Vatican News

Pope Benedict to create 15 new Cardinals Friday

Mar 20, 2006

On Friday, the Church’s College of Cardinals will grow to 193 members. Among them, a 15 men will travel from... Read more

Church’s new doctrinal watchdog says Catholic politicians need to take Church teachings seriously

Mar 20, 2006

On Friday, Archbishop William Joseph Levada will be the first of 15 men from around the globe to be made... Read more

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No true justice without respect of the truth, Pope tells Vatican’s international representatives

Mar 19, 2006

Over the weekend, Pope Benedict XVI met with Vatican Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, as well as a number of... Read more

Pope calls for spirituality of work that sanctifies but warns: mankind must not be enslaved by it

Mar 19, 2006

In honor of St. Joseph, patron saint of workers, Pope Benedict XVI yesterday praised the holiness of work, recalling its... Read more

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Pope Benedict: Saint Joseph’s humility, simplicity helps show the way of Christ

Mar 19, 2006

Today, faithful around the world honor St. Joseph, the humble foster father of Jesus who is patron saint to workers... Read more

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Pope Benedict calls Armenian Christians to greater unity; internally and with Rome

Mar 19, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI called today for greater unity--both internally, and with the See of Rome--for the Armenian people as he... Read more

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Pope’s upcoming Apostolic Exhortation likely to call for increased liturgical solemnity, reintegration of Latin

Mar 19, 2006

In June Pope Benedict XVI will receive the final proposal from the recent Synod of Bishops for the drafting of... Read more

Power of media must be harnessed for good of humanity, says Pope, not self-serving profit

Mar 16, 2006

In an address to Catholic thinkers entrenched in the world of social communications, Pope Benedict XVI stressed the need to... Read more

Mutual messages between Pope and Russian Patriarch stress reconciliation, becoming signs of peace, respect to the world

Mar 16, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has told His Holiness Alexis II, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, that the world today needs... Read more

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Pope to hold meeting with Roman Curia to discuss reforms and SSPX schism

Mar 16, 2006

According to Vatican sources, Pope Benedict XVI has scheduled an unplanned meeting with the presidents of the different Vatican dicasteries,... Read more

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Pope praises Ukrainian-Catholic Church for upholding Sacred Tradition, communion with Seat of Peter

Mar 15, 2006

Today, the Vatican released a letter sent by Pope Benedict XVI to Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, major Archbishop of Lviv of... Read more

Christian, Jew and Muslim, all believers in one God, must cooperate for good of humanity, says Pope

Mar 15, 2006

Earlier today at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI issued a powerful call for the world’s monotheistic religions to work together--through... Read more

Pope Benedict begins his first teaching series: no contrast between Christ and His Church

Mar 14, 2006

Exactly one month after completing a catechetical cycle begun years ago by his predecessor John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

Pope Benedict could be preparing his first social encyclical

Mar 14, 2006

Sources close the Holy See have indicated that Pope Benedict XVI is preparing his first social encyclical, which may be... Read more

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Pope and President Mubarak meet to discuss prospects for peace in Iraq, Iran

Mar 13, 2006

On Monday evening, Pope Benedict XVI met with Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, president of the Arab Republic of Egypt, with whom... Read more

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Vatican Social Communications assembly to address state of Catholic media worldwide

Mar 13, 2006

Earlier today, Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications opened his council’s plenary assembly, which... Read more

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Cardinal Daoud: Faithful must accompany suffering Holy Land Christians with prayer, solidarity

Mar 13, 2006

Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, the Vatican’s prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches has sent a letter to... Read more

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Pope Benedict: Christians cannot bring world the joy of Christ if we are not profoundly united with Him

Mar 12, 2006

On Saturday, just after Pope Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia had completed their annual Lenten spiritual exercises, the Holy... Read more

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Not just distant lands, but hearts are main beneficiaries of Church’s missionary activity, says Pope

Mar 12, 2006

On Saturday morning, Pope Benedict XVI met with delegates taking part in an international congress marking the 40th anniversary of... Read more

In poignant meeting with university students, Pope encourages greater fraternity between Europe and Africa

Mar 12, 2006

On Saturday evening, Pope Benedict XVI met with some 7,000 European and African University students, whom he urged toward greater... Read more