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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.

Pope calls for peace, dialogue and reconciliation in Egypt

2013-08-16

During the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Francis expressed his concern for the situation in Egypt, where protests and clashes with the army have led to massive bloodshed, withover 600 deaths so far. 

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"Unfortunately, painful news has come from Egypt. I wish to ensure my prayers for all the victims and their families, the injured and all those who are suffering. Let us pray together for peace, dialogue and reconciliation in that dear nation and throughout the world. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Let's all say it, Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us.”

He issued his remarks before thousands of people who had gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Liberty Square in Castel Gandolfo. The Pope also said that it has now been 25 years since John Paul II issued the Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem, about the dignity and vocation of women. He urged the faithful to analyze the role of women in the Church.

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"This document is rich in ideas that deserve to be renewed and developed; and at the foundation of it all is the figure of the Virgin Mary.”

The Pope also said that each affirmative answer to God, as with the example of Our Lady, is one step closer to Heaven.


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