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May 15, 2019 - 05:01 am .- Pope Francis greeted an international group dedicated to Jewish-Catholic dialogue Wednesday, calling it “the way better to understand one another.”
May 15, 2019 - 04:08 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Jesus gave humanity a precious gift on the cross -- liberation from evil.
May 15, 2019 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Bishop Peter Baldacchino to head the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico – making him the first diocesan bishop associated with the Neocatechumenal Way to serve in a mainland U.S. diocese.
May 14, 2019 - 06:53 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday gave his approval for eight sainthood causes to proceed, including that of Bl. Dulce Lopes Pontes, a 20th-century religious sister who served Brazil’s poor.
May 13, 2019 - 02:44 pm .- Pope Francis’ recently promulgated policy on sexual abuse allegations made against bishops, Vos estis lux mundi, offers a new and much expanded interpretation of what constitutes a canonical sexual crime by a cleric. That interpretation has raised real questions about how the law is to be applied, at the Vatican and in diocesan chanceries.
May 13, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin welcomed the opportunity for China and the Holy See to work together to “build a more secure and prosperous world.”
May 13, 2019 - 07:37 am .- Pope Francis is praying for the victims of the recent attack on a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, the interim head of the Holy See press office said Monday.
May 12, 2019 - 07:05 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis advised listening to and speaking with Christ the Good Shepherd in prayer, so that one can be guided on the right paths of life.
May 11, 2019 - 11:04 am .- Pope Francis has personally invited young economists and entrepreneurs to join him in Assisi, Italy, in 2020, to discuss how to bring the culture of life and care for the common good to the global economy.
May 10, 2019 - 10:54 am .- Though dramatic representations of demonic possessions, as seen in Hollywood, can make them appear to be the primary method of the devil, one Dominican priest and exorcist has warned that the greater and more common threat to a person’s salvation is the temptation to sin.
May 9, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The love of neighbor is a common commitment among Christians and Jews, Pope Francis said Tuesday, to teachers and students at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute.
May 9, 2019 - 11:04 am .- Pope Francis, the “pope of surprises,” lived up to his nickname this morning, by releasing a comprehensive canonical plan to address the investigation of bishops accused of sexual abuse or coercion, or of interfering in investigation of such conduct.
May 9, 2019 - 10:57 am .- According to a Dominican scholar, the crisis of priestly fidelity is connected to a new cultural conception of human freedom – and the solution will require re-embracing the Church’s view of freedom as something which points to God.
May 9, 2019 - 04:01 am .- New Vatican norms for the Church’s handling of sex abuse, issued Thursday, place seminarians and religious coerced into sexual activity through the misuse of authority in the same criminal category as abuse of minors and vulnerable adults.
May 8, 2019 - 05:35 pm .- In the coming months, Pope Francis is expected to approve a final draft of a new governing constitution for the Roman Curia. Evangelium praedicate, as it is expected to be called, will mark the culmination of six years of reforming efforts led by the pope’s Council of Cardinals.
May 8, 2019 - 03:56 am .- Like Saints Cyril and Methodius shared the Gospel with the Slavic people in the 9th century, today the world is still in need of Christian evangelization, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
May 7, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's May 7 in-flight press conference from Skopje, North Macedonia to Rome:
May 7, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Vatican commission exploring the possibility of female deacons continues its study, but does not have any consensus that would lead soon to a plan of action.
May 7, 2019 - 11:31 am .- Pope Francis encouraged youth in North Macedonia Tuesday to follow Mother Teresa’s example and make something beautiful out of their lives.
May 7, 2019 - 10:59 am .- In the first-ever papal visit to North Macedonia Tuesday, Pope Francis lauded the lasting legacy of Mother Teresa, a saint unafraid to offer her life for love.