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  • Pope Francis to visit Chile and Peru in 2018

    Pope Francis to visit Chile and Peru in 2018

    • Jun 19, 2017

    The Vatican confirmed on Monday that Pope Francis will be visiting Chile and Peru next January. This will be his sixth visit to Latin America, and once again, the Argentine pontiff is skipping his home country of Argentina.

  • Eucharist is reminder of God’s love, call to unity, pope says

    Eucharist is reminder of God’s love, call to unity, pope says

    • Jun 19, 2017

    The Eucharist “is the sacrament of memory, reminding us, in a real and tangible way, of the story of God’s love for us,” Pope Francis said June 18, celebrating the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. “Remembering all that the Lord has done for us is the foundation of our own personal history of salvation.”

  • Vatican defends membership for theologian over abortion flap

    Vatican defends membership for theologian over abortion flap

    • Jun 19, 2017

    In an interview with Italy’s La Stampa, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia reaffirmed the Vatican’s unwavering opposition to abortion. He said Nigel Biggar, a new member of Pontifical Academy for Life, had been personally recommended by the archbishop of Canterbury, had never written about the issue of when life begins and wouldn’t engage in abortion debates as a member.

  • Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

    Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

    • Jun 18, 2017

    The Catholic Church has produced many anti-mafia campaigners in Italy, some of whom have been killed for their efforts. And a few years ago a Calabrian archbishop proposed a 10-year moratorium on the naming of godfathers when children are baptized to break the “padrino” system that mobsters use to spread their influence over the next generation.

  • Pope, Merkel find ‘harmony’ on Africa, climate change and poverty

    • Jun 17, 2017

    German Chancellor Merkel told the press that she and Pope Francis had talked about Africa during their 40-minute encounter, especially the role of the European Union in trying to promote economic development. She said the two leaders had also discussed the importance of “tearing down walls,” protecting the environment, and promoting a multilateral approach to solving global problems.

  • Pope Francis expresses sadness over ‘tragic’ London fire

    Pope Francis expresses sadness over ‘tragic’ London fire

    • Jun 17, 2017

    Following a devastating fire in west London’s Grenfell Tower that has left at least 30 people dead, Pope Francis on Saturday expressed “sadness” over “the tragic loss of life and injury.” The telegram, released by the Vatican Press Office, was addressed to Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster and signed by Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State.