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Vatican names new director of its financial watchdog agency

Vatican names new director of its financial watchdog agency

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than four months after Pope Francis named a new president for the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency, the leadership roster of the agency was completed with the naming of a new director and vice director.

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Pope creates coronavirus commission to respond to pandemic

Pope creates coronavirus commission to respond to pandemic

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis created a new commission that will confront the challenges the world is facing in battling the coronavirus pandemic and what it will inevitably face in its aftermath, the Vatican announced.

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Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican office that distributes free tickets to papal events has posted a notice on its website that “the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful.”

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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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Energy-efficient lights to adorn Vatican Christmas tree

Energy-efficient lights to adorn Vatican Christmas tree

| Carol Glatz | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s Christmas tree will be adorned with energy-saving lights, the governing office of Vatican City said.

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Official looks at meaning, role of ‘metropolitan archbishop’

Official looks at meaning, role of ‘metropolitan archbishop’

| Cindy Wooden | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most Catholics have never heard of a “metropolitan archbishop,” even if their archbishop is one.

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Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican has created a set of pastoral guidelines to inspire and improve the church’s work in addressing the crime of human trafficking and the care of its victims worldwide.

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As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced.

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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 Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017

Pope Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Portugal in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions of Fatima.

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Vatican sets up emails, hashtag to send pope birthday greetings

Vatican sets up emails, hashtag to send pope birthday greetings

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though Pope Francis was planning a “normal” workday for his birthday, well-wishers can help brighten it up with special tweets and emails.

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Vatican, World Youth Day officials release pope’s Poland itinerary

Vatican, World Youth Day officials release pope’s Poland itinerary

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will visit the Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau during his visit to Poland for World Youth Day in Krakow.

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