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Jan 18, 2021 - 10:20 am .- Pope Francis said on Monday that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream “of harmony and equality for all people” is still relevant today.
Jan 15, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican court is due to hold a sentence hearing next week in a criminal trial against the former president of the Institute for Religious Works.
Jan 14, 2021 - 10:00 am .- Vatican Museums are expected to reopen in February if coronavirus restrictions permit it, according to the museums’ director.
Jan 14, 2021 - 04:50 am .- Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.
Jan 13, 2021 - 09:35 am .- Vatican City State began administering the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday.
Jan 13, 2021 - 06:30 am .- Australia’s financial crime watchdog has said that it vastly overestimated Vatican transfers, local media reported on Wednesday.
Jan 13, 2021 - 04:02 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics on Wednesday to praise God not only in happy times, “but above all in difficult moments.”
Jan 12, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- A Rome court has ruled that the search and seizure of money and other valuables from the home of a suspended Vatican official in November last year was “illegitimate” for not following proper legal channels, and ordered the cash be restored, according to Italian media reports.
Jan 12, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican gave guidance Tuesday about how priests can distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jan 12, 2021 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis said on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic had “exposed inefficiencies in the care of the sick.”
Jan 12, 2021 - 03:30 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will receive the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available, his personal secretary said Tuesday.
Jan 11, 2021 - 11:45 am .- On Jan. 11, Pope Francis published an apostolic letter issued motu proprio (which means “on his own impulse” in Latin), modifying canon law regarding women’s access to the ministries of lector and acolyte. He also released a letter to Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Luis Ladaria explaining his reasoning for the decision.
Jan 11, 2021 - 07:30 am .- On Sunday, Jan. 10, the internet was abuzz with false reports of an overnight blackout at the Vatican, accompanied by a series of claims concerning Pope Francis, the Italian police, and the FBI. 
Jan 11, 2021 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Monday that changes canon law to allow women to serve as lectors and acolytes.
Jan 8, 2021 - 05:20 am .- Pope Francis appointed on Friday the first lay head of the Roman Curia’s disciplinary commission.
Jan 7, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Australia’s financial crime watchdog said Thursday that it is conducting a “detailed review” of Vatican-linked transfers worth $1.8 billion.
Jan 6, 2021 - 06:35 am .- Pope Francis called Wednesday for peace in the Central African Republic following a disputed election.
Jan 6, 2021 - 04:45 am .- As he celebrated Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Wednesday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to devote more time to worshiping God.
Jan 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Australia’s Catholic bishops are considering raising questions with the country’s financial watchdog authority about whether any Catholic organizations were among the recipients of billions of Australian dollars in transfers reputedly from the Vatican.
Dec 30, 2020 - 03:25 am .- Catholics can change the world by being “bearers of gratitude,” Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

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