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Pope Francis asks families to put down their phones on Holy Family feast Watch

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On the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged families to get off their cell phones and talk to one another. ... continue reading


Notre-Dame still at risk of destruction, says rector Watch

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in Paris the day after a massive fire damaged parts of the roof and structure

This year Christmas Mass was not celebrated at Notre-Dame de Paris for the first time since the French First Republic, and the cathedral's ... continue reading



Children are 'innocence, promise, many good things,' Pope Francis says Watch

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Pope Francis Sunday attended a party with the children and families receiving treatment and help at the Vatican's 98-year-old free health ... continue reading


Legion of Christ says 33 of its priests sexually abused minors Watch

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Since its founding in 1941, 33 priests of the Legionaries of Christ committed sexual abuse of minors, victimizing 175 children, according ... continue reading


Pope Francis installs cross in Vatican for migrants who died in Mediterranean Watch

Image of Pope Francis installed inside the Vatican palace a cross with a life jacket molded to it Dec 19 2019

Pope Francis Thursday hung a cross encircled by a life jacket inside a Vatican building in memory of migrants and refugees who have lost ... continue reading


Benedict XVI creates foundation for Catholic journalism in Germany Watch

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In what came as a surprise to many members of the Catholic elite in Germany, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has launched a foundation for ... continue reading



Pope Francis and UN Secretary General record video urging religious freedom, climate protection Watch

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Pope Francis and the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres recorded a video message together at the Vatican Friday in which ... continue reading


Pope Francis surprises high school students before Christmas break Watch

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Pope Francis Friday made a surprise visit to a high school in Rome, where he spoke to about 800 students and answered questions about war, ... continue reading


Former Continuing Anglican bishop to be received into the Catholic Church Watch

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Gavin Ashenden, a former Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in the Church of England who was consecrated a bishop in a Continuing Anglican ... continue reading


Accused nuncio to France resigns post Watch

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Pope Francis Tuesday accepted Archbishop Luigi Ventura's resignation as apostolic nuncio to France. Ventura was accused of sexual assault ... continue reading


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