LIVE: Vatican holds press conference on the Synod

October 13, 2015. The press briefing begins at 1:00pm. Rome time.

Bishops at the Synod raise the issue of single mothers

October 13, 2015. They are also concerned about the staggering number of abandoned...

Synod: Preparing couples before and also after the wedding

October 12, 2015. Its one of the proposals that has broad support among Synod part...

Cardinal Maradiaga: The media is drumming up controversy where there is none

October 12, 2015. He said helping the family is not just a responsibility of those...

Vatican opens homeless shelter near St. Peter's Square

October 12, 2015. Its one of many charity works to help the homeless population in...

Pope's Angelus: Faith and obsession with wealth, don't go hand in hand

October 12, 2015. The Pope prayed for victims who lost their lives over the weeken...

LIVE: Vatican holds press conference on Synod of the Family

October 12, 2015. The press conference begins at 1:00 p.m Rome time.

Second Week of the Synod: Key Points

October 12, 2015. Developing new catechesis for couples in crisis, is being consid...

A new building: the Quirinal Palace, home to Popes and kings

October 11, 2015. Four papal conclaves were held in one of its rooms.

Knights of Saint Mulumba travel to Rome from Nigeria to meet with Pope Francis

October 11, 2015. They received a blessing from the Pope and invited him to Nigeria.

LIVE: Pope Francis prays the Angelus overlooking St. Peter's Square

October 11, 2015. Theprayer begins at noon, Rome time.

Ethiopian Archbishop delves into some of the pressure the Church feels from outside groups

October 11, 2015. Some organizations call for the Church in Africa to redefine mar...

The foundation that keeps the work of Cardinal Bergoglio going in Argentina

October 10, 2015. They help people of all ages who are at risk of social exclusion...

LIVE: Vatican holds press conference on Synod of the Family

October 10, 2015. The press conference begins at 1:00 p.m Rome time.

Meet the three month old baby who has turned into the 'Synod's Mascot'

October 10, 2015. Family from the Neocatecumenal Way share their testinomy on fami...

A website to 'adopt' a Bishop in the Synod

October 10, 2015. Its a way to pray for all the Bishops involved in the Synod on t...

Synod Groups hold discussions on how the Church can improve its outreach

October 9, 2015. The small group discussions are held behind closed doors.

Pope's Mass in Santa Marta: Don't let your conscience go numb

October 9, 2015. Members of the Vaticans Commission for the Protection of Minors a...

Pope makes appeal for peace, after three Christians were killed by ISIS

October 9, 2015. He made the call during the Synod of Bishops.

British band launches song about Don Bosco, enter into top 10 on Amazon UK music charts

October 9, 2015. The Boscos, a band formed by British students, create catchy and ...

Card. Blázquez: The Church has not prepared couples enough for modern challenges

Its one of the proposals Spanish Cardinal, Ricardo Blázquez is promoting.
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Vatican releases statement on revelations by gay prelate

October 3, 2015. With regard to the declarations and interview given by Msgr. Krzystof Charamsa it should be observed that, notwithstanding the respect due to the events and personal situations, and reflections on the issue, the decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the Synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the Synod assembly to undue media pressure. Msgr. Charamsa will certainly be unable to continue to carry out his previous work in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical universities, while the other aspects of his situation shall remain the competence of his diocesan Ordinary.
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Vatican releases statement on Popes meeting with Kim Davis

October 2, 2015. The Vatican’s press office has released a statement regarding the Pope’s greeting of Kim Davis, the County Clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue a marriage license to same sex couples. The Vatican confirms the greeting took place in the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington D.C. The statement adds: ‘The only real audience granted by the Pope at the Nunciature was with one of his former students and his family. The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.’

Pope Francis recognizes five Spanish martyrs and opens the way for seven to be beatified

Pope Francis has signed eight decrees for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. There are five new martyrs from Spain, who were killed because of hatred against the faith, and seven decrees recognizing heroic virtues. By recognizing heroic virtues, the Pope declares that the candidate for beatification has lived the Christian virtues in an exemplary manner. It is the pre-beatification step. The decrees refer to:

Chinese foreign ministry responds to Pope Francis

September 30, 2015. A spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry said, "China is sincere about improving relations with the Vatican and has made consistent efforts.” It was a response to the Popes recent remark that he would like to visit Chinese and he hopes "the possibility to have good relations exists.”
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Pope Francis met with victims of sexual abuse in Philadelphia

September 27, 2015. Pope Francis met with five people who were sexually abused as children by priests, family and teachers (three women and two men). He listened to their stories and spoke with them for about 30 minutes. According to a Vatican spokesman, he "prayed with them and expressed his solidarity in sharing their suffering, as well as his own pain and shame in especially in the case of injury caused them by clergy or church workers.”
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September 15, 2015. Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. James Vann Johnston, as the new Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Up until know, Bishop Johnston he had served in Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
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