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Pope Francis Declines Cardinal Marx’s Resignation

Noting Cardinal Marx’s reference to the crisis of the Church in Germany, Pope Francis said that “the whole Church is in crisis because of the abuse issue” and the only fruitful path is “to assume the crisis, personally and communally.” Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany (CNS photo/Cristian Gennari, KNA) CNA [...]

Pope Francis names new prefect of Vatican Congregation for Clergy

Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy./ Bohumil Petrik/CNA From Catholic News Agency By CNA Staff  Vatican City, Jun 11, 2021 / 06:57 am Pope Francis Friday named Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik as the new prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy. The 69-year-old bishop is the first Korean to lead [...]

Vatican “foreign minister” expresses hope for Lebanon summit

Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Vatican foreign minister (CNS photo/Cia Pak, United Nations) Archbishop Paul Gallagher says Pope Francis' summit next month with Lebanon's Christian leaders could help resolve a "complex situation" in the Land of Cedars Source: LaCroix Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See's "foreign minister", has expressed hope that a Vatican summit [...]

Overcoming difficulties in prayer: Pope at General Audience

Overcoming difficulties in prayer: Pope at General Audience Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Speaking at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis identified three difficulties we often experience in prayer: distraction; feelings of dryness or barrenness; and “acedia,” a certain listlessness in prayer. Distractions Distraction is a common experience, not only in prayer but in all we do. [...]

Was the Shroud’s First-Century Origin Really Debunked?

Pope Francis prays before the actual Shroud of Turin during a showing in Turin in 2015 New Exposé Reveals Carbon Dating Labs’ — and Church’s — Errors and Contradictions By Jim Bertrand Longtime Shroud of Turin researcher Joseph Marino has just released his latest book in which he has compiled the most comprehensive [...]

Cardinal Parolin addresses financial scandals, China and Iraq in new interview

The cardinal, who is the secretary of state at the Vatican, said the world is undergoing massive crises that underline the need to come together in solidarity and dialogue. Cardinal Pietro Parolin in a recent interview with French Catholic TV network KTO. Video screengrab via KTO January 29, 2021 By Claire Giangravé - [...]

Pope at general audience: Gratitude makes the world better, transmits hope

Pope Francis leads his weekly general audience from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 30, 2020. In his main talk, the pope focused on the importance of thanking God and letting others see one's gratitude. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of gratitude [...]

Pope at Angelus: Christian witnesses turn evil into good with love

Pope Francis leads the recitation of the Angelus prayer Dec. 27, 2020, from the library of the Apostolic Palace. Marking the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis announced the Catholic Church will observe a special year dedicated to the family from March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) At the [...]

Pope at Urbi et Orbi: Christmas reminds us we are all united as brothers and sisters

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican Dec. 25, 2020. Also pictured are Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, and Msgr. Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) “To [...]

Pope at Christmas Mass: Jesus comes as a child to make us children of God

Pope Francis kisses a figurine of the baby Jesus as he celebrates Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 24, 2020. The Mass was not open to the general public and began at 7:30 p.m. local time so that the limited number of attendees could return home in time to [...]

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