Tag Archives: Rome

When times are tough, turn to Jesus, Pope says

When life gets hard, Jesus especially invites us to turn to him, Pope Francis said. “Jesus knows how hard life can be,” Pope Francis said. But at those moments, his invitation is: “Come.” The Pope made his remarks to the audience gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Sunday Angelus address. He based his reflections

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Charlie Gard will not be transferred to Vatican Hospital

The London hospital where Charlie Gard is living his last days has refused a transfer request from the Pediatric hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome for legal reasons. “This is sad news,” said Mariella Enoc, President Bambino Gesu, often referred to as the “Pope’s Hospital.” The hospital had offered on Monday to transfer Charlie to their

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Pope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar of Rome, who will oversee the administrative needs of the Roman diocese, including its clergy. In addition to naming him Vicar of Rome, Francis also named Donatis an archbishop, according to the May 26 Vatican

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Pope plans Pentecost celebrations with charismatics and Pentecostals

The event will mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The Pope will lead a prayer vigil on June

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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 of All Saints in Rome will be ‘twinned’ with the Catholic parish of Ognissanti, in the south of the city, to mark Pope Francis’s visit

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God works in mysterious ways – How the homeless brought together a charity and a controversial food chain

Many of the Vatican’s Cardinals were openly upset at the erection of a McDonald’s within sight of St. Peter’s Square – until the fast food chain revealed its charitable side. Many have celebrated the controversial chain after charity groups teamed up with McDonalds to help shelter and feed the homeless near the Vatican. An association

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A peculiar Catholic education led this Jew to love Rome

Crux’s associate editor and business manager Shannon Levitt, who’s Jewish, reflects on the peculiar Catholic education she’s received by being married to editor John Allen, and in particular what it’s taught her about the magic of Rome. I’ve been the beneficiary of a peculiar kind of Catholic education. I’m not a Catholic, so I didn’t

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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 Lorenzo Bernini in the Piazza della Minerva near the Pantheon in Rome Rome’s cultural authorities said on Monday that overnight vandals broke off the tip

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