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Vatican worries about ‘forcibly removed’ bishop in China

13 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Vatican is expressing “grave concern” for a Chinese bishop who it says was “forcibly removed” from his office several weeks ago.

Japan marks 75 years of Vatican ties with Noh theater show

Japan has marked the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the Holy See with a performance of ancient traditional Noh theater in Rome. At the performance Saturday in Rome at … Click to Continue »

Sette Colli Swimmers Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini was one of the Sette Colli competitors able to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican today, June 24th. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Sette Colli Swimmers Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican

NY: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Recreated in WTC Transit Hub

Michelangelo's masterpieces are visiting New York City. Well, sort of. Thirty-four nearly life-size museum-quality images of the Renaissance painter's frescoes that adorn the Vatican's Sistine Chapel are now on display in the Oculus World Trade Center tra

Rare artefacts on show in the UK for the first time for major new Jacobites exhibition

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Rare treasures from Rome and the Vatican will go on display in the United Kingdom for the first time as a key part of a major new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. These outstanding artefacts form part of the largest exhibition about the Jacobites to be held in over 70 years. Show More Summary

Dutch royals return from Vatican with royal heirloom

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Dutch king and queen are returning home from a state visit to the Vatican with a royal heirloom: the baton purportedly carried by William of Orange during the 16th century Dutch War of Independence from Spanish rule.

TripAdvisor reveals top tours and attractions for 2017

TripAdvisor's top trending tours and attractions might be the ticket to keeping kids occupied during school summer break. Among the top sites: the Vatican, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath.

Pope Francis: Teamwork and fair play needed off the field as well as on

Pope Francis welcomed a contingent from the Pro Football Hall of Fame to the Vatican on Wednesday for what the Hall calls the first such meeting for an American sports organization. The group, which included Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Hall of Famers Curtis Martin, Chris Doleman, Ronnie Lott, Jim Taylor, Franco Harris and Floyd…

Jerry Jones Popes It Up at The Vatican

The guy with more money than god just met the guy with a direct line to him.  Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just had a face to face with Pope Francis at the Vatican... and even gifted his holiness with a customized "Papa Francesco" football…

It’s the summer of American football for Pope Francis

If Pope Francis wasn’t familiar with American football before, he sure is now after the last couple of months. On Wednesday, a group of NFL Hall of Famers received an audience at the Vatican with His Holiness, who was presented with an autographed Hall of Fame helmet and jersey by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. […]

Jerry Jones among group set to meet Pope Francis

Jerry Jones and a group from the Pro Football Hall of Fame have an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. It begs the question: Will Jones ask the Pope to bless his football team? According to Michael Granberry of the Dallas Morning News, Jones and his wife, Gene, are traveling in Italy…

Vatican's first auditor-general resigns unexpectedly

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's first auditor-general, who was appointed two years ago in a move aimed at ensuring transparency in the finances at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has resigned, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

Vatican defends new pro-abortion appointee at pro-life academy: abortion not his ‘focus’

Nigel Biggar 'does not intend to enter into the debate on this issue [of abortion] in the future,' said the Vatican prelate.

Pope Francis to visit Chile, Peru in January

Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in January, the Vatican said Monday, on a trip that will take the Catholic Church's first South American pontiff from Santiago to Lima. "His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Trip to Chile from 15 to 18 January 2018... Show More Summary

African press review 19 June 2017

Rwanda's ruling party chooses Paul Kagame as its official candidate for the August presidential election. There's more trouble for South Africa's Jacob Zuma. A Vatican conference on corruption warns that the Catholic Church may excommunicate mobsters and the corrupt. Show More Summary

Catholic Group Uses Loophole to Block Assisted Dying in Winnipeg Hospital

Even though doctors at St. Boniface Hospital in Manitoba want to help suffering patients die on their own terms, the Catholic group overseeing the hospital decided the Vatican knows better than medical professionals.They soon figured out a sneaky way to prevent doctors from helping those patients.

Religious and indigenous leaders urge better protection of forests

OSLO (Reuters) - Religious and indigenous leaders appealed on Monday for better protection of tropical forests from the Amazon to the Congo basin, with a Vatican bishop likening current losses to a collective suicide by humanity.

Donald Trump dragging US 'back to the past' by promoting coal and ditching Paris climate accord, Vatican warns

Donald Trump is taking the US “back to the past” with his decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement on climate change and efforts to revitalise the coal industry, a senior Vatican official has said. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez...Show More Summary

Vatican: Pope to visit Chile and Peru in January 2018

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in 2018, the Vatican announced Monday.

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