Vatican

  • From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People

    Ashleigh Green, a social worker at CatholicCare in the Diocese of Broken Bay, was the Australian Youth Delegate at the conference, ‘From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People,’ held in Rome from April 5 to April 9. Ashleigh shared her hopes for the upcoming 2018 Synod...
  • Pope Francis strengthens Vatican Secretariat for Communication

    By Ines San Martin, April 12, 2017   Pope Francis has green-lighted the appointment of Jesuit Father James Martin and Michael Warsaw, Chairman of the Board for ETWN, as two of the 13 new consultants for the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. For American Catholics, those names can’t help but...
  • Benedict XVI’s Historic and Moving ‘Last Testament’

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   “So when you stand before the Almighty, what will you say to him? I will plead with him to show leniency towards my wretchedness.” – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Last Testament   Unprecedented in the modern era, the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI...
  • Who is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, known as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, was born in the German town of Marktl, Bavaria, on April 16, 1927. April 16, 2017 was his 90th birthday. He was born on Easter morning and baptised that day with the newly blessed...
  • Islamic extremists again target Egyptian Christians

    As we continue to pray for victims of Islamic terror in Egypt and around the world, Crux has spoken to a spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt about the Palm Sunday bombings that killed at least 46 people at the hands of Islamic State suicide bombers. His views...
  • Pope Francis will visit a prison on Holy Thursday

    This Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will wash the feet of prison inmates and say Mass at their penitentiary. The Pope will visit Paliano prison south of Rome the afternoon of April 13. He will make a private visit and say the Mass of the Last Supper, Vatican Radio reports....
  • Suiting up the Swiss Guard

    This article first appeared on Yahoo. Austrian blacksmiths who produce ceremonial suits of armor for the Vatican’s Swiss Guards are close to the end of their current deal to do so, and say supplying the suits will not be an issue for many years to come. One of the...
  • Vatican welcomes three new refugee families from Syria

    By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The first three refugee families from Syria welcomed by the Vatican left their temporary homes to start their new lives in Italy, and three new families took their places in Vatican apartments. The papal Almoner’s Office, which helps...
  • Pope Francis’ surprise visit to blind centre on Friday

    Read the full article by Hannah Brockhaus Catholic News Agency here Although the Jubilee Year of Mercy has officially ended, Pope Francis today made a surprise “Mercy Friday” visit to a center for the blind and visually impaired in Rome – showing that he doesn’t think works of mercy...
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