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Pope: In Confession we encounter God's immense mercy

Aug 2, 2015 - 09:59 am .- Delivering his weekly Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said that while everyone feels shame before going to Confession, this grace helps us to be open to God’s forgiveness.

A childhood friendship that shaped JPII's love for the Jewish community

Aug 2, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Saint John Paul II's historic embrace of former chief rabbi of Rome Elio Toaff welcomes visitors to a new Vatican exhibition on the late Pope's compelling relationship with the Jewish people.

A new step in thawing relations between China and the Holy See?

Jul 31, 2015 - 02:02 am .- In a tiny victory for Vatican-Chinese rapprochement, China's government now recognizes seminary studies and allows seminarians to continue their education in a state university should they leave.

Vatican bails on questionable anti-human trafficking initiative (Updated)

Jul 30, 2015 - 03:50 pm .- Faithful to its commitment against human trafficking, the Holy See has left the board of an initiative it helped to found, as questions have been raised around both its effectiveness and its chairman's possible use of the Pope to raise funds.

Will Vatican officials face term limits?

Jul 30, 2015 - 01:02 am .- A fixed term mandate for Vatican officials serving in the Roman Curia was among recent proposals for the Vatican's ongoing reform process, and will likely be discussed at the Sept. 14-16 meeting of the Council of Cardinals.

Pope Francis to handpick new doctor ahead of Cuba, US trip

Jul 29, 2015 - 06:03 am .- As the five-year term for Pope Francis' personal doctor comes to an end, the Pope is expected to choose a new one soon who will accompany him during his upcoming visit to Cuba and the United States.

With a tap on an iPad, Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2016

Jul 26, 2015 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Francis has invited the youth of the world on pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016--and on Sunday he became the first pilgrim to register himself.

Pope Francis: Let Jesus satisfy your hunger for God

Jul 26, 2015 - 10:33 am .- Jesus Christ’s miraculous multiplication of the loaves shows that he offers “fullness of life for hungry man,” Pope Francis said Sunday. He encouraged everyone to offer what little they have to God so that God can multiply their gifts and good deeds.

Vatican ropes in global leaders to fight climate change, modern slavery

Jul 26, 2015 - 06:03 am .- Drawing dozens of mayors from major cities worldwide to discuss the link between slavery and climate change, this week's Vatican conference showed how secular leaders are responding to Pope Francis' lead in protecting the environment – and, more importantly, the vulnerable.

What Pope Francis might be planning to tell the UN in New York

Jul 23, 2015 - 12:01 am .- At a meeting with U.S. mayors at the Vatican this week, Pope Francis hinted at themes he could discuss with the United Nations during his September visit to the states.

Is the Pope a socialist?

Jul 22, 2015 - 03:31 am .- Pope Francis’ recent trip to Latin America has rekindled questions about whether he endorses socialism, or even communism.

Here's Pope Francis' schedule for the Jubilee of Mercy

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:04 am .- Twelve prominent events, each with the participation of Pope Francis, have been scheduled in Rome for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and CNA was able to glance at details of their programs.

Ebola deaths are still happening – and the Vatican is aiming to stop them

Jul 21, 2015 - 06:02 am .- Although two of the three countries hardest hit by last year’s Ebola outbreak have been declared free of the virus, they aren’t out of the woods yet.

Pope entrusts South America trip to Mary

Jul 19, 2015 - 09:14 am .- Pope Francis entrusted his recent tri-nation voyage to South America to Our Lady of Guadalupe – praising the deeply-rooted Christianity in these countries, but also noting the social and economic challenges.

Budget-keeping at the Vatican: in transition toward a new era

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:09 pm .- The Holy See and Vatican City State administration released their 2014 financial statements Thursday amid an ongoing process to reform Vatican finances and accounting standards.

Corruption, threats, torture – we need justice in the mining industry, Pope says

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:03 pm .- Continuing his theme on protecting both the environment and human rights, Pope Francis pointed to various injustices in the mining industry and called for collaboration in fostering change.

The Vatican's helipad: Transporting popes, saving kid's lives

Jul 18, 2015 - 04:04 am .- One of Europe's best pediatric hospitals, Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome, can now use the Vatican’s helipad to transport patients, personnel and medical equipment in emergencies.

Heroic virtue of Ukrainian bishop who sheltered hundreds of Jews recognized

Jul 17, 2015 - 03:12 pm .- On Thursday, Pope Francis authorized a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, who was head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1900 to 1944, and who personally protected dozens of Jews from Nazi occupiers during World War II.

To fight human trafficking – one of Pope Francis' core commitments

Jul 16, 2015 - 06:06 am .- An upcoming conference being held at the Vatican examining the link between climate change and human trafficking is a reflection of the importance that ending modern slavery holds for Pope Francis, according to one of its organizers.

Slavery and climate – there's more in common than you think, Vatican says

Jul 15, 2015 - 03:47 pm .- The link between climate change and human slavery is the topic of an international conference to be hosted by the Vatican later this month, in which Pope Francis will take part along with the mayors of major cities from around the world.

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