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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.

What is the role of the Catholic Church in a secularized age?


The West is becoming more and more secularized. Church attendance in the U.S and Europe is in decline, which begs the question, what is the role of the Catholic Church in a secularized age? 

A Secular Age, Author 
"You can’t behave in the 21st century present day world, as you did say in the 15th century, in Europe.”

Canadian Professor Charles Taylor is author of the book 'A Secular Age.' He is one of many speakers who will take part in a two day conference in Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University, starting on Wednesday March 4th. The goal is to look at how the Church can renew itself and get its message across, amid a secularized world. 

Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (USA) 
"All of these things are not dictated mathematically. They are unique. It’s reaching out to others, it’s helping, it’s doing.” 

The cultural shift isn't unprecedented. It was also seen back in the 60's during the cultural revolution. Most recently, there's also been a social change. Now, technology and social media is also part of the mix. 

Experts say, that while young people tend to say they're spiritual and not necessarily religious, they have an underlying theme in common with the Church. 

Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (USA)
"There is a search for being able to do something good, something creative, to make my life worthwhile. I’ve done something, I’ve contributed something.”

The two day conference, which is part of the Vatican's Court of the Gentiles initiative, will bring together experts from Canada, the U.S the Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain and of course, from the Vatican. 

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