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Vatican opens case for diversion of funds from Bambino Ges pediatric hospital

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-18

July 18, 2017. The accused allegedly used 422,000 euros to pay for Card. Bertones attic renovations and benefit a builder.

Two Catholic priests kidnapped in eastern Congo

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-18

July 18, 2017. The whereabouts of the priests, as well as their captors, remain unknown.

Pope appoints new secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-18

July 18, 2017. The pope has named Italian biblical scholar Giacomo Morandi, 51, as secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Up until now he served as undersecretary, and will replace Luis Ladaria, who Pope Francis named prefect on July 1.

Msgr. Gallagher: Before ISIS, Christians were already second-class citizens

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-18

July 18, 2017. He participated in a meeting on religious freedom attended by politicians, diplomats and experts.

Federico Lombardi recalls 10 years of memories as pope's spokesman

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-17

July 17, 2017. "The resignation of Benedict XVI was the most disruptive fact I had to speak about," he says.

Pope at Angelus: We must remove the vices that prevents God's presence to take root in us

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-17

July 17, 2017. He greeted pilgrims from Venezuela on the day of the consultation organized by the opposition.

Caravaggio, Velzquez, Bernini: Rome brings seventeenth century artworks to light

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-16

July 16, 2017. Italy and Spain reveal masterpieces rarely accessible to the public.

LIVE: Pope leads the Angelus with pilgrims from all around the world in St. Peter's Square

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-16

July 16, 2017. It starts at noon, local time.

Spanish officers on duty in Rome thanks to an exchange program

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-16

July 16, 2017. "Safe Tourism" proposes a way to help Spaniards, and also become interpreters.

Reformed Churches join Catholics and Lutherans on the Doctrine of Justification

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-15

July 15, 2017. "We cannot think of each other as separated or distant, but we must work together, says Brian Farrell.

Vatican launches new website for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-15

July 15, 2017. It has a new logo, which embraces the laity and families of the world.

Pope hangs a sign on the door of his room: "No Whining

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-14

July 14, 2017. It was given to him by a psychologist at the end of a General Audience, and it has caused a stir on social networks.

Nico Montero: Part-time high school director, part-time Christian music star

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-14

July 14, 2017. He has sold over 75,000 records, and was one of the artists present at recent WYDs.

The difficult ethical debate after the story of Charlie Gard

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-14

July 14, 2017. His parents have shocked the world,< g> and provoked reactions from figures such as the pope and Trump.

Vatican to judge hospital officials for diversion of pediatric funds

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-13

July 13, 2017. Nearly half a million euros went to renovating Cardinal Bertones apartment.

Europe's highest court receives case over French-censored Down syndrome ad

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-13

June 13, 2017. Ninety-six percent of pregnancies detected with Down syndrome are aborted in France.

These people could become saints thanks to the pope's new requirements

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-12

July 12, 2017. Nuns infected with Ebola or a Franciscan that died in the 9 11 attacks fit the new profile.

Vatican asks to monitor quality of bread and wine for Masses

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-12

July 12, 2017. There must be a minimum amount of gluten in communion, but celiacs are free to receive the host or only wine.

Pope creates new category for sainthood

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-11

July 11, 2017. The "free offering of ones life" recognizes the holiness of those whove given their lives for the faith.

Coptic Christians: the more they attack and kill, the Christian faith becomes stronger

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:05 PM
2017-07-11

July 11, 2017. Expert on the causes of conflict in Middle East says popes Egyptian visit proved the Church is with them.