Vatican

Thumbnail prince credit scott penner via flickr cc by sa 20 cna After Prince’s death, Vatican praise for his rare gift of music

The death of the songwriter, singer and music producer Prince drew reactions from the Vatican and praise for his musical talent.Cardinal Gianfranco...

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Thumbnail religious sisters attend the enthronement of our lady of charity in the vatican gardens august 28 2014 credit lauren cater cna American Sisters accept Vatican reforms on doctrine, theology

In a joint report marking the conclusion of a multi-year mandate for reform, members of the LCWR have agreed to corrections called for by the...

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Thumbnail pope francis john allen Amid avalanche, real questions about the papacy risk being obscured

In recent days, Pope Francis has been subject to three extraordinary accusations, each coming from disparate sources and covering different ground....

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Thumbnail chinese flag credit buzz via flickr cc by nc nd 20 filter added cna 7 30 15 A new step in thawing relations between China and the Holy See?

In a tiny victory for Vatican-Chinese rapprochement, China's government now recognizes seminary studies and allows seminarians to continue their...

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Thumbnail a view of the facade of st peters basilica from the vaticans apostolic palace credit lauren cater cna Annual report shows progress in Vatican financial transparency

Vatican City, May 16, 2017 / 06:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s 2016 AIF financial report shows the trend toward transparency of previous...

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Thumbnail pope francis opens the holy doors at st peters basilica to begin the jubilee year of mercy dec 8 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 12 8 15 A pilgrimage for the poor to close out the Year of Mercy with Pope Francis

Thousands of poor and excluded men and women from across Europe will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity this November: a chance to celebrate...

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Thumbnail st peters square credit adrian marin via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna Are Vatican officials involved in the Ashley Madison leak? Nope.

Early this week, a leak of personal data from millions of users of Ashley Madison, a website designed to arrange extramarital affairs, wreaked...

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Thumbnail st peters basilica credit lisa cancade hackett via flickr cc by sa 20 cna 1 Arrests made in alleged terror plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy

Italian police arrested four people and issued arrest warrants for two more on Thursday on suspicion of conspiring with the Islamic State terrorist...

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Thumbnail detail from the the battle of the milvian bridge fresco in the hall of constantine in the apostolic palace showing an allegorical justice 2 cna Art experts solve Renaissance mystery in papal palace

Vatican City, Jul 12, 2017 / 04:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two works painted by Renaissance master Raphael have been newly identified after art...

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Thumbnail a sryian refugee family prepares to board the papal plane from lesbos to rome with pope francis april 16 2016 credit marco mancini cna As he leaves Greece, Pope Francis takes 12 refugees with him

After traveling to the Greek island of Lesbos, a primary entry point for refugees seeking passage into Europe, Pope Francis decided to bring 12 of...

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Thumbnail donald trump inauguration As Trump takes office, he and Francis share a Russia problem

As President Donald Trump took office Jan. 20, he entered that vaguely defined set of “major world leaders.” Though we could debate who else...

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Thumbnail pope francis and us vp joe biden 1 at the international conference on regenerative medicine in vatican city april 29 2016 credit losservatore romano cna 4 29 16 At Vatican, Joe Biden calls for worldwide effort to fight cancer

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden went to the Vatican for a summit on regenerative medicine, where he offered praise to Pope Francis and advocated for...

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Thumbnail laptop credit thomas lefebvre cc0 10 cna 1 28 15 Beyond the digital, into the heart: a Vatican take on communication

The Vatican's top communications official said that true interaction requires more than just phones and internet – and that dialogue is an...

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Thumbnail cna Candlelight vigil in Vatican celebrates Mary's faith, witness

Hundreds of clergy, religious, and laity processed through the Vatican gardens in a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening to mark the close of a...

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Thumbnail cardinal osvald gracias of india at a press briefing on the synod of bishops in vatican city oct 22 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 10 22 15 Cardinal Gracias: curial reform is nearing the 'end of the tunnel'

Nearly four years after the Pope established his Council of Cardinal advisers to help him in the task of reforming the Roman Curia, one member of...

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Thumbnail cardinal gerhard mller prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith at the vatican during the synod on the family oct 13 2014 credit daniel ibanez cna Cardinal Müller: there's no problem between me, Pope Francis

Vatican City, Jul 2, 2017 / 09:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a brief interview given just hours after hearing that he would no longer be heading the...

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Thumbnail cardinal sean omalley enters the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception for the 2015 vigil for life jan 22 2015 credit addie mena cna cna 1 22 15 Cardinal O’Malley appointed to Vatican office for Doctrine of the Faith

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2017 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday it was announced that Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has yet another reason...

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Thumbnail mcdonalds sign credit hakan dahlstrom via flickr cc by 20 cna Cardinals up in arms over new 'McVatican' proposal

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2016 / 09:27 am (CNA).- The decision to open a McDonald’s restaurant inside a Vatican property just around the corner from...

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