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John Paul II’s butler relates a miracle obtained through Wojtyla’s intercession
Church
April 25, 2018

John Paul II’s butler relates a miracle obtained through Wojtyla’s intercession

During an interview, Angelo Gugel also narrates when he witnessed an exorcism that the Polish pope performed in St. Peter's Square “John Paul II performed a miracle for me and for my family,” says Angelo Gugel, a butler who personally…
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Women need training in bioethics, says female Vatican official
Church
April 25, 2018

Women need training in bioethics, says female Vatican official

Undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life reflects on how her new job is shaping up. The new undersecretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Gabriella Gambino, granted one of her first interviews to…
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Fr. Hamel: The pope and the young are praying for his canonization
Church
April 22, 2018

Fr. Hamel: The pope and the young are praying for his canonization

Murdered while celebrating Mass two years ago, his process for beatification will begin earlier than usual thanks to an exception from the pope. Eugénie Paris, head of the students’ chaplaincies in the Diocese of Rouen, France, was chosen by the…
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Can exorcisms can be performed over the phone?
Church
April 21, 2018

Can exorcisms can be performed over the phone?

Cardinal Ernest Simoni explained at an exorcist conference that "all is possible" through Jesus. This past week, from April 16-21, more than 250 priests and laity attended the 13th annual conference on exorcism at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum in…
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Pope Francis to ordain 16 seminarians, 10 of whom are non-Italians
Church
April 20, 2018

Pope Francis to ordain 16 seminarians, 10 of whom are non-Italians

A mix of religious and diocesan priests Pope Francis will ordain 16 new priests on April 22 during a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, according to a statement from the Vicariate for the Diocese of Rome on April 17. Of…
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Why do we make the sign of the cross in the face of danger? The Pope explains.
Church
April 20, 2018

Why do we make the sign of the cross in the face of danger? The Pope explains.

During his general audience, the Pontiff continued his reflection on Baptism, the sign of Christian faith Pope Francis explained the power behind the Sign of the Cross, during his general audience on Wednesday, April 18, in St. Peter’s Square. The…
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The truth about Benedict XVI’s resignation: revelations in a new documentary
Church
April 20, 2018

The truth about Benedict XVI’s resignation: revelations in a new documentary

His closest collaborators deny that the cause was the leaking of documents to the press or the issue of sexual abuse It was February 11, 2013, when Benedict XVI communicated to the world his decision to resign from the exercise…
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Vatican official opposes removing nutrition: We don’t need ‘to do death’s work’
Church
April 20, 2018

Vatican official opposes removing nutrition: We don’t need ‘to do death’s work’

Speaking on case of Vincent Lambert, says we shouldn't give up on people and life isn't an "abstract concept" Bishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, spoke April 17 on the case of Vincent Lambert, stating that…
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Pope wants Alfie Evans at Rome’s pediatric hospital
Church
April 20, 2018

Pope wants Alfie Evans at Rome’s pediatric hospital

Told director to do the 'possible and the impossible' to make it happen The pope asked the director of the Bambino Gesù Hospital to do “the possible and the impossible” for Alfie Evans to be transferred to the pontifical hospital…
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The most influential woman at the Vatican is retiring
Church
April 18, 2018

The most influential woman at the Vatican is retiring

Flaminia Giovannelli has worked for five popes Her name is Flaminia Giovannelli, undersecretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and she was the first lay woman to be named undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace…
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