LIVE: Briefing to introduce the “People and Planet First” conference

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Pope Francis: All Christians have Jewish roots

June 30, 2015. He held a meeting with the International Council of Christians and...

Complete agenda of Pope's trip to Cuba and the United States

June 30, 2015. Pope Francis will travel in the U.S. and Cuba from S...

Pope Francis wishes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI farewell before his vacation

June 30, 2015. The Pope Emeritus will spend two week...

Pope Francis announces canonization date for Thérèse of Lisieux's parents

June 30, 2015. It will take place on October 18th, dur...

Pope Francis to new archbishops: God wants you to be men of prayer, faith, and witness

June 30, 2015. They came from throughout ...

LIVE: Presentation about the Pope's trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay

June 30, 2015. At 11:30 a.m., a Vatican spokesman will...

Franciscan superior: With “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis asks us to take a step forward and act

June 29, 2015. Father Michael Perry ...

The Pope paid for our trip to see the Holy Shroud. We feel loved.

June 29, 2015. A couple in their 80s left Rome for the first t...

LIVE: Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer

June 29, 2015. Pope Francis prays the Angelus at noon, Rome time.

LIVE: Pope Francis blesses the palliums of new metropolitan archbishops

June 29, 2015. The ceremony begins at 9.30 am in St. Pet...

Check out what Pope Francis is doing this week!

June 29, 2015. On Sunday, he departs for a three country tour in Latin America.

Meet the Catholic woman who became the first armless person to fly a plane

June 28, 2015. A film about her won the "Best Documen...

Marking fifty years of marriage at the general audience with Pope Francis

June 28, 2015. After losing two children, this couple ...

LIVE: Pope Francis prays the Angelus

June 28, 2015. The Pope leads the Sunday Angelus prayer at noon, Rome time.

Meet the Argentine nun who is taking on organized crime

June 28, 2015. Martha Pelloni said she hopes one day institutional corr...

A look inside the Vatican's Diplomatic Power

June 27, 2015. British Ambassador Nigel Baker gives some insight into the internat...

How to follow the next papal trip in Latin America

June 27, 2015. Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay have all launched different too...

Yemen: A country trying to survive amid war

June 27, 2015. One of the effects of the countrys war is a lack of medical attention.

When will the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux be canonized?

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Holy See signs historic accord, recognizing Palestine as a State

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Pope weighs in on economic crisis in Greece

July 1, 2015 The Vatican is weighing in on the economic crisis that is crippling Greece. Through a written statement, the Vaticans press office issued a release that reads "the dignity of the human person must remain at the center of any political and technical debate." It goes on to say that the Pope "wishes to convey his closeness...with a special thought for the many families gravely beset by such a keenly felt human and social crisis. The Pope then "invites all the faithful to unite in prayer for the good of the beloved Greek people.”

Benedict XVI will spend two weeks at Castel Gandolfo

June 30, 2015. Thismorning at 10:00 a.m., Pope Francis said farewell to Pope EmeritusBenedict XVI, before he leaves for Castel Gandolfo. The meetinglasted about 30 minutes. The pope emeritus will return on July 14th< sup>,one day after Pope Francis returns from his trip to Latin America.

Pope Francis creates Secretariat for Communication

June 27, 2015. The Popehas created a Secretariat for Communication, which will unify allVatican media, including the Press Room, Twitter and the PontificalCouncil for Social Communications. Its prefect is the Italian priestDario Viganò, and the number two is the Argentine Lucio Adrian Ruiz.
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June 26, 2015. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Hector Luis Gutierrez de Pabon, who served as Bishop of Engativá, Colombia. His post will be taken by Francisco Antonio Nieto Súa, who up until now, served as the Bishop of San José del Guaviare (Colombia).

Holy See backs two-state solution in Middle East

June 26, 2015. The Holy See and thePalestine Liberation Organization (PLO) have officially signed acomprehensive agreement, in which the Holy See recognizes the Stateof Palestine and supports a two-state solution for peace based on the1967 borders.

Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia passes away

June 25, 2015. Pope Francis has written a telegram expressing his condolences over the recent death of the Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia, Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni. He was 75-years-old and had recently been at San Peters Basilica to celebrate Mass in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.

Mexican bishop resigns after possible abuse of episcopal office

June 25, 2015. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Gonzalo Galván Castillo, who was until now bishop of Autlán, Mexico. A sexual abuse victim said in July of last year that he had been waiting for five years for the bishop to take action against the priest who abused him. Although the Vatican has not provided further information, this case could be treated as abuse of episcopal office.

Successor of Mother Teresa, passes away.

June 23, 2015. Sister Nirmala Joshi, the head of the Missionaries of Charity, has passed away at the age of 81. She died in the Indian city of Kolkate on Monday night, after suffering heart ailments. Sister Joshi was elected as head of the Missionaries of Charity in 1997.

Trial against former apostolic nuncio accused of abuse will start on July 11th

June 15, 2015. The former apostolic nuncio to Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski will stand trial at a Vatican tribunal. The first hearing will take place on July 11th. Wesołowski has already been removed from the clerical state after being charged with possession of child pornography and sexual abuse of minors.

American Archbishop Resigns After Mishandling of Abuse Allegations

June 15, 2015. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr. John Clayton Nienstedt, who served as the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He also accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop, Rev. Lee Anthony Piche, from that same diocese. Recently, both were accused of ignoring accusations involving an abusive former priest who served in the Archdiocese.

Pope Francis to travel to Africa

June 12, 2015. The Vatican’s nuncio in the Central African Republic, Mons. Francesco Coppola, confirmed that Pope Francis is planning on visiting the country. He states it will take place on November 2015. It will be Pope Francis’ first visit to Africa.

New archbishop in Berlin (Germany)

June 8, 2015. The Pope has appointed Heiner Koch as the new metropolitan bishop of Berlin (Germany). Until now, he was bishop of Dresden-Meiβen.

New military ordinariate of Venezuela

June 8, 2015. Pope Benedict has appointed Adan Mendez Bracamonte to bemilitary ordinariate of Venezuela. Until now, he was military diocesan administrator.
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June 5, 2015. Pope Francis has appointed Augusto Munera Ochoa as the new Apostolic Vicar of Tierradentro, Colombia. He will take the post previously held by Edgar Hernando Tirado Mazo.
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Encyclical on Ecology

June 4, 2015. The Vatican has announced that the Popes encyclical on the Ecology will be released on Thursday June 18th.
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Putin will meet with Pope Francis

June 4, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the Vatican on June 10 and will meet with Pope Francis for the second time. His previous visit was on November 25, 2013.
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June 1, 2015. Pope Francis has appointed Eugene Joseph as the new Bishop of Varanasi, India. He has also named Orlando Roa Barbosa as the new Bishop of Espinal, Colombia, who up until now, served as the Bishop of Ibague.
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