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September 18, 2014

Vatican Commission for Protection of Minors Sets Oct. 4-5 Meeting

Pope Francis' council of cardinal advisers just concluded their sixth round of meetings Sept. 15-17.

September 16, 2014

No Scandal Here: The 20 Couples Married by Pope Francis Were Legit

Two authorities on Christian marriage refute media reports that criticized the Pope’s presence at a Sept. 14 Mass.

September 15, 2014

Pope Francis to Couples: Let the Cross Illuminate Your Marriage

In his capacity as the Bishop of Rome, the Holy Father presided over the marriage of 20 couples Sept. 14 in St. Peter’s Basilica.

September 15, 2014

Vatican and Vietnam Continue to Strengthen Diplomatic Ties

The fifth round of talks of the Vietnam-Holy See Joint Working Group was held Sept. 10-11 in Hanoi.

September 9, 2014

Papal-Blessing Proceeds Will Soon Go to Poor — Not Shopkeepers

Tha papal almoner said the Vatican will directly handle the certificates starting in January 2015.

September 3, 2014

Pope Francis’ ‘Match for Peace’ Brims With Positive Message

International soccer players of many faiths gathered in Rome to join the Holy Father in solidarity against hate.

September 2, 2014

Americans Participate in Vatican’s ‘Sport Is for Man’ Seminar

The three-day event includes interfaith soccer match for peace.

August 28, 2014

Muslim Scholar: ‘A Reform for the Islamic World Is Needed’

Professor of Arabic language Wael Farouq decried the violence perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq, saying, ‘Islamic practice today needs a deep reform to the conception of every Muslim that violence is against the principles of our religion.'

August 27, 2014

Papal Envoy: We Must See the Humanity of Each Iraqi Refugee

Cardinal Fernando Filoni gave Pope Francis a firsthand account of the desperate plight of a populace uprooted by Muslim radicals.

August 22, 2014

Pope Francis Reaches Out to Slain Journalist’s Family

The Holy Father telephoned the parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants.

May 6, 2014

March for Life in Rome Draws Thousands

The annual event, begun four years ago, is already having an effect on the culture in Italy and beyond, its founder says.

April 25, 2014

Rome Girds for the Canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II

Upwards of 1 million pilgrims are expected to attend canonization ceremonies.

April 8, 2014

Pope Francis Reaffirms Importance of Vatican Bank’s Mission

NEWS ANALYSIS: The yet-to-be detailed proposal would seem to involve the wider reform of the Holy See’s financial departments.

February 24, 2014

Pope Francis to New Cardinals: This Is a Church, Not a Royal Court

At a consistory attended by Pope Emeritus Benedict, the Holy Father gave the red biretta to the 19 newest members of the College of Cardinals.

February 13, 2014

Pope Francis Inspires Notre Dame: Be Missionary Disciples

Father John Jenkins, the university’s president, discusses the Pope’s recent message to Notre Dame and the school’s renewed commitment to his call for ‘missionary discipleship.’

November 27, 2013

Doctor Warns That HHS Mandate Puts Religious Identity at Risk

Head of U.S. Catholic health-care system addresses urgent concerns.

November 13, 2013

Vatican Secretary of State Expected in Office Nov. 16

Archbishop Pietro Parolin has been ill since Pope Francis appointed him Aug. 31 to succeed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

October 3, 2013

Council of Cardinals Recommends Extensive Vatican Shake-Up

The international group of eight cardinals advising the Holy Father on reform believes a broad decentralization of Church governance is required.

October 2, 2013

The Brave New World of Three-Parent Babies

Dr. Helen Watt discusses the objective morality of new scientific research in genetics and embryology.

October 1, 2013

Tributes to John XXIII and John Paul II Pour in After Canonization Announcement

Praise for the soon-to-be saints abounds.

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