Category: Vatican

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Pope apologises for recent Rome, Vatican scandals

Vatican City (Matters India): Pope Francis Wednesday offered a rare public apology from the Catholic Church for a series of scandals which have recently shaken the city of Rome and the Vatican. The Vatican has been the focus of several...

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Synod surprises: Universal compassion, mercy

Penny Bajaj of Mumbai, India, and her husband, Ishwar, speak during a press briefing after the morning session of the Syond of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 12. (Photo by CNS) Indian participants impressed by 'great love...

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Cardinal Cleemis tells synod spirituality is fundamental –

The Church views family as an important regional component, he said, adding that strong societies are founded on strong families. (Source UCAN): Spirituality is fundamental to the existence of the institution of family, Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis has said, addressing the...

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A template of guidelines, aimed at aiding bishops

By Andrea Gagliarducci and Ann Schneible.  Vatican City, Oct 12, 2015 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to protection against abuse, guidelines need to be implemented according to the customs of each country if they are to be effective,...

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Pope calls for welcoming Church as Synod opens

Vatican City (Matters India): Pope Francis on October 4 opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world by asserting the need for the Church to show love and understanding toward all. The Pope led a solemn Mass in...

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Pope tells Synod Fathers to learn from the Holy Family

By Ann Schneible. Vatican City, Oct 3, 2015 / 12:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday presided over a candlelight vigil for the Synod on the Family, calling on the Synod Fathers to listen to families, including the Holy Family, over...

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Cardinal Gracias in synod drafting commission

Vatican City (Matters India): Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, is among 10 members of a special global commission Pope Francis has nominated to draft the final report of the bishops’ synod that begins on October 4 in Rome. The...