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  • Francis appoints “pastor” as new vicar of Rome

    Francis appoints “pastor” as new vicar of Rome

    Pope Francis has chosen Bishop Angelo De Donatis to run the Diocese of Rome. A noted spiritual director in the diocese, he was chosen to lead the first Lenten spiritual exercises of the pontificate in 2014. In 2015, Francis himself consecrated De Donatis as an auxiliary bishop for the diocese.

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  • Rome’s anti-Trump protesters express mixed views on pope summit

    Rome’s anti-Trump protesters express mixed views on pope summit

    A small crowd of protesters gathered in Rome to protest Donald Trump and his controversial policies ahead of his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 24. Though some protesters were hopeful that the historic meeting would bring positive change on issues concerning migration and the environment, the majority was skeptical that the encounter would bring any actual change.

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  • Pilgrimage: An unexpected blessing around every corner

    Pilgrimage: An unexpected blessing around every corner

    We know about the saints, but on pilgrimage we walk in their footsteps, visit their homes, experience their world and share in their joys and sorrows. A pilgrim needs to travel with an open mind and an open heart. The pilgrimage — like life — will open up new opportunities, present new challenges and bring about a completely new perspective on every aspect of a pilgrim’s life.

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