Pope’s Amazon synod proposes married priests, female leaders

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2019 04:38:17 +0000

VATICAN CITY: Catholic bishops from across the Amazon called on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in the region, an historic proposal that would upend centuries of Roman Catholic tradition. The majority of 180 bishops from nine Amazonian countries also called for the Vatican […]

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Pope braves rain-soaked mountain roads for Transylvania Mass

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 23:30:25 +0000

Pope braves rain-soaked mountain roads for Transylvania Mass

MIERCUREA CIUC, Romania – Pope Francis braved a rain-soaked, twisting drive through the mountains of Transylvania on Saturday to visit Romania’s most famous shrine, urging Romanian and ethnic Hungarian faithful to work together for their future.

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Pope leads Good Friday procession highlighting modern-day slaves’ plight

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:23:46 +0000

Pope Francis delivers his blessing to worshipers during the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession at the ancient Colosseum (Colosseo, Colisee) on Good Friday, on April 19, 2019 in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Pope Francis on Friday led the traditional Easter week “Way of the Cross” procession in Rome, which was this year took the theme of modern-day slavery and human trafficking, including the prostitutes who ply their trade on Italy’s streets.

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Pope thanks Notre Dame firefighters on behalf of whole Church

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:57:08 +0000

Pope Francis blesses worshipers and palm branches at the start of the Palm Sunday mass on April 14, 2019 at St. Peter's square in the Vatican. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked the firefighters who risked their lives to save the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on behalf of the entire Catholic Church.

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Pope kisses feet of South Sudan’s once-warring leaders

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:31:24 +0000

Pope kisses feet of South Sudan’s once-warring leaders

Pope Francis, in a dramatic gesture of humbleness, knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders on Thursday as he urged them not to return to a civil war.

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Vatican meets lawyers opposed to the criminalization of gays

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:09:48 +0000

Vatican meets lawyers opposed to the criminalization of gays

VATICAN CITY  — International lawyers researching the criminalization of homosexuality met Friday with the Vatican secretary of state and urged the Holy See to publicly oppose such laws and “conversion” therapies for gays.

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Vatican negotiator reveals decades-long path to China deal

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 05:15:26 +0000

Vatican negotiator reveals decades-long path to China deal

ROME – The Vatican official who negotiated a landmark agreement between the Holy See and China on bishop nominations said Monday that the path to normalizing Catholic life in the country “is still long” but that a new future is now possible.

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