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Polish communist's reconciliation with Church hailed as joyous

Jun 19, 2014 - 12:11 am .- The recent funeral Mass said for Wojciech Jaruzelski, who was a Polish military commander and communist politician during the Cold War, has been received as an occasion for rejoicing.

Pope's Mexico visit meaningful for all Latin America, diplomat says

Jun 18, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Mexico's ambassador to the Holy See says he is awaiting the announcement of the dates of a visit to the country by Pope Francis, after the Holy Father accepted an invitation from Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.

Archbishop Gaenswein: thread of diplomacy links Benedict, Francis

Jun 17, 2014 - 02:03 am .- In a recent interview with CNA, the prefect of the Papal Household and personal secretary to Benedict XVI recounted how the current and emeritus Bishops of Rome and connected by their diplomacy during apostolic journeys.

Bosnia event touches on religious violence in light of WWI

Jun 17, 2014 - 01:02 am .- International leaders within the Catholic Church have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to discuss the consequences of the First World War, particularly its effect on terrorism and religious violence.

Rome church restoration boosted by unique 3D scanner

Jun 15, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Assisting in restoration and reconstruction for artists and architects alike, 3D scanner technology has recently been used to create unique point cloud models of churches and frescoes in Rome.

Pope Francis: Europe is tired, must be rejuvenated

Jun 15, 2014 - 03:30 pm .- In a visit to a community dedicated to serving the poor and needy, Pope Francis warned of the poverty of Europe which faces a declining birthrate, hidden forms of euthanasia, and high rates of unemployment.

Forensic experts attempt to reconstruct face of St. Anthony

Jun 13, 2014 - 02:35 am .- The University of St. Anthony of Padua’s Anthropology Museum, together with a team of international forensic researchers, have attempted to reconstruct the face of St. Anthony using only a digital copy of his skull.

European court narrowly affirms Catholic religious freedom

Jun 13, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Although the European Court of Human Rights has allowed a bishop to set standards for Catholic religion teachers in Spain, some say the threat of government interference still gives cause for concern.

Critic slams 'crazed claims' about Ireland child burials

Jun 11, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Distorted claims about the burials of hundreds of children who died at an Irish home for unwed mothers show a trend of “exaggerations and myths” about injustices in the country's Catholic past, one commentator charged.

Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' says priorities are Jesus, prayer

Jun 9, 2014 - 04:53 pm .- Speaking to reporters for the first time after her victory on The Voice Italy, Sister Cristina Scuccia said that she now plans to return to the two priorities in her life, which are “Jesus and prayer.”

Opus Dei prelate beatification expected to draw 100,000 attendees

Jun 7, 2014 - 05:11 pm .- The first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, will be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid at a ceremony that is expected to bring together nearly 100,000 faithful.

Irish archbishop welcomes investigation of child burials

Jun 6, 2014 - 04:53 pm .- Amid disputed reports concerning the burials of nearly 800 children at a Catholic unwed mother home in Ireland over a 36-year period in the mid-20th century, the local archbishop has said he is “horrified” and welcomes a government investigation.

Nun wins 'The Voice Italy,' leads crowd in Our Father

Jun 6, 2014 - 10:22 am .- In an emotional finale decided by Italian TV viewers, 25 year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won the 2014 edition of The Voice Italy on June 5.

UK bishop: Defeat relativism with 'authentic humanism'

Jun 4, 2014 - 04:03 am .- A leading bishop in the U.K. says that the modern, troubling view of humanity which stems from relativism is best countered by Christians living the Church's full vision of the human person  

Cycling champion receives jersey blessed by Pope Francis

Jun 3, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- The winner of the Giro d’Italia cycling race, Nairo Quintana of Colombia, has received the pink championship jersey that Pope Francis blessed before the competition.

Spanish bishops seek prayers for current, future kings

Jun 3, 2014 - 02:01 pm .- The Spanish bishops' conference has called for prayers for King Juan Carlos and his successor, after the king announced he would abdicate the throne in favor of his son, Prince Felipe.

Do not cage the Holy Spirit, Pope tells massive Rome gathering

Jun 2, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- On Sunday afternoon Pope Francis told throngs of Charismatic Catholics to not obstruct the work of the Holy Spirit in evangelizing, but make the adoration of God the “foundation of renewal.”

Liberation theology 'archaic', says prominent Mexican bishop

Jun 2, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- While in Rome last week, the president of the Latin American Bishops’ Council said at a news conference that the Church in the region has fortunately moved beyond liberation theology.

Remember suffering Syrians, CRS leader implores

Jun 1, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- As agencies meet at the Vatican to discuss the Syria crisis, the head of Catholic Relief Services said that the Church cannot forget those who suffer and must advocate for peace as well as provide aid.

Freiburg archdiocese given new bishop, from among its priests

May 31, 2014 - 08:17 am .- Father Stephan Burger, a priest of the Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, was appointed archbishop of the same local Church, vacant since September, by Pope Francis on Friday.

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