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Rome conference looks at how jobs, development, ecology are connected

Rome conference looks at how jobs, development, ecology are connected

VATICAN, May 3, 2016– Paying workers a just wage has been “one of the most consistent and central themes of Catholic social teaching” for more than a century, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. “Wages cannot be left solely to the whim of the market, but must be [...]

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VATICAN, May 3, 2016– In his May prayer video Pope Francis issued a global petition that women in all countries would be respected and valued, asking rhetorically if the mere recognition of their role is enough, or if more can be done. “The contribution of women in all areas of human activity is undeniable, beginning [...]

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VATICAN, May 2, 2016– Intensify dialogue, not violence, in order to push for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said. “I urge all parties involved in the conflict to respect the cease-fire and strengthen talks underway — the only path that leads to peace,” he said after reciting the “Regina Coeli” prayer with pilgrims gathered in [...]

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Pope laments recent violence in Syria, renews call for dialogue

VATICAN, May 1, 2016– Pope Francis on Sunday decried the resurgence of violence in Syria in recent days, especially in Aleppo, and renewed the call to bring about peace through dialogue. “I receive with deep sorrow the tragic news coming from Syria, about the spiral of violence that continues to aggravate the already desperate humanitarian [...]

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Ethics must guide medical research, protect human dignity, pope says

VATICAN, April 29, 2016– Moral and ethical concerns must guide medical research so it will always be at the service of protecting human life and dignity, Pope Francis said. In that way, education and research can strive “to serve higher values, such as solidarity, generosity, magnanimity, sharing of knowledge, respect for human life, and fraternal [...]

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VATICAN, April 29, 2016– Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. The arrests made in Lombardy and Piedmont April 28 were the result of a joint operation coordinated by the district attorney of Milan and the Italian [...]

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Pope advocates for ‘globalization of empathy’ in curing rare diseases

VATICAN, April 29, 2016– On Friday Pope Francis told participants in a Vatican stem cell summit that a renewed sense of empathy ought to fuel their work and research, ensuring that no person goes without access to proper care. “It is fundamentally important that we promote greater empathy in society, and not remain indifferent to [...]

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Mapping with the stars: Nuns instrumental in Vatican celestial survey

VATICAN, April 28, 2016– Of the many momentous or menial tasks women religious perform, one of the better-kept secrets has been the role of four Sisters of the Holy Child Mary who were part of a global effort to make a complete map and catalog of the starry skies. Up until recently, the women were [...]

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True believers serve others, pope says at audience

VATICAN, April 27, 2016– To ignore the suffering of another person is to ignore God, Pope Francis said. And going to church does not automatically make someone love their neighbor, the pope said April 27 as he reflected on the Gospel parable of the good Samaritan during his weekly general audience. Christians are called to [...]

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Pope blasts clericalism in Latin American Church

VATICAN, April 26, 2016– Pope Francis issued strong words to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, calling clericalism “one of the greatest distortions” facing the local Church. “(W)e’d do well to recall that the Church is not an elite priests, of consecrated people, of bishops but all of us make up the faithful and Holy [...]

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Could reconciliation with the SSPX arrive with ease?

VATICAN, April 26, 2016– Pope Francis may soon offer the Society of Saint Pius X regular canonical status within the Church, without requiring the acceptance of certain texts of the Second Vatican Council with which they disagree. It also appears the SSPX may itself be poised to take such a historic step, urging that “perhaps [...]

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Suspended audit reveals power struggle at the Vatican

VATICAN, April 25, 2016– The recent suspension of an audit of Vatican finances by a major accounting firm shed light on a lively debate within the Sacred Walls about the balance of power between the Secretariat of State and the Secretariat for the Economy. The debate is, in fact, a result of the Curia reform [...]

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Pope pays surprise visit to Earth Day celebration

ROME, Italy, April 24, 2016– Pope Francis encouraged Christians to courageously venture into the metaphorical deserts of the world during a surprise visit to an Earth Day celebration in Rome Sunday. “There are so many deserts in the cities, in the lives of people who have no future, because there are…always prejudices and fears,” the [...]

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Pope to teens: There isn’t a phone app for love and happiness

VATICAN, April 24, 2016– Freedom does not come from things we possess or from doing whatever we want, Pope Francis said Sunday in his homily for the Jubilee for boys and girls. Rather, true freedom and happiness can only be found in the love of Jesus. “Your happiness has no price,” the Pope said during [...]

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Pope urges teens to practice works of mercy

ROME, Italy, April 23, 2016– Pope Francis has challenged young people to commit to practicing the corporal works of mercy in order to recognize the face of Jesus in each other. “As you know, the works of mercy are simple gestures, which belong to the life of every day, allowing you to recognize the face [...]

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Pope hears confessions at Jubilee event for teens

VATICAN, April 23, 2016– Pope Francis on Saturday heard the confessions of young people in St. Peter’s Square as part of this weekend’s Jubilee for Boys and Girls, an event which is expected to draw tens of thousands of teenagers from around the world. Sitting on simple chairs out in the open along with other [...]

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