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Reforms aim to show 'true face of the Church,' says Vatican official

Dec 7, 2013 - 04:19 pm .- Pope Francis’ style and ongoing reforms are intended to encourage Catholics to be more missionary, in order to bring the Gospel to all people, said Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

Vatican launches new commission for the protection of minors

Dec 5, 2013 - 07:34 am .- Earlier today, Pope Francis accepted the proposal for a new commission which will advise him on the protection of children from abuse, as well as how to offer help to those who are already victims.

Decision to move US embassy to Vatican sparks controversy

Nov 27, 2013 - 04:56 pm .- The relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has come under fire from past U.S. ambassadors who say the move will diminish its influence, though State Department officials defend the decision as good for security.

Rome sabbatical aims to renew priests through prayer, formation

Nov 11, 2013 - 06:04 am .- A special sabbatical program invites priests to come to the Eternal City to rest and receive classes on topics relevant in the Church today in order to give new ardor to their pastoral ministry.

Former Yahoo executive thrilled to join 'brotherhood' of Church

Oct 31, 2013 - 06:28 am .- The previous head of one of the internet’s leading online search engines travelled to Rome in order to be received into the universal Church, expressing his joy at joining the family of faith.

US ambassador to Vatican united with Pope in care for poor

Oct 25, 2013 - 11:59 am .- The new United States ambassador to the Holy See revealed his shared concern with Pope Francis for those who are subject to poverty, as well as his optimism on U.S. relations with the Vatican.

Catholic sports group immerses athletes in richness of faith

Oct 25, 2013 - 06:03 am .- In light of recent events at the Vatican honoring the bond of sports and faith, one catholic organization revealed their goal to both evangelize through sports, as well as form athletes on an integral level.

Sinners are closest to the heart of God, Pope reflects

Oct 22, 2013 - 09:34 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis stressed that Jesus came to save sinners, emphasizing also the importance of knowing God on more than an intellectual level.

Vatican event brings sports 'into the heart' of the Church

Oct 22, 2013 - 07:08 am .- The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture held a conference on “believers in the world of sports” this week to discuss the role of the Church in the realm of athletics.

Vatican event lauds 'tenacious' women in modern society

Oct 22, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Just down the road from St. Peter's Basilica, a crowd of almost 200 packed into an audience hall to hear a panel discussion on the witness of modern women in the Church.

New US ambassador to Vatican takes the helm in Rome

Oct 21, 2013 - 10:39 am .- The recently appointed American ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to Pope Francis in a meeting earlier this morning, officially marking the beginning of his duties.

After 30 years of growth, Vatican's CTV looks to the future

Oct 18, 2013 - 10:23 am .- During the anniversary celebrations of the Vatican's CTV network, leaders within the organization expressed great hopes for the future, and shared their vision of what it might hold.

Vatican's CTV marks 30 years of service to the Church

Oct 18, 2013 - 05:23 am .- The Vatican's leading television network commemorated the 30th anniversary of their foundation by hosting a symposium in Rome in which many experts in television broadcasting were present.

Franciscan reform seen in Papal Charities office appointment

Oct 16, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- Pope Francis' Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out the bureau which delivers charity to the poor in the name of the Roman Pontiff.

Gossip helps devil undermine Church, Pope says

Sep 28, 2013 - 10:48 am .- Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Vatican police force today, exhorting them to fight in the war against evil by rejecting the temptation to gossip.

Rediscover beauty in communication, Pope tells experts

Sep 21, 2013 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis spoke to Church officials and social communications experts from around the world, encouraging them to focus on leading others to Christ through personal witness of the beauty of faith.

American among wave of papal appointments, confirmations

Sep 21, 2013 - 11:53 am .- Pope Francis made several key decisions in establishing his Curia today, appointing new officials and confirming others in their positions in the Vatican.

Pope Francis names Italian archbishop to top Vatican post

Aug 31, 2013 - 09:36 am .- Pope Francis made a key appointment at the Vatican today, naming 58-year-old Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin as his new Secretary of State.

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.

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