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Vatican confirms ongoing Sistine Chapel Choir finance inquiry

Vatican confirms ongoing Sistine Chapel Choir finance inquiry

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican confirmed an ongoing investigation into financial irregularities involving the directors of the Sistine Chapel Choir.

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Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.”

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Use internet to promote tourism that respects environment, Vatican says

Use internet to promote tourism that respects environment, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

With more and more people planning their vacations online and sharing their experiences digitally, the tourism industry and tourists themselves should pay more attention to using online forums to encourage respect for the locales visited and for the communities that live there, the Vatican said.

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U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amid controversy caused by a Vatican official’s assertions that priests “have no credibility” in marriage preparation, representatives from dioceses across the United States maintain that both priests and laity have integral roles in the process.

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Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

| Carol Glatz | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“None of us must feel ‘superior’ to anyone. None of us should look down at others from above. The only time we can look at a person in this way is when we are helping them to stand up,” Pope Francis said during a ceremony in which he elevated 14 bishops and archbishops from 11 different nations to the College of Cardinals June 28.

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Choir to take ecumenical message to Vatican in October

Choir to take ecumenical message to Vatican in October

| Melenie Soucheray | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months after the close of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the call to keep working toward forgiveness and unity between Catholics and Lutherans still reverberates internationally and locally.

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Hollywood meets Holy See: Making movies at the Vatican

Hollywood meets Holy See: Making movies at the Vatican

| Robert Duncan | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In early May, dozens of movie extras dressed as cardinals milled around the streets outside St. Peter’s Square. One member of the film crew told The New York Times: “This is the dominion of Netflix.”

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Humanity 2.0: Vatican hosts experts to discuss tenderness

Humanity 2.0: Vatican hosts experts to discuss tenderness

| Cindy Wooden | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Close to 100 financiers, philanthropists, artists, tech experts, physicians, politicians and religious leaders spent more than an hour in a Vatican meeting room talking about tenderness.

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Gingrich formally begins service as U.S. ambassador to Holy See

Gingrich formally begins service as U.S. ambassador to Holy See

| Callista Gingrich | December 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

Callista Gingrich presented her letters of credential to Pope Francis, formally assuming her duties as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

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Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

| November 2, 2017 | 10 Comments

After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff’s teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.

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Ex-head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office

Ex-head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office

| Carol Glatz | October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Vatican court found the former president of the Vatican-owned pediatric hospital guilty of abuse of office for using donations belonging to the hospital’s foundation to refurbish a Vatican-owned apartment used by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state.

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