Results from Tag: 'vatican'

Papal Nuncio Expelled by Nicaragua Sent to Africa

Archbishop Sommertag was appointed apostolic nuncio to Nicaragua on Feb. 15, 2018, at a time when the country was in a serious social and political crisis that later led to massive anti-government demonstrations.

A bride and bridegroom stand before the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis conducts a wedding ceremony for 20 couples on Sept. 14, 2014.

The Pope’s Plan to Strengthen Marriage Formation (Aug. 6)

Earlier this summer the Vatican announced that Pope Francis wants to reorient how the Catholic Church does marriage formation. In a 97-page document, the Vatican provides a new “catechumenal itinerary toward matrimonial life.” What is that? We find out with Register Staff Writer Peter Jesserer Smith. Then our Register Intern Hannah Cote highlights some new ways Catholic couples are honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary in their wedding ceremonies.