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Vatican: Pope Francis not in favor of optional priestly celibacy Watch

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A Vatican spokesman said Monday that Pope Francis' position on priestly celibacy is "known," quoting the pontiff's remarks in a January ... continue reading


Pope Francis: God acts in the midst of our trials and failures Watch

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 Love for God is always fruitful, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that Christ can bring good out of any circumstance -- even an ... continue reading





Solidarity, subsidiarity needed to provide medical care to all, pope says Watch

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The principles of solidarity and subsidiarity should be used together to ensure everyone, including the person experiencing poverty, has ... continue reading


Pope Francis apologizes for losing patience with woman who grabbed him Watch

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Pope Francis apologized Wednesday for losing his patience with a woman who grabbed his arm in St. Peter's Square on New Year's Eve. Vatican ... continue reading


Cardinal Grech, renowned theologian, dies at age 94 Watch

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Cardinal Prosper Grech, an internationally renowned theologian, died on Monday at the age of 94. Vatican City, (CNA) - Cardinal Prosper ... continue reading


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


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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

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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


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