VATICAN CITY, April 19 (Reuters) - Pope Francis, speaking after some 700 migrants were feared dead in the Mediterranean, on Sunday appealed to the international community to take swift and decisive action to avoid more tragedies. "They...Show More Summary
Pope Francis met with and prayed for the family of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, in the Vatican, and was urged to speak to Pakistan's government for her release.
The Basilica of St Peter is hosting an especially interesting show of sacred sculptures in gold, silver and bronze, from now until June 30; the objects displayed include reliquaries of various kinds, as well as chalices, pax bredes and processional crosses, from several different periods. Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 88th birthday Thursday with a party and a pint of beer. Photos released by the Vatican newspaper Thursday showed the German pope toasting a group of Bavarians in the Vatican...Show More Summary
NUNS WIN! NUNS WIN! Or at least American nuns no longer have a Vatican investigation hanging over their heads, anyway. Read more...
Happy Friday, Goths.
Barry Manilow's friend Suzanne Somers confirms the singer is gay and his marriage to longtime partner/manager Garry Kief was "freeing" for him. Apple CEO Tim Cook, director Lee Daniels, actress Laverne Cox, soccer player Abby Wambach and Transparent creator Jill...
The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis is weighing whether to add a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip.
Vatican Announces Major Summit On Climate Change Jack Jenkins, April 15, 2015 (ClimateProgress) “…[A] landmark climate change-themed conference to be hosted at the Vatican later this month [is] the latest in Pope Francis’ faith-rooted campaign to raise awareness about global warming…[E]ntitled Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity. Show More Summary
The drag shows have sparked moments of advocacy and bordered on indoctrination with emcees, students and guests often pushing agendas contradictory to Church teaching.
Following up on my previous posts (links below): Washington Post, Catholic University Turns to Buyouts and Layoffs to Cut Spending: Catholic University, a school with direct ties to the Vatican, is trimming staff through layoffs and buyouts because of financial pressures. It is the third private university in the nation’s...
(RNS) The long and often contentious duel between the Vatican and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious came to an abrupt end on Thursday (April 16); the probe of the umbrella group that represents most of the nation’s 50,000 nuns concluded with an amicable resolution that avoided serious sanctions for the sisters. Show More Summary
The Holy See is in talks for Francis to make a trip to the island-nation in September. The pontiff helped forge a breakthrough in relations between Havana and Washington.
USA Today says: Pope Francis is considering visiting Cuba in September, the Vatican said Friday. The story is here.
The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis is considering a visit to Cuba during his trip to the United States in September, but a final decision is yet to be made. Francis reportedly had written to leaders of the U.S. and Cuba, in a bit to restore relations between the two countries. The Vatican also [...]
A government plane carrying the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic for an official visit to the Vatican returned to Belgrade Friday due to an engine failure.
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis may include Cuba on the itinerary of his visit to the United States in September, the Vatican said on Friday, adding that discussions with Cuban authorities were still at an early stage.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Friday that Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but that no decision has been made. Francis has been credited with having helped the United States and Cuba...Show More Summary
“Picture this. Visitors to the Vatican arrive in St Peter’s Square … After looking at a display on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, they are filtered into a full-scale replica, with a ceiling that is a giant photograph of the famous artwork. Perhaps one day this may come about, as the Vatican worries about preserving its […]
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