…

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23 May 2016 Americas Europe News USA Vatican Comments (1)

Pope asks Catholics to pray for Turkey humanitarian summit

Pope Francis has asked for prayers so that participants at a humanitarian summit in Turkey fully commit to achieve what he defines as their main aim: saving the…

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15 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

Teen Arrested for Planning Alleged ISIS-Inspired Attack on Pope

The FBI quietly arrested a 15-year-old boy outside of Philadelphia last month for allegedly threatening to launch an ISIS-inspired assault on Pope Franciswhile …

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23 Jul 2015 Q&A Comments (3)

What does Hosanna mean?

Full Question At Mass we proclaim, “Hosanna in the highest.” What does Hosanna mean? Answer "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in th…

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16 Jun 2016 News No comments

Cafod to keep Tina Beattie as adviser despite views on abortion

The theologian had signed a letter to Polish bishops calling for 'early, safe and legal abortion' Aid agency Cafod is to keep Catholic academic Tina Beattie as…

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16 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis: family more important than ever in technological, profit-centered world

Concluding his series of Wednesday general audiences on the family, Pope Francis said that the role of the family is more critical now than ever. “Today we c…

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07 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Was the last synod 'rigged'? Tell-all book lets the reader decide

A new book about the 2014 Extraordinary Synod on the Family alleges evidence of a hidden agenda pushed by a handful of bishops in positions of influence. “I …

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The Propaganda of Pope Benedict XVI’s Death yesterday explained

On Monday, 16th May 2016 rumors that caused serious distress and brought tears to many hearts lingered declaring that Pope Benedict XVI (the Pope Emeritus) was dead. This news reached the Vatican and investigations were conduct.

It was realized that the news originated from a fake account of Cardinal Pietro Parolin that is operated by an alleged alleged Italian journalist who impersonates the personality of people and is known to announce deaths.

This is the second time the impersonator have announced the death of Pope Benedict XVI. He also announced the death of Fidel Castro, JK Rowling and Pedro Almodóvar.

In any case, to recognize whether a story about the Pope is authentic, it is important to remember two points:
– First, no cardinal would announce the death of a Pope first on Twitter.
– Secondly,  if the news were true, it would be immediately confirmed by the Vatican press room.



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