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French teens aim to learn extreme poverty during Rome trip

Aug 21, 2013 - 04:05 am .- A group of French teenagers arrived in Rome this month without money or possessions in the hopes of learning how to let go of material things and grow closer to God.

Pope spending vacation season visiting, planning

Aug 9, 2013 - 09:00 am .- This summer the Vatican is finding out what it’s like to have a Pope in residence during the hottest weeks of the year, which for Francis seems to include visiting workers and planning for the fall.

Ken Hackett approved as America's next Vatican ambassador

Aug 5, 2013 - 07:54 am .- After a vacancy of nearly one year, the U.S. Senate approved the former head of Catholic Relief Services, Ken Hackett, to serve as the country’s new Ambassador to the Holy See.

Despite reports, Vatican organizer says Rio went as planned

Aug 2, 2013 - 10:35 am .- Although the media focused on some of the moments when the Pope’s security team appeared overwhelmed during the World Youth Day, one of the Vatican press office’s coordinators says just one change was made to the schedule and everything else that happened was foreseen.

Franciscans of the Immaculate decree worries traditionalists

Jul 30, 2013 - 06:20 am .- The Vatican Congregation for Religious, with the approval of Pope Francis, has appointed a commissioner to oversee the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and has restricted their celebration of the traditional Latin Mass, touching off a storm of speculation about the reasons and broader implications.

President Obama chooses CRS president as Vatican ambassador

Jun 15, 2013 - 10:49 am .- President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the former head of Catholic Relief Services, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.

Defending life in politics part of New Evangelization, Cardinal Burke states

Jun 15, 2013 - 09:25 am .- Participating in the political process in favor of human life is a part of the New Evangelization, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said as he kicked-off a pro-life weekend at the Vatican.

Vatican expected SNAP case against Benedict XVI to fail

Jun 14, 2013 - 12:44 pm .- The Vatican is not at all surprised the International Criminal Court rejected a request by an abuse victims’ advocacy group to investigate Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity.

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts roll into Rome

Jun 14, 2013 - 04:30 am .- The low rumbling of hundreds of Harleys is overtaking the buzz of scooters and cars in the streets surrounding the Vatican, and on Sunday it will even be present in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope confident bishops will keep improving dialogue

Jun 13, 2013 - 08:18 am .- Pope Francis said he trusts that bishops will continue to improve their dialogue and collaboration with him and with each other in their next general assembly.

Cardinal Burke backs pro-life legislative efforts

Jun 12, 2013 - 07:41 am .- Just three days before a Vatican pro-life summit, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke urged people to actively resist efforts to pass anti-life legislation, because “many strong forces are at work.”

Rome visit deepens former NFL quarterback's faith

Jun 11, 2013 - 09:35 am .- As he stood next to St. Peter’s Square, former NFL quarterback Rich Gannon reflected on how his family’s first visit to Rome deepened their faith.

Pontifical Academy starts 'Friends for Life'

Jun 10, 2013 - 09:35 am .- The Pontifical Academy for Life has started a group called “Friends for Life” to expand its network around the world.

Expert says Church's abuse prevention should differ for each culture

Jun 6, 2013 - 06:35 am .- An expert on dealing with sexual abuse cases within the Church says prevention guidelines being developed with Vatican oversight should vary from country to country.

Obey God to build peace, Pope tells John XXIII devotees

Jun 4, 2013 - 05:30 am .- Imitate Blessed John XXIII by growing in obedience to God and self-mastery to achieve peace, Pope Francis urged as he observed the 50th anniversary of his predecessor’s death.

Pope made apartment choice to avoid isolation

May 31, 2013 - 12:27 am .- Pope Francis told his friend he lives a normal life as pontiff and that he decided not to move into the Papal Apartments so would not become isolated.

Vatican spokesman denies Pope conducted exorcism

May 21, 2013 - 04:31 am .- Pope Francis did not perform an exorcism when he prayed over a young disabled man in St. Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday, according to the Vatican’s spokesman.

Relations with China affect timing of Matteo Ricci cause

May 16, 2013 - 10:00 am .- Approval for the beatification of the Italian Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, who ministered in China 500 years ago, depends to some degree on the Vatican’s relations with China.

Vatican announces its debut at Venice art festival

May 14, 2013 - 09:33 am .- The Vatican is participating for the first time in a famous international art exposition in Venice under the theme “Creation, Un-Creation and Re-Creation,” with the aim of promoting modern dialogue on faith.

Ohio University band gives Vatican taste of America

May 10, 2013 - 09:01 am .- Priests and Vatican employees opened their office windows this afternoon to find out why they were hearing trumpets and drums, and in the piazza below them they discovered the University of Ohio marching band.

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