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Vatican's new UN observer to face key challenges

Jul 11, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, the new head of the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, served on the front lines in response to Haiti’s disastrous 2010 earthquake.

Indian bishop-elect aims to show God's love to new flock

Jul 10, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed Wednesday to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, has voiced his enthusiasm for the task.

Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final

Jul 10, 2014 - 11:53 am .- The Pontifical Council for Culture has launched an effort designed to unite the world in asking for peace in warring countries by observing a moment of silence during the final game of the World Cup.

Pope Francis to visit evangelical pastor from Buenos Aires

Jul 10, 2014 - 07:29 am .- The Vatican announced earlier today that Pope Francis has decided to pay a private visit to an evangelical pastor who is a close friend from his time in Buenos Aires, but currently lives in Italy.

Violence begets violence, Church leaders in Holy Land declare

Jul 9, 2014 - 02:15 pm .- In a declaration issued by the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, Church leaders decried ongoing violence in the region, criticizing leaders’ closed-mindedness, and calling for peaceful negotiations.

Holy See announces new economic, communications framework

Jul 9, 2014 - 11:04 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday major changes to both its economic and communications frameworks, including an increased role for the Secretariat for the Economy.

Hate-speech laws a 'tool of totalitarianism,' lawyer warns

Jul 9, 2014 - 06:44 am .- During a recent event discussing the origin and implementation of European hate-speech laws, lawyers argued that the “ill-conceived” laws pose a danger to free speech and often stifle constructive dialogue.

Vatican bank releases balance sheet, continues reform

Jul 8, 2014 - 02:01 pm .- The Institute for the Works of Religion, or “Vatican bank”, published its 2013 financial statement Tuesday, concluding the first step of an ongoing reform to improve financial transparency at the Vatican.

Korean celebrities create music video ahead of Pope's visit

Jul 8, 2014 - 11:07 am .- More than 20 Korean celebrities have come together in making a music video honoring Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, and is an initiative they hope will help to overcome religious differences.

Calabrian police take stand against mafia following Pope's visit

Jul 8, 2014 - 08:35 am .- Two weeks after Pope Francis’ harsh condemnation of mafia corruption in the Italian region of Calabria, police abandoned a Marian procession which paused to bow in front of the house of a mafia leader.

Pope Francis begs forgiveness from clergy abuse victims

Jul 7, 2014 - 11:08 am .- Pope Francis, in his first Vatican meeting with sex abuse victims, asked forgiveness for the Church’s sins of omissions in sex abuse scandals and denounced sex abuse by clergy as “execrable acts.”

Maria Goretti's greatest witness is forgiveness, priest observes

Jul 7, 2014 - 06:58 am .- Following St. Maria Goretti’s feast day, the rector of the basilica where her body resides stated that her willingness to forgive is her most prominent testimony, and that her virtue is an example for family life.

Pope: Christ's call, 'come to me', addressed to each person

Jul 6, 2014 - 10:03 am .- At his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Francis noted that Christ's invitation, “come unto me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest,” is given to each and every person, through all time.

Vatican reinforces financial cooperation with US

Jul 5, 2014 - 10:26 am .- The Financial Intelligence Authority, the Vatican’s financial watchdog, has agreed to exchange information with the U.S. government, significantly strengthening international cooperation on financial concerns.

Pope: service to others frees us from 'existential grayness'

Jul 5, 2014 - 07:20 am .- In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that both serves God and lives in the freedom that he gives from oppression.

Pope Francis lauds testimony of working mothers

Jul 5, 2014 - 04:54 am .- During his one-day trip to Molise Pope Francis met with personnel of the region’s university, urging them to find creative solutions to unemployment, and thanked working mothers for their example.

Cardinals' council focused on Pontifical Councils for laity, family

Jul 4, 2014 - 09:46 am .- On Friday, the final day of the meeting of the Council of Cardinals, the group set their sights on the Pontifical Councils for the laity and the family, with a special mention of the potential inclusion of laity in those councils' tasks.

New wave of violence takes on human face, priest in Israel says

Jul 4, 2014 - 08:12 am .- The Latin Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem has decried the new eruption of violence in Israel and Palestine following the murder of 4 teens, stating that it can only be ended by humanizing the other side.

Pope Francis names new bishop to Fall River diocese

Jul 3, 2014 - 07:39 am .- It was announced by the Vatican earlier today that Pope Francis has tapped Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V., auxiliary for Newark, N.J., to lead the diocese of Fall River, Mass.

Catholic aid organizations scramble to meet Iraqi needs

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:56 am .- In a tumultuous Iraq facing an increasingly uncertain future, Catholic charity organizations are rallying to meet the immediate needs of those afflicted by ongoing violence.

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