Vatican News

Pope changes government at Roman Basilica, boosts dialogue with other Christians

May 30, 2005

Earlier today, the Vatican made public new norms, written by Pope Benedict on the Feast of the Visitation of Mary,... Read more

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Pope says young people ‘must feel loved by the Church’

May 30, 2005

As he prepares to join young people in Cologne for World Youth Day this summer, Pope Benedict XVI told Italian... Read more

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Benedict XVI to Spanish Bishops: Marriage and family are irreplaceable

May 30, 2005

In a letter sent to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the irreplaceable... Read more

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Pope Benedict says Christians need Eucharist, Sundays to cope with daily challenges

May 29, 2005

On his first official apostolic trip outside of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI traveled to Bari yesterday for the closing of... Read more

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Promote peace, reconciliation and deeper faith, Pope tells Burundi Bishops

May 29, 2005

On Saturday, Pope Benedict told members of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi, in Rome for their "ad limina"... Read more

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Ecuadorian episcopate expresses support for Archbishop in conflict with “activist” priests

May 29, 2005

The Bishops Conference of Ecuador has released a statement expressing full support for Archbishop Raul Vela of Quito, who is... Read more

Pope supports efforts by Italian bishops to defend life and the family

May 29, 2005

Receiving a group of bishops from the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Pope Benedict XVI voiced his energetic support for the efforts... Read more

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Pope Benedict committed to health care for all, especially the poorest, says Cardinal

May 26, 2005

On May 18th, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry told 192 members of... Read more

Christ wishes to come to all mankind, Pope says

May 25, 2005

During the celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, which took place in the square facing the Basilica of St.... Read more

Pope’s Wednesday message of hope: God frees us from terror of death

May 24, 2005

This morning, Pope Benedict XVI, continuing his series of Wednesday catechesis on the Psalms, offered the 27,000 gathered pilgrims a... Read more

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Globalization and Christian morality: Vatican to hold summit

May 23, 2005

The Vatican announced today that it will hold an international summit aimed at understanding moral factors in globalization from May... Read more

Jesus, Mary and Joseph—a model for all families, Pope tells Spanish Bishops

May 22, 2005

Today the Vatican publicized a letter from Pope Benedict written to the Spanish bishops during their pilgrimage to the shrine... Read more

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Sts. Cyril and Methodius inspired spread of Gospel in Europe, says Pope

May 22, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI today welcomed Prime Minister Vlado Buchkovski of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Vatican as... Read more

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Pope thanks Austria for honoring brother, praises beauty of its sacred music

May 22, 2005

On May 19th, during a ceremony honoring his brother, Msgr.Georg Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI expressed delight at the 30 years... Read more

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Pope exhorts Rwandans to remain strong despite past violence

May 22, 2005

On Saturday, Pope Benedict recieved eight bishops from Rwanda, who are concluding their "ad limina" visits, and told them to... Read more

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‘We work so that the paths of the world may be open to Christ’, Pope tells Vatican officials

May 22, 2005

On Saturday, Pope Benedict held a meeting with a group of the most prominent prelates in the Vatican, saying that,... Read more

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Humans are called to communion, says Pope

May 22, 2005

In his Sunday audience for the weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Benedict told more than 20,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's... Read more

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Pope urges faithful to gather around Christ present in the Eucharist

May 22, 2005

Speaking yesterday on the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the Holy Father greeted over 20,000 pilgrims gathered in St.... Read more

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Pope thanks Bulgarian president, people for recent closeness to Holy See

May 22, 2005

Earlier today, Pope Benedict welcomed Georgi Parvanov, president of the Republic of Bulgaria, to the Vatican, thanking Divine Providence for ... Read more

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Israel honors John Paul II with stamp, park

May 22, 2005

Israel is honoring Pope John Paul II with a commemorative stamp and a park in the Galilee, Israel’s embassy to... Read more