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Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
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Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

600 years since the birth of St. Joan of Arc

2012-01-06

When she was only 17 years old, she led the French army as it fought for independence from England.
She was eventually captured by the enemy and burned alive for heresy at the age of 19.

Years later, pope Callistus III reviewed the conviction an in 1456 recognized her innocence. She was declared a saint and patroness of France in 1920.

On several occasions, Benedict XVI has talked about Joan of Arc, highlighting her true commitment to liberate her people.


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