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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.

Saint Teresa of Avila, according to Benedict XVI


“Our catechesis today deals with Saint Teresa of Avila,the great sixteenth-century Carmelite reformer proclaimed a Doctor ofthe Church by Pope Paul VI. Teresa entered the Carmel in Avila at theage of twenty. Maturing in the spiritual life, she embraced the idealof a renewal of her Order and with the support of Saint John of theCross she founded a chain of reformed Carmels throughout Spain. Herhighly influential writings, which include the Autobiography, The Wayof Perfection and The Interior Castle, reveal her profoundchristocentric spirituality and her breadth of human experience.Teresa considered the evangelical and human virtues the basis of anauthentic Christian life. She identified deeply with Christ in hishumanity and stressed the importance of contemplation of his Passionand of his real presence in the Eucharist. Shepresents prayer as an intimate friendship with Christ leading to anever greater union of love with the Blessed Trinity. In her life andin her death Teresa embodied an unconditional love for the Church.May the example and prayers of Saint Teresa of Avila inspire us togreater fidelity to prayer and, through prayer, to greater love forthe Lord and his Church, and more perfect charity towards ourbrothers and sisters."