Pope joins sports summit in call for more inclusion, dignity for players

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican synod hall became a stand full of cheering fans, pumping fists, clapping and shouting encouragement as instructed by Tim Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics,… Read More

At trial, Vatican auditor says he was shocked by misuse of funds

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican auditor general said he was surprised by the lack of ethical standards demonstrated by officials considering investment opportunities, including a failed London property development… Read More

Vatican says it restricted East Timor archbishop after abuse allegations

DILI, East Timor (CNS) — After a Dutch newspaper published an investigation into abuse allegations against retired Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo of Dili, the Vatican said it had become… Read More

Montana bishop ordains 23 deacons from North American College

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ordaining deacons on the feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Bishop Austin A. Vetter of Helena, Montana, told the men to be like them… Read More

Jesus is the best, most faithful friend a person can have, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus never abandons, coerces or blackmails anyone when they stray, rather, he patiently waits and is “our greatest and most faithful friend,” Pope Francis said. “He… Read More

Dialogue, sustainability should be a forefront of tourism

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While tourism was severely affected by COVID-19, the pandemic may also present an opportunity to revitalize and renew the sector, said Cardinal Michael Czerny. In a… Read More

Science needs ethicists, more open debate, some say at Vatican conference

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Biological engineering, such as gene therapy for treating human disease, is making such swift advancements that the public’s knowledge and understanding of what is happening and… Read More

Jesus, present in the Eucharist, inspires compassion, sharing, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — One cannot love and worship the Eucharist without compassion for the poor and marginalized, Pope Francis said at a Mass concluding Italy’s eucharistic congress. “Let us… Read More

Help the poor and the planet, pope tells young economists, entrepreneurs

ROME (CNS) — Acknowledging how young people have been given a world marked by inequality, injustice, war and environmental degradation, Pope Francis urged those looking for solutions to be concrete,… Read More

Cardinal Parolin, Russian foreign minister meet at U.N.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Vatican… Read More
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