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Nicolás Maduro meets with the pope in surprise visit to Rome

October 24, 2016. Pope Francis met with Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro. The private visit took place in the midst of the "worrysome political, social, and economic situation the country is going through, which is having serious repercussins in the daily life of the people,” according to a statement from the Vatican.

Holy See and Vietnam begin their 6th bilateral meeting today

October 24, 2016. The sixth meeting between the Holy See and a delegation of Vietnam begins today to improve relations between the two states. The Vatican delegation is headed by Antoine Camilleri, while the head of the Vietnamese delegation is Bui Thanh Son, with Foreign Affairs. The last meeting between the two state delegations was in September 2014.
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Pope to award 2016 Ratzinger Prize to Inos Biffi and Ioannis Kourempeles

October 20, 2016. The winners of this year's Ratzinger Prize will be Inos Biffi and Ioannis Kourempeles. The former, an Italian priest, is an expert in Systematic Theology and History of Medieval Theology. The latter is Greek and an Orthodox. He is an expert in History of Dogmas and Dogmatic Theology. He will be the first Orthodox to be awarded the prize given by the Joseph Ratzinger Foundation, considered by many the Nobel Prize of Theology.
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Pope Francis sends his condolences to Thais after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 14, 2016. Pope Francis has sent a message to the Prime Minister of Thailand to express his condolences for the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He was 88 years old, and his reign spanned seven decades. Pope Francis said he is "deeply saddened” and he expresses his closeness to the members of the royal family and the Thai people.
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Pope sends 100,000 dollars for Hurricane Matthew victims

October 14, 2016. Through the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", Pope Francis will send $100,000 to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The money will fund relief efforts in the first stages of recovery after the devastating effects of the hurricane. With this gesture, the pope wants to express his "closeness of spirit and fatherly support” to everyone in the affected area.
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Pope authorizes new decrees of heroic virtues for four potential saints

October 11, 2016. Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree of heroic virtues to four people, who are being investigated by the Church for possible sainthood. The decrees were given to the following "Servants of God:”
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Pope Francis rejects death penalty on Twitter: #NoDeathPenalty

October 10, 2016. The Pope has has given his support via Twitter to the World Day Against the Death Penalty. The following message can be read in each of his nine accounts, in their respective languages: "Punishment should necessarily include hope! #NoDeathPenalty.”
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Pope Francis announces Synod about youth and vocation

October 6, 2016. It will be held in 2018 under the name "Youth, faith, and vocational discernment.” Preparations for the second Synod of bishops convened by Pope Francis are well underway.

Theme chosen for 2017 World Communications Day

September 29, 2016. The theme for the 2017 World Communications Day has officially been announced. Coming from the book of Isiah, the theme is: "Fear not, for I am with you: communicating hope and trust in our time.”
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Pope will not be able to travel to Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016. Despite the rumors that Pope Francis will travel to Israel to attend Shimon Peres funeral, the Vatican has issued a statement officially announcing a confirmation for the pope's scheduled visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan will remain as planned on Friday. The pope spoke warmly about the former leader and sent out a telegram of condolences:
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Pope's schedule during his trip to Sweden

September 27, 2016. Pope Francis will travel to Sweden next October 31 and November 1, for the occasion of the Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation.This will be the 17th trip of his pontificate.

Vatican honors Our Lady of Guadalupe with congress on the future of the Church in the Americas


Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus
"For more than a century the Knights of Columbus have been active in the United States, in Canada, in Mexico, Cuba and in Central America. So the question of Ecclessia in America, looking at the Western Hemisphere is one Christian Hemisphere that has been part of the work of the Knights of Columbus for many many years, so when we received the invitation from the commission of Latin America to participate in this we were very pleased to do so.”

Among the hundreds of representatives, there will be five cardinals and 40 bishops from the Americas, but this year will have an interesting twist.

Secretary, Pontifical Commission for Latin America

"Many North American bishops will be attending. This is very interesting because they are American bishops with Hispanic roots. So they will be special witnesses of this communion we want to create among churches.”

One of key speeches will be given by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. He directly understands that Catholics in the Americas, make up 50 percent of Catholics worldwide.

President, Pontifical Commission for Latin America

"Hispanics who migrate to the U.S take a spiritual patrimony with them. They have strong traditions and a faith that's much stronger than in the countries they migrate to. Those countries need this influx of culture to revive their religious values and Christian roots. That's why immigrants are a key part of the New Evangelization.”

In addition to discussion forums, this congress will also include gatherings with the Pope. The first one will be a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on December 9th, to officially mark the start of the congress. During the Mass saint Juan Diego will be honored. Benedict XVI will not lead the Mass, but he will briefly attend. The second Mass will be held on December 12th, to celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

If the weather is nice and there's no rain, those attending the Congress will welcomed into the Vatican to pray the rosary before the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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