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Sep 19, 2020 - 05:59 am .- The blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius liquified in Naples Saturday, repeating a miracle dating at least to the 14th century.
Sep 18, 2020 - 08:45 am .- The Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and the auditor general signed a memorandum of understanding Friday on the fight against corruption.
Sep 18, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Bishop Herbert Bevard of the U.S. Virgin Islands after he was hospitalized and airlifted to the U.S. mainland for medical treatment.
Sep 17, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- L'Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, reported yesterday that Pope Francis "at the end of an audience" greeted a group of some 40 people, some of whom identify as LGBT, along with their parents.
Sep 17, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- A dramatic diplomatic maneuver from the Trump administration could strengthen Rome’s hand with China, and rebalance the relationship between all three powers. The pivot point is Taiwan.
Sep 17, 2020 - 09:32 am .- Pope Francis’ newest prayer card, which he hands out to the people he meets, features a grandmother and grandchild from his trip to Romania in early summer 2019.
Sep 17, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis thanked sick and elderly priests for their quiet witness to the Gospel Thursday in a message that conveyed the sanctifying value of frailty and suffering. 
Sep 17, 2020 - 06:10 am .- State-sponsored hackers targeted Vatican computer networks just weeks before the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See is due to be renewed, according to a report released Tuesday.
Sep 16, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Italian businessman at the center of the Vatican’s London property scandal is asking a British court to rule that he acted in good faith. Lawyers for Raffaele Mincione are arguing that the Holy See is trying to nullify the deal, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to new reports.
Sep 16, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis will release his new encyclical Oct. 4, the Vatican announced Wednesday. 
Sep 16, 2020 - 06:10 am .- Pope Francis appointed a new secretary general of the Synod of Bishops Wednesday.
Sep 16, 2020 - 05:15 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday led a moment of silent prayer for Fr. Roberto Malgesini, a 51-year-old priest who was stabbed to death in Como, Italy, Sept. 15.
Sep 14, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments, sent a letter to bishops around the world, urging a return to Mass, with proper safety protocols observed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sep 14, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican expects to renew its interim deal with China on the appointment of bishops, as part of efforts to “normalize” the life of the Catholic Church in China, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Monday.
Sep 13, 2020 - 05:45 am .- We cannot demand God’s forgiveness for ourselves unless we are prepared to forgive our neighbors, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.
Sep 12, 2020 - 11:35 am .- In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church.
Sep 12, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis comforted relatives of loved ones killed in a nightclub stampede in 2018 during an audience at the Vatican Saturday.
Sep 11, 2020 - 12:19 pm .- A senior Vatican official arrived in Belarus for talks Friday after the leader of the country’s Catholic Church was barred from returning to his homeland.
Sep 11, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the head of the Vatican’s evangelization congregation, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, but is asymptomatic.
Sep 11, 2020 - 08:45 am .- Economic considerations must not be allowed to encroach on the relationship between medical staff and patients, Pope Francis said Friday.

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