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Pope to lead Vatican prayer vigil Sept. 7 for peace in Syria

Pope to lead Vatican prayer vigil Sept. 7 for peace in Syria

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has sent information to its priests and deacons about how they can mark this intention with their parishioners.

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Vatican orders slight change in text for baptism

Vatican orders slight change in text for baptism

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

To emphasis that the sacrament of baptism formally brings a person into the church of God and not just into a local Christian community, the Vatican has ordered a slight change of wording in the baptismal rite.

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Canonization date for John Paul II, John XXIII to be known in September

Canonization date for John Paul II, John XXIII to be known in September

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis will host a meeting of cardinals Sept. 30 to formally approve the canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII; the date for the canonization will be announced at that time, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

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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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