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Vatican updates laws; pope expands jurisdiction of Vatican court

Vatican updates laws; pope expands jurisdiction of Vatican court

| Cindy Wooden | July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has approved a major updating of the criminal laws of Vatican City State, including in areas dealing with child abuse and terrorism financing, and has ruled that any Vatican employee can be tried by the Vatican court for violating those laws.

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Harley Heaven

Harley Heaven

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of Harley bikers lined the main road leading to the Vatican before the service celebrating the sacredness of life.

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Recognize your sin, ask forgiveness, pope says at Mass

Recognize your sin, ask forgiveness, pope says at Mass

| Cindy Wooden | May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The key problem in everyone’s relationship with God is not that they sin, but that they are not ashamed of their sin and don’t ask forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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Missio: Pope Francis unlocks app for Pontifical Mission Societies

Missio: Pope Francis unlocks app for Pontifical Mission Societies

With slightly more of a swipe than a tap, Pope Francis helped the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States broaden its reach around the world by unlocking a smartphone app.

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Pope Francis welcomes retired Pope Benedict back to Vatican

Pope Francis welcomes retired Pope Benedict back to Vatican

| Cindy Wooden | May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

For the first time in history, the Vatican is home to a pope and a retired pope.

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Christian credibility rooted in actions  and words, pope says

Christian credibility rooted in actions and words, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The credibility of Christianity is undermined by pastors and faithful who preach one thing and do another, Pope Francis said.

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Failure to evangelize makes ‘mother church’ a ‘baby sitter,’ pope says

Failure to evangelize makes ‘mother church’ a ‘baby sitter,’ pope says

| Francis X. Rocca | April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

All of the baptized and not just the clergy are called to spread the Gospel, even in times of persecution, Pope Francis said in his morning homily April 17.

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Vatican today — June 25, 2012

Vatican today — June 25, 2012

• Fostering vocations to the priesthood is a constant challenge for the church
• Pope speaks about St. John the Baptist
• Solidarity of church with earthquake victims in Italy
• Pope presides meeting of Heads of Dicastery of Roman Curia
• Holy See Press Office director on Pope’s meetings with Cardinals
• Communications advisor for the Secretariat of State
• Audiences
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 22, 2012

Vatican today — June 22, 2012

• Remain close to those who suffer, Pope tells Colombian Bishops
• The church is not indifferent to people’s quality of life
• Cardinal Bertone calls for free and universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS
• Audiences

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Vatican today — June 21, 2012

Vatican today — June 21, 2012

• Prayer, commitment and fraternity for Syria
• Audience with President of Montenegro and ratification of agreement between Holy See and Montenegro
• Presentation of the Year of Faith
• Cardinal Woelki to take possession of his titular church
• Audiences

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Vatican today — June 20, 2012

Vatican today — June 20, 2012

• Prayer opens the way to the mystery of God’s plan
• Benedict XVI appeals for an end to attacks in Nigeria
• Holy Father receives the Prime Minister of Latvia
• Other Pontifical Acts

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Vatican today — June 18, 2012

Vatican today — June 18, 2012

• Papal message closes Fiftieth International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin
• The Kingdom of God is a gift, but it requires our collaboration
• Pope calls for refugees’ rights to be respected
• International Theological Commission renews its webpage
• Audiences
• Acts concerning the Oriental churches

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