News
February 22, 2017

Pope Francis to make historic visit to Anglican church in Rome

The church of All Saints will be twinned with the Catholic parish of Ognissanti, home to the titular church of Cardinal Walter Kasper, to make the occasion The Anglican church…
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News
February 21, 2017

Pope laments plight of child soldiers fighting in Congo

The Pope was speaking days after the UN voiced concern about deadly violence in the country Pope Francis has expressed dismay about clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo he…
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Exhortations
February 7, 2017

Money and pride make people ignore God’s word,’ Pope says in message for Lent

Without making room for God’s word in their heart, people will never be able to welcome and love all human life, Pope Francis said. “Each life that we encounter is…
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News
February 7, 2017

PR expert convicted in Vatileaks trial leaks more in new book

One of the major protagonists in the Vatican’s leaks scandal — communications consultant Francesca Chaouqui — is releasing a book which she describes as “a testament of truth”. In the…
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ExhortationsNews
February 7, 2017

Full text: Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians…
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News
February 7, 2017

St Peter’s Basilica to host Anglican Evensong for the first time

On March 13, Anglican choral Evensong will be celebrated in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican for the first time. Permission was granted by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of St…
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Exhortations
February 7, 2017

Pope Francis: ‘Follow Mother Teresa’s example and defend the unborn’

Citing St Teresa, the Pope appealed for 'courageous educational action in favour of human life' A culture that protects life from conception to natural death is the only answer to…
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News
January 30, 2017

Man punches auxiliary bishop during Mass at US church

The Mass was being celebrated in honour of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente An auxiliary bishop with the Archdiocese of Newark, in America, has been attacked during Mass. Essex…
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News
January 5, 2017

A fitting tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016 To celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe today, Ignatius Press has brought out an illustrated book, Guadalupe Mysteries, by…
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Articles
December 17, 2016

The Church 'does not pretend' – Vatican warns Christianity is at risk

While violent persecution against Christians assails swaths of territory the Middle East and Africa, one Vatican official says that Western nations face a different type of oppression, marked by the…
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