Category: Vatican

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September 4 set for Mother Teresa Canonization 

Published on: 4:34 pm, March 15, 2016 Story By: Matters India Reporter Vatican City: Pope Francis Tuesday cleared way for declaring Blessed Teresa of Kolkata as a saint and set September 4 as the date of her canonization. The Pope also signed decrees...

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From A to Z: On Francis’ Anniversary A Look at the Last 12 Months

By Salvatore Cernuzio in Zenit, on Mar 14/16                   (Note:  Zenit’s daily dispatch from Rome is all  about  the world as seen from Rome. This alphabetical high lights of Francis’s saying and doing is a ready, concise  record for reference of the past 3 years of his papacy. jk,...

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Three years on, Pope leaves Catholic conservatives feeling marginalized

March 13 Pope Completes 3 years Philip Pullella  Tom Heneghan  Reuters, in NCR,  Mar. 12, 2016 Pic: Pope Francis greets a crowd in St. Peter's Square with a thumbs up March 2. (CNS/Paul Haring)                                (Note: Today March 13, Francis completes three years as...

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God did not create us to remain crushed by sin, Pope says

By Elise Harris. Vatican City, Mar 4, 2016 / 01:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Leading his annual penitential service on Friday, Pope Francis told attendees to stand tall and be open to forgiveness, and not to let themselves remain under the heavy burden...

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Vatican newspaper essays say women should preach at Mass 

Published on: 10:18 pm, March 3, 2016 Story By: Mattersindia.com A series of essays in the semiofficial Vatican newspaper is urging the Catholic Church to allow women to preach from the pulpit at Mass, a role that has been reserved almost exclusively to...

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Pope Francis accepts official invitation to visit Pakistan

Catholics not sure where or when Francis will visit as papal visit will require extensive security measures. Islamabad (UCAN): Posted on March 3, 2016, 6:46 PM Pope Francis has accepted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's invitation to visit Pakistan later this year,...

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Forgetful God, ours? Forgive As Though You Have Forgotten

Published in Zenit, Rome, March 1/16  At Casa Santa Marta, Says Lent Is a Privileged Time to Prepare Our Hearts to Imitate God’s Infinite Forgiveness PHOTO.VA – OSSERVATORE ROMANO, MARCH 1, 2016, POPE'S MORNING HOMILY                        (Note: What do we say...

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Pope Francis: It’s never too late for conversion

By Ann Schneible. Pope Francis recounted the story from St. Therese of Lisieux, who prayed for the conversion of a criminal who had been condemned to death, and had refused interventions from the priest. It was not until his final moment that...

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Pope quotes Gandhi to encourage Bible reading 

Published on: 5:10 pm, February 28, 2016 Story By: mattersindia.com Rome: Pope Francis has quoted Mahatma Gandhi, India’s father of nation and modern apostle of peace, to encourage young Catholics to read the Bible. The pontiff mentioned Gandhi in a preface he wrote...

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Pope: wealth and power are good, but only when used to serve

by Elise Harris Vatican City, Feb 24, 2016 / 05:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis cautioned that unless wealth and power are put at the service of society, especially the poor, they risk becoming instruments of corruption, private interests and...

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Pope Francis to Curia: Your job is to be faithful

By Elise Harris Vatican City, Feb 23, 2016 / 11:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis celebrated the feast of the Chair of St. Peter with a reflection and Mass for members of the Roman Curia, during which he told them to be...