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  • Pope to bishops on annulment reforms: “Do your jobs!”

    Pope to bishops on annulment reforms: “Do your jobs!”

    • Nov 27, 2017

    In 2015, Pope Francis revised the Church’s rules for an “annulment,” meaning a declaration that a union was never a sacramental marriage because conditions for validity weren’t met, including the possibility of an expedited process overseen by the diocesan bishop himself. Two years later, Francis said on Saturday, too many bishops are shirking that responsibility, and he wants it to stop.

  • Vatican issues stamp featuring Martin Luther for Reformation anniversary

    Vatican issues stamp featuring Martin Luther for Reformation anniversary

    • Nov 26, 2017

    In another sign of the Vatican’s positive approach to marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant reformation, the Vatican’s Philatelic and Numismatic Office on Nov. 23 released a postage stamp featuring Martin Luther and one of his closest collaborators. The stamp features Luther and Philip Melanchthon, considered the first systematic

  • Parolin says pope will encourage small Church in Myanmar, Bangladesh

    Parolin says pope will encourage small Church in Myanmar, Bangladesh

    • Nov 25, 2017

    In an interview with Vatican-owned media, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the pope wants Christians in Myanmar and Bangladesh to be “a presence of peace, reconciliation, and solidarity within their society, and work for the common good, to not be considered foreign to the reality of their countries, and to help achieve the civil and peaceful growth of their countries.”