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  • Woman who was confidante to popes now a sainthood candidate

    • Jan 28, 2015

    ROME — Arguably the most powerful laywoman in the Catholic Church in the late 20th century is now a candidate for sainthood, after the launch of a beatification process on Tuesday in Italy followed by 18,000 people around the world via live streaming. Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare movement,

  • Beatifying Pope Paul VI may be a signal: Don’t expect radical changes

    • Oct 29, 2014

    The recent Synod of Bishops on the Family concluded with a Mass in which Pope Francis beatified one of his predecessors, Pope Paul VI. Was staging the ceremony at the end of that tumultuous summit an indirect way for Rome to dampen expectations of radical change under Francis? It would

  • Photos from Pope Paul VI’s beatification ceremony

    • Oct 20, 2014

    Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented. Read more about the ceremony and watch video here: Pope beatifies Paul VI at synod’s end

  • Paul VI beatification a fitting coda to a stormy fortnight

    • Oct 19, 2014

    ROME – Pope Francis concluded a tumultuous Synod of Bishops Sunday by beatifying one of his predecessors, Pope Paul VI, who presided over the Second Vatican Council in the mid-1960s, and it’s hard to imagine a more fitting coda to the past two weeks. Seasoned Vatican-watchers believe the Catholic Church

  • 5 things to know about Pope Paul VI

    • Oct 19, 2014

    Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday at the end of a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops discussing family life, marriage, divorce, sex, and gay unions. Paul VI oversaw the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 worldwide Church meetings which brought the Catholic Church into modern times. The parallels between

  • Pope beatifies Paul VI at synod’s end

    • Oct 19, 2014

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI was on hand for the Mass, which took place

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