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Pope Francis on Medjugorje: it's almost decision time

Jun 6, 2015 - 04:44 pm .- When asked by a Bosnian journalist about the status of his decision on the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje on his flight from Sarajevo to Rome, Pope Francis said that after a lengthy study, a decision could be coming soon.

Pope talks Medjugorje, coming encyclical on return from Bosnia

Jun 6, 2015 - 03:42 pm .- On his return flight from Sarajevo to Rome Pope Francis told journalists a final decision on the highly debated Mejugorje apparitions could be close, and disclosed the “cancer” of consumerism as a theme in his coming encyclical on human ecology.

Pope tells Bosnians to be 'tenacious' workers for peace

Jun 6, 2015 - 07:01 am .- During his daytrip to a country still marred by the effects of a recent war, Pope Francis said peace is not something that happens passively, but instead requires passionate action on the part of all.

Twenty years after war, Bosnians working to reclaim first victim: trust

Jun 5, 2015 - 06:05 am .- A key Muslim figure in Bosnia said that “mutual trust” was the first victim of the country’s recent war – and is something each of their four main religious populations are still working to regain.

Pope Francis pays for 120 of Rome's poor to visit Shroud of Turin

Jun 4, 2015 - 11:34 am .- In his latest act of papal charity, Pope Francis has donated funds for two busloads of homeless and sick pilgrims to visit the Shroud of Turin. They will stay in two charitable centers that offer shelter to the homeless during the winter.

War is the mother of poverty, Pope Francis says

Jun 3, 2015 - 03:30 pm .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lamented the suffering inflicted on families already struggling from poverty in countries torn by the “great predator” of war.

Pope Francis wants Vatican liturgy chief to continue the work of Benedict XVI

Jun 3, 2015 - 01:33 pm .- Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, revealed in a letter sent to a liturgical conference this week that when he was appointed to his post, Pope Francis indicated a desire to continue the liturgical work done by his predecessor as Bishop of Rome.

Pope offers prayers for victims of China's ferry disaster

Jun 3, 2015 - 10:32 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his condolences to the people of China following a ferry capsizing earlier this week which claimed the lives of hundreds of people.

'Is anyone surprised?' A Vatican response to the FIFA soccer scandal

Jun 2, 2015 - 04:40 pm .- Amid the new soccer corruption scandal that has rocked the sports world, a Vatican official has called for different sectors of society to unite in encouraging sports that contribute authentically to bettering humanity.

For upcoming Sarajevo visit, Pope Francis makes peace his mission statement

Jun 2, 2015 - 04:39 pm .- Pope Francis sent his greetings to the people of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in a video message that emphasized the motto of his upcoming visit: “Peace be with you.”

Financial transparency serves the Church's mission, says Vatican official

Jun 2, 2015 - 06:01 am .- In an exclusive interview with CNA, the director of the Vatican's financial watchdog stressed that the Holy See has pursued the goal of adopting international standards for financial transparency in accord with the Church's mission, and not to merely seek adherence to international standards.

A history of little miracles – behind Pope Francis' devotion to St. Therese

Jun 2, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Pope Francis on several occasions has spoken of his strong devotion to the Little Flower saint as well as his habit of asking her for favors: favors, his former press secretary says, which have often come in the form little miracles.

Cardinal Pell's spokesperson slams 'outrageous' 60 Minutes coverage

Jun 1, 2015 - 04:06 pm .- A television broadcast revisiting charges that Australian Cardinal George Pell mishandled abuse claims was “false and misleading” and “outrageous” in its coverage, a spokesperson for the cardinal said Sunday.

Indifference to migrants is unacceptable, Pope tells Dominican Republic bishops

Jun 1, 2015 - 12:08 am .- The Church in the Dominican Republic cannot be indifferent to the plight of Haitian immigrants, Pope Francis said Wednesday during a meeting with the Dominican Republic's Catholic bishops.

On feast of the Holy Trinity, Church celebrates 'love of the living God'

May 31, 2015 - 12:52 pm .- In the revelation of the Holy Trinity, God shows the Church his selfless love and unity that we are called to foster in our own communities, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus address.

Pope's environmental encyclical to be titled 'Laudato Sii' (Praised Be You)

May 31, 2015 - 07:11 am .- Taken from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Sun” prayer praising God for creation, the likely name of the Pope’s upcoming encyclical was informally announced just weeks before its anticipated publication.

The Vatican's arduous task of communicating in the modern age

May 30, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- What needs to change in the Vatican's communications department to make it worthy of Pope Francis? How are the problems of understaffed and overwhelmed office going to be fixed? What does excellence in communicating look like in 2015 for an institution that's 2,000 year-old?

Pope to sick children: Don’t be afraid to ask God 'Why?'

May 30, 2015 - 12:16 pm .- “Why do children suffer?” Pope Francis asked this of a group of children with serious illnesses or disabilities and their parents, some of whom had been told to abort their babies because of their condition.

Pope: abortion, euthanasia, abandonment of migrants are 'attacks against humanity'

May 30, 2015 - 09:20 am .- A civilization whose technological advancements do not seek to protect the most vulnerable, from conception until natural death, fails to live up to its responsibility, Pope Francis said.

Annual report shows Vatican financial watchdog to be on track

May 29, 2015 - 05:28 pm .- The third annual report of the Financial Intelligence Authority shows that the Vatican's anti-money laundering legal system has been consolidated, journalists were told on Friday.

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