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Vatican sentences cleric, laywoman in second 'Vatileaks' trial

Jul 7, 2016 - 10:50 am .- After an eight month trial weighing the guilt of five individuals in the leaking and disseminating of confidential financial documents, the Vatican has reached a verdict, sentencing a Vatican official and a laywoman for the crime.

Respect indigenous cultures, traditions, Pope asks in new prayer video

Jul 7, 2016 - 12:08 am .- Pope Francis has dedicated the month of July to praying for the world’s indigenous peoples, asking specifically in his new prayer video that their identity and cultural traditions be respected.  

Pope Francis tells poor they are 'the treasures of the Church'

Jul 6, 2016 - 07:27 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis met with a group of poor and disabled pilgrims, calling them the “treasures of the Church,” and entrusting them with the special task of praying for the proud, greedy, vain and hypocrites.

Saint Maria Goretti calls us to be 'witnesses of forgiveness'

Jul 6, 2016 - 06:01 am .- Pope Francis has marked the feast of the young martyr St. Maria Goretti by calling the faithful to follow her example and be forgiving to those who wrong them.

Pope Francis meets with parents of American student killed in Rome

Jul 6, 2016 - 03:50 am .- After the tragic death of Beau Solomon in Rome late last week, Pope Francis met with the young student’s parents, who traveled to the city once they heard that their son was missing.

Pope to mark Franciscan feast day with pilgrimage to Assisi

Jul 5, 2016 - 06:10 am .- On Monday, it was announced that Pope Francis will make a private pilgrimage to Assisi early next month to celebrate the eighth centenary of the dedication of the Portiuncula chapel, the site where the Franciscan order began.

Pope to world leaders: if you want to help Syrians, stop funding the war

Jul 5, 2016 - 04:34 am .- In his message for a new campaign promoting peace in Syria, Pope Francis called out world leaders who speak of ending the conflict, but at the same time fund the war through the sale of arms.

Pope rejects conflict with 'ultraconservative' Catholics in new interview

Jul 4, 2016 - 10:42 am .- In his most recently-published interview, Pope Francis expressed his dislike of conflict with so-called  “ultra conservative” Catholics, but added that he's not held back by it.

Pope Francis says Mother Angelica was 'a holy woman'

Jul 3, 2016 - 06:01 am .- After speaking to EWTN News about how he recently helped his elderly mother to meet Pope Francis, Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo was able to show the Pope himself a few clips of the interview.

Pope prays for victims of recent attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka

Jul 3, 2016 - 04:38 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis remembered the victims of attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh over the weekend, and prayed for the conversion of persons “blinded by hate” who commit such acts of violence.

His mother rejected an abortion – now, this priest helped her meet the Pope

Jul 2, 2016 - 09:13 am .- It was during the thalidomide sleeping pill craze that Sarah Figueiredo became pregnant with her fourth and last child, Anthony.

Bangladesh attack an offense against God, humanity, Pope Francis says

Jul 2, 2016 - 08:50 am .- Pope Francis has again voiced his sorrow for another “barbarous” terrorist attack, offering his prayers for the families and victims of a July 1 a siege on a restaurant in Bangladesh left 20 people dead.

Benedict XVI talks resignation, Pope Francis in new book-length interview

Jul 1, 2016 - 07:06 am .- Though he has rarely spoken since resigning from the papacy, Benedict XVI granted several lengthy interviews to German journalist Peter Seewald shortly after stepping down - conversations that touched on themes such as the reform of the Curia, his resignation and his thoughts on Pope Francis.

'Forced to endure hell' – A severe new report on human trafficking

Jun 30, 2016 - 05:36 pm .- The U.S. government released its annual human trafficking report Thursday, drawing praise but also some criticism for allegedly giving some offending countries a political pass.

How to understand Pope Francis' 'apology' to the gay community

Jun 30, 2016 - 09:35 am .- As Pope Francis on Sunday backed the idea of apologizing to gay individuals who may feel marginalized by the Church, discussion has once again broken out over how to interpret the pontiff’s words.

Mercy without works is dead, Pope Francis says

Jun 30, 2016 - 05:10 am .- In his Jubilee general audience for the month of June, Pope Francis focused his speech on the works of mercy and how to put them into action. He also gave thanks for his recent visit to Armenia, and spoke of his coming trips to Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Pope Francis mourns victims of 'heinous' attack on Istanbul airport

Jun 29, 2016 - 04:30 am .- During his Wednesday Angelus address Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of Tuesday’s deadly attack on an Istanbul airport, asking that God would convert the hearts of those who choose violence.

Prayer is the 'way out' of a closed heart and mind, Pope Francis says

Jun 29, 2016 - 03:15 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis gave 25 new archbishops the pallium, encouraging them to remain strong in prayer, which he said helps in staying open to God’s surprises, rather than closing in on oneself.

Catholic, Orthodox Churches united by mercy, Pope says

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:46 am .- Catholic and Orthodox Churches find unity in God's mercy and in the responsibility to spread the Gospel, Pope Francis said Tuesday to a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

Benedict XVI to Francis: 'your goodness is a place where I feel protected'

Jun 28, 2016 - 06:22 am .- On Tuesday, Benedict XVI gave his second public speech since his final day as Pope, expressing gratitude for a lengthy priesthood and for Pope Francis' “goodness,” which he said moves him deeply.

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