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BREAKING: Italian priest discovers ‘miraculous’ hosts preserved from earthquake
Church
February 23, 2018

BREAKING: Italian priest discovers ‘miraculous’ hosts preserved from earthquake

After 16 months the hosts still retain their freshness, similar to the Eucharistic miracle at Siena. Central Italy was rocked on October 30, 2016 with a 6.6 earthquake, devastating many towns, including the city of Arquata del Tronto. The parish church…
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Pope’s envoy in Chile abuse case recovering from gallbladder surgery
Church
February 22, 2018

Pope’s envoy in Chile abuse case recovering from gallbladder surgery

Francis continues quest to get to the truth in Barros-Karadima proceedings. Gallbladder surgery has put a brief hitch into the investigation of sexual abuse in Chile, though the pope’s envoy, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, is said to be recovering…
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Fake news: Pope Francis doesn’t go out at night to feed the poor
Church
February 22, 2018

Fake news: Pope Francis doesn’t go out at night to feed the poor

Vatican spokeswoman repudiates newly resurrected rumors The vice director of the Vatican’s press office, Paloma García Ovejero, has confirmed that rumors about the pope going out at night disguised as a simple priest to feed the poor are false. This “urban…
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17 Years a cardinal: Looking back on the day the future pope got the red hat
Church
February 22, 2018

17 Years a cardinal: Looking back on the day the future pope got the red hat

How was Jorge Bergoglio dressed for the big occasion? And how did he celebrate the day? February 21, 2001, was the date of the consistory during which then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Borgoglio, was created cardinal by Pope John…
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Questions from orphaned children bring pope to tears
Church
February 22, 2018

Questions from orphaned children bring pope to tears

But encountering Christ, Francis assured, "brings life where there is death." The Holy See made public this week the exchange between Pope Francis and Romanian orphans during a meeting held January 4 at the Vatican. The Lord wants to heal…
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Online groups to give youth across the globe a chance to participate in synod prep
Church
February 19, 2018

Online groups to give youth across the globe a chance to participate in synod prep

Pope Francis: "It is my ardent wish that all young people may be actively involved in this preparation" Pope Francis is actively involving young people in the preparation of the next synod of bishops, not only brining a group to…
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Rome university launches a master’s degree in child protection
Church
February 19, 2018

Rome university launches a master’s degree in child protection

Gregorian University program opens this academic year. The Center for the Protection of Minors at the Pontifical Gregorian University is launching a new master’s degree program at the start of the 2018 academic year, the Vatican press office announced. The…
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“We are Copts. And we are ready for anything”
Church
February 19, 2018

“We are Copts. And we are ready for anything”

“We know that other attacks are likely to happen at any time." The wounds have not yet healed in Egypt, as suicide bombings and shootings continue in its cities and streets. In recent months, Christians have been prime targets for…
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Almost 50 thousand new Catholics baptized in China in 2017
Church
February 19, 2018

Almost 50 thousand new Catholics baptized in China in 2017

Data published on the eve of the Chinese New Year shows "a new missionary impulse," according to Agenzia Fides According to data sent by the “Faith Cultural Society” to Agenzia Fides, 48,556 faithful were baptized in 2017 in China. The data,…
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Longest reigning pope (after St. Peter) might soon be canonized
Church
February 19, 2018

Longest reigning pope (after St. Peter) might soon be canonized

Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. The canonization process for Blessed Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) is accelerating, said his postulator, Bishop Carlo Liberati, in Vatican News. Bishop Liberati added that the Holy See could proceed soon to an…
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