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Kenneth F. Hackett, United States Ambassador to the Holy See

New US ambassador to Vatican takes the helm in Rome

Oct 21, 2013

By Elise Harris

The recently appointed American ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to Pope Francis in a meeting earlier this... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Do not reduce the faith to 'moralistic' ideology, Pope warns

Oct 17, 2013

By Elise Harris

During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of following one's own personal, “moralistic” ideology, stressing the... Read more

Bishop Jan Vokal of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic is ripe for new evangelization, bishop reflects

Oct 16, 2013

By Elise Harris

In the aftermath following decades of communism, a Czech bishop reveals that although the number of those who practice their... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013

Pope cautions against idolatry which punctures, 'stifles' the faith

Oct 15, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis warned of the presence of idolatry in our lives, urging each person present... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013

Pope Francis: Christians must guard against slyness of the devil

Oct 11, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his Oct. 11 daily Mass homily, the Holy Father warned of the discreet presence of the devil, exhorting those... Read more

Blessed John Paul II

John Paul II, John XXIII to be canonized Divine Mercy Sunday

Sep 30, 2013

By Elise Harris

The Vatican has announced that former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are slated to be canonized this coming... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

'Know Jesus,' Pope urges during daily homily

Sep 26, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis stressed the importance of having a personal encounter with Jesus, and said that there... Read more