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New Bible exhibit evangelizes through history of scripture

Apr 3, 2014 - 05:49 am .- Featuring ancient biblical artifacts from all over the world, the Verbum Domini II exhibition has officially opened at the Vatican, and is something organizers hope will inspire faith in those who come.

Vatican Radio releases digital archive of papal voices

Apr 3, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Vatican Radio presented Tuesday its digital archive of “The Voice of the Popes,” a collection of more than 8,000 audio recordings of every Pope since Pius XI which makes their message more easily accessible.

Holy See currently refraining from mediation in Venezuelan violence

Apr 2, 2014 - 01:53 pm .- The Holy See press officer Fr. Federico Lombardi explained Tuesday that the Vatican is considering mediation in Venezuela's lethal protests, but will take time and care in doing so.

Priest who survived labor camp recalls suffering as gift

Apr 2, 2014 - 10:17 am .- Monsignor Matthew Koo recounted being detained in a Chinese labor camp for thirty years due to his Marian devotion, noting that although the experience was painful there were also many blessings.

Pope Francis: married couples are an icon of God's love

Apr 2, 2014 - 04:12 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis closed his catechesis on the sacraments by reflecting on the vocation of marriage, noting that the marital couple is a unique example of divine love in the world.

Methol Ferré: the philosopher who inspired Pope Francis

Apr 2, 2014 - 12:08 am .- “The Pope and the Philosopher,” a book-interview with Alberto Methol Ferré -- an Uruguayan philosopher who influenced Jorge Bergoglio -- has been recently reprinted in Spanish and Italian.

Pope urges faithful not to lose apostolic zeal to spiritual sloth

Apr 1, 2014 - 08:05 am .- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis lamented the many Christians who close the door to God’s grace out of spiritual laziness, urging them to instead receive healing from the Lord so they can spread the Gospel.

My life is changed, says homeless woman on Rome pilgrimage

Apr 1, 2014 - 04:28 am .- During a six-day trip to the Eternal City, Clarissa Salazar, who until recently lived on the streets in the U.S., said the visit has made a lasting impact on her, and is something for which she is grateful.

LA's 'little ambassador' to Pope recalls encounter

Apr 1, 2014 - 04:00 am .- Jersey Vargas, the 10 year old daughter of undocumented immigrants who traveled from Los Angeles to the Vatican to ask the Pope’s help for herself and children like her, said she is thrilled to have met him.

Pope Francis shapes Vatican finances under advice from his cardinals

Apr 1, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The appointment of Msgr. Brian Edwin Ferme as prelate secretary of the newly established Council for the Economy shows Pope Francis will shape the council with the advice of his Council of Cardinals.

Papal canonizations to be a spiritual event, cardinal stresses

Mar 31, 2014 - 01:04 pm .- At a Monday news conference detailing preparations for the canonization of Bl. John Paul II and Bl. John XXIII, the Holy See announced initiatives designed to help the Church live the event in a spiritual way.

Pope warns against the wandering of an 'existential tourist'

Mar 31, 2014 - 11:33 am .- In his homily Monday, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of having direction in our lives rather than turning in circles and never advancing, emphasizing that we move forward only through faith in God.

Protection of minors a priority for Pope, commission member says

Mar 31, 2014 - 06:28 am .- A German priest and psychologist recently appointed to the new Vatican commission for the protection of minors has stated that the initiative demonstrates Pope Francis’ concern regarding the immediacy of the issue.

Program offers African students 'second home' in Rome

Mar 30, 2014 - 10:21 am .- African students studying in Rome are finding a home away from home in an outreach program dedicated to accompanying them spiritually, culturally, and socially.

Be open to the light of Christ, encourages Pope

Mar 30, 2014 - 05:27 am .- During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis urged the faithful to open themselves to the light of Christ and not be hindered by pride or interior blindness.

Vatican hosts day of study on family and creation

Mar 29, 2014 - 02:14 pm .- On Saturday the Pontifical Council for the Family sponsored a day of reflection on the family as the custodian of the created world.

Witness to Christ, Pope urges blind and deaf

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:44 am .- Pope Francis held an audience with the blind and deaf on Saturday, encouraging them to become witnesses of Christ and to build a culture of encounter rather than exclusion.

Churches answer Pope's call for 24 hours of Confession

Mar 28, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- As many dioceses the world over begin to offer special round-the clock periods of Confession, Pope Francis stressed that conversion is “a commitment that lasts a lifetime.”

God never tires of forgiving us, Pope reflects

Mar 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm .- Pope Francis dedicated his homily at Friday’s Mass to the mercy of God, emphasizing that while God is firm in his call for conversion, he is always waiting to receive the sinner with open arms.

Pope Francis: confession is not condemnation, but mercy

Mar 28, 2014 - 07:14 am .- In a speech given to priests and seminarians attending a course on the Sacrament of Confession, Pope Francis spoke about the mercy of God, stating that it is the most important aspect of their ministry.

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