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Mar 6, 2019 - 04:01 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Kingdom of God is the greatest force in the world, but it is humble, almost invisible, and slow-growing.
Mar 5, 2019 - 08:26 am .- Pope Francis appointed new bishops Tuesday to lead the dioceses of Memphis and Fresno, also naming a new auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles.
Mar 4, 2019 - 10:56 am .- Pope Francis called Monday for a new approach to politics in Latin America that incorporates the principles of Catholic social teaching.
Mar 4, 2019 - 07:33 am .- Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open its archives on the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. Confidential files of the pope who led the Church during World War II will be made available next year.
Mar 3, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- In a visit to a Roman parish on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to stop gossiping and ruminating on the shortcomings of other people, and to instead focus on repenting of their own sins.
Mar 3, 2019 - 06:37 am .- To be effective teachers of the faith, Catholics must be cognizant of their own sins and shortcomings when giving correction and guide to others, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Mar 1, 2019 - 11:49 pm .- Speaking at a conference on Vatican diplomacy, the Holy See’s Secretary of State stressed that it is now important “to make the China deal for the appointment of bishops work in practice.”
Mar 1, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- The Vatican sex abuse summit promised to give victims, Catholics, and journalists answers to their questions about the crisis of clerical sexual abuse and cover-up in the Church. Instead, during the summit, organizers told them they could not even ask their questions.
Mar 1, 2019 - 08:42 am .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin Thursday called the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in Australia “shocking and painful.”
Feb 27, 2019 - 05:07 pm .- In a video message sent Wednesday to an international anti-death penalty group Pope Francis encouraged them in their work and deliberations.
Feb 27, 2019 - 03:11 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that evil is limited compared to the expanding force of God’s holiness in the world.
Feb 26, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- The National Catholic Bioethics Center issued a commentary this month in response to a December Vatican document on the moral liceity of hysterectomies in certain medical situations.
Feb 26, 2019 - 02:33 pm .- Alessandro Gisotti, interim Holy See press office director, confirmed Tuesday via Twitter that Cardinal George Pell is no longer prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy.
Feb 26, 2019 - 09:58 am .- The redemption of creation takes center stage in Pope Francis’ Lenten message this year, which connects man’s sinfulness to environmental issues.  
Feb 26, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The Vatican press office has issued a statement on the recently announced conviction of Cardinal George Pell on charges of the sexual abuse of minors.
Feb 25, 2019 - 04:31 pm .- An Argentine newspaper has published documents purporting to show that the Vatican knew about allegations of sexual abuse by Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta prior to his Dec. 2017 appointment to a Vatican office, a charge that the Vatican has repeatedly denied.
Feb 25, 2019 - 11:06 am .- The Vatican announced Sunday that Pope Francis will publish in March a post-synodal exhortation on last October’s synod on young people, faith, and vocational discernment.
Feb 25, 2019 - 10:11 am .- On Monday, in the Vatican’s first follow-up to last week’s child abuse summit, officials emphasized “encounter” and the need for concrete responses as called for by Catholics.
Feb 24, 2019 - 01:44 pm .- A Vatican spokesman said Sunday that concrete follow-up to this week’s abuse summit will include a new law on child protection for Vatican City State and a document from Pope Francis.
Feb 24, 2019 - 04:46 am .- Pope Francis Sunday outlined eight points that the Church will focus on in an “all-out battle” against the sexual abuse of minors to, he said, “turn this evil into an opportunity for purification.”