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Game changers: Vatican opens doors to leaders ready for finance reform

Game changers: Vatican opens doors to leaders ready for finance reform

| Carol Glatz | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The same day Pope Francis dedicated his general audience talk to explaining “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” high-level finance ministers and economic experts were meeting nearby to come up with concrete solutions to overcome chronic global inequalities, instability and injustice.

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Vatican communication head says media must promote culture of respect

Vatican communication head says media must promote culture of respect

| Ryan Harms | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Communication is meant to be constructive, to connect people and promote understanding, but too often the media have degenerated into platforms to disseminate hatred, said Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication.

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Archbishop Ganswein not on leave of absence, Vatican says

Archbishop Ganswein not on leave of absence, Vatican says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican downplayed the absence of Archbishop Georg Ganswein from several papal audiences after an article claimed he was placed on an indefinite leave.

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Vatican releases lineup for Christmas concert supporting the Amazon

Vatican releases lineup for Christmas concert supporting the Amazon

| October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Proceeds from a Christmas concert at the Vatican starring Lionel Richie, Bonnie Tyler and Susan Boyle will go to help protect the Amazon and support indigenous communities there.

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Vatican hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to run court system

Vatican hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to run court system

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has appointed a retired anti-Mafia prosecutor to head the Vatican City State’s judicial system.

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U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

| Carol Glatz | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year’s Fifth National Encuentro.

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Storm warning: Quiet summer days risk flash controversies

Storm warning: Quiet summer days risk flash controversies

| Carol Glatz | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

A normally quiet month was surprisingly struck by a brief, but intense summer squall at the end of July.

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Pope’s general audience talks cover fundamentals of Catholic faith

Pope’s general audience talks cover fundamentals of Catholic faith

| Carol Glatz | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Wednesday general audience offers the pope the opportunity to help people understand the fundamental teachings and beliefs of the Catholic faith.

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U.S. priest to receive reports of abuse, cover-up at Vatican City State

U.S. priest to receive reports of abuse, cover-up at Vatican City State

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vatican City State will have its own reporting system in place before the end of the year for flagging suspected cases of the abuse of minors and vulnerable people and instances of cover-up or negligence in handling such cases, the Vatican said.

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Vatican: Bones found at cemetery do not belong to missing woman

Vatican: Bones found at cemetery do not belong to missing woman

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican press office said that the results of a morphological analysis of bones and bone fragments found at an ossuary in a Vatican cemetery concluded that none belonged to Emanuela Orlandi, a young Italian woman who has been missing for more than 30 years.

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Pope issues sanctions against former West Virginia bishop

Pope issues sanctions against former West Virginia bishop

| Rhina Guidos | July 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced July 19 sanctions from the Vatican — including taking away the faculties of celebrating Mass — against a former West Virginia bishop who stepped down last year under a cloud of allegations of sexual and financial misconduct.

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Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

| Carol Glatz | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After current supplies run out, Vatican City State will no longer be selling any single-use plastic items on its tiny territory.

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