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Vatican spokesman: Francis meets with sex abuse victims several times a month
Church
February 16, 2018

Vatican spokesman: Francis meets with sex abuse victims several times a month

"The encounters take place in the utmost privacy, out of respect for the victims and their suffering.” The Vatican spokesman today responded to journalists, confirming that Pope Francis habitually meets with victims of sexual abuse. Greg Burke was taking up…
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Pope spends an hour in the confessional for priests of his diocese
Church
February 16, 2018

Pope spends an hour in the confessional for priests of his diocese

Encourages the clergy of Rome to seek spiritual direction As Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis met with the priests and deacons of his diocese today at the Cathedral of St. John Lateran, reported Romasette, the online information site of the…
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Pope Francis: “The blogs say I’m a heretic? I know who writes them, and I don’t read them”
Church
February 16, 2018

Pope Francis: “The blogs say I’m a heretic? I know who writes them, and I don’t read them”

Francis to Jesuits in Chile and Peru: Don't be religious who live as gossipy bachelors Here we publish a preview of some extracts of the conversations that Pope Francis had with the Jesuits in Chile on January 16 and in…
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Pope responds to “devastating attack” in Parkland
Church
February 16, 2018

Pope responds to “devastating attack” in Parkland

Expresses his hopes that these "senseless acts of violence may cease" Following the shooting at the high school in Florida on Wednesday, Pope Francis today sent a message to the local Church leader, the archbishop of Miami, through his secretary…
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Syria: The heroism of Christians in Aleppo deserves to be supported
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February 15, 2018

Syria: The heroism of Christians in Aleppo deserves to be supported

A firsthand testimony by Father Firas Lufti, a Franciscan and vicar at the parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Aleppo. “For the past year, the cameras have no longer been interested in Aleppo,” Father Firas says, a bit disappointed.…
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Australian priest excommunicated for breaching the Seal of the Confessional
Church
February 14, 2018

Australian priest excommunicated for breaching the Seal of the Confessional

The excommunication, which is automatic in this case, was approved by the Holy See After two years of investigation, the Holy See decided to excommunicate a priest in Australia, the British Daily Mail reported today. The investigation revealed Father Ezinwanne…
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Benedict’s aides: No, pope emeritus does not have neurological disease
Church
February 14, 2018

Benedict’s aides: No, pope emeritus does not have neurological disease

Those close to the Pope Emeritus say reports from earlier today are baseless. Just hours after a German magazine quoted Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, 94, the older brother of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as saying that Benedict has a neurological disease,…
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Pope Francis offers a “worksheet” for Lent: Check it out!
Church
February 14, 2018

Pope Francis offers a “worksheet” for Lent: Check it out!

Using the key words "pause, see, and return," pontiff recommends some concrete resolutions Need some direction for your Lenten resolutions? Pope Francis is offering it in three words: Pause, See and Return. Here is his homily from today’s Mass with…
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The Maronites of Aleppo: between the greatness of St. Maron and the tragedy of the Syrian war
Church
February 14, 2018

The Maronites of Aleppo: between the greatness of St. Maron and the tragedy of the Syrian war

For the feast of Saint Maron, we offer you an overview of this saint and his flock The Feast of Saint Maron On February 9 every year, the Maronite Church celebrates the feast of its father and founder, Saint Maron.…
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Do you need to ask God for something? Francis explains the moment of Mass to do it
Church
February 14, 2018

Do you need to ask God for something? Francis explains the moment of Mass to do it

Also says that receiving the Word of God in abundance with good readers and a good homily is a right the faithful have Pope Francis today continued with his step-by-step reflection on the Mass, making some additional remarks on the…
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