Tag: Vatican

Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

| Cindy Wooden | September 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Several young people attending a Vatican-sponsored seminar on the upcoming Synod of Bishops urged the Vatican and the bishops themselves to be opening to listening to youths talk and ask questions about love, sex and sexuality.

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Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Vatican envoy to Vietnam called on the Southeast Asian nation’s communist government to respect religious freedom.

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Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state’s 100 fountains.

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Q&A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

Q&A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

| July 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Vatican recently published a circular letter, “On the bread and wine for the Eucharist,” sent to diocesan bishops at the request of Pope Francis dated June 15 — the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

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Swiss Guard exhibit at Basilica captures behind-the-scenes view of Vatican’s soldiers

Swiss Guard exhibit at Basilica captures behind-the-scenes view of Vatican’s soldiers

| June 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

The exhibit includes uniforms and other objects “in order to show more about the tradition and commitment, their faith, their vocation — because for them it’s a real vocation in life,” its curator said.

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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

| Cindy Wooden | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, “I won’t forget what you said.”

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Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

| Rhina Guidos | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will be Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, two U.S. news outlets are reporting.

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Ratify test ban as step toward eliminating nukes, Vatican official says

Ratify test ban as step toward eliminating nukes, Vatican official says

| Cindy Wooden | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fully ratifying and adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty offers the world the “best hope of stemming nuclear proliferation” and taking a concrete step toward the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, a Vatican official said.

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Vatican welcomes three new refugee families from Syria

Vatican welcomes three new refugee families from Syria

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first three refugee families from Syria welcomed by the Vatican left their temporary homes to start their new lives in Italy, and three new families took their places in Vatican apartments.

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Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

| Carol Glatz | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent exchanges in the media between the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and a former member of a papal advisory commission have highlighted a lack of clarity and transparency when it comes to finding better ways to make bishops and religious superiors more accountable for how they handle allegations of sexual abuse.

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Vatican says 3.9 million pilgrims visited during Jubilee year

Vatican says 3.9 million pilgrims visited during Jubilee year

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

More than 3.9 million pilgrims visited and attended papal events, liturgies or prayer services during the Holy Year of Mercy in 2016, the Vatican said.

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Pope writes to Syrian president, pleading for peace and aid corridors

Pope writes to Syrian president, pleading for peace and aid corridors

| Cindy Wooden | December 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to do everything possible to end the war in his country, to protect civilians and to ensure humanitarian agencies can deliver emergency aid to the people.

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