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Pope invites prayers for victims of war and natural disasters
Posted on 03/26/2023 03:18 AM ()
At the conclusion of the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis asks for prayers for war-torn Ukraine, victims of the tornado in Mississippi, USA, and earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria. He also prayed for peace and reconciliation in Peru.
Pope at Angelus: Like little children learning to walk, let God take you by the hand
Posted on 03/26/2023 02:20 AM ()
During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis calls on faithful to do as they did when they were little children learning how to walk, by letting God take them by the hand and lead the way, even when they fall or feel discouraged.
Canada: crimes against Catholics increase 260 percent
Posted on 03/25/2023 07:13 AM ()
According to a study released by Statistics Canada, 3,360 reports of hate crimes have been reported by the police, targeting religions, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity
The Lord's Day Reflection: ‘The Love that calls us from the dead’
Posted on 03/25/2023 06:29 AM ()
As the Church marks the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Jonathan Montaldo offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “The Love that calls us from the dead”.
Abrahamic Family House welcomes UAE residents, visitors for worship
Posted on 03/25/2023 05:37 AM ()
The Abrahamic Family House offers a tranquil haven for the faithful of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam to worship in Abu Dhabi and engage in interreligious dialogue.
Pope to Italian Catholics: Always walk together with fraternal love
Posted on 03/25/2023 04:52 AM ()
Meeting in the Vatican with a group of parishioners from the Italian city of Rho, in the Archdiocese of Milan, Pope Francis highlights the role of the parish as a community walking together at the service of all and animated by the same love of Christ.
Cardinal Cupich: Pope’s ‘Vos Estis’ update seeks to give justice to abuse victims
Posted on 03/25/2023 04:01 AM ()
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, welcomes Pope Francis’ promulgation of an updated version of ‘Vos estis lux mundi’, and says it confirms the Church’s desire to root out sexual abuse and give justice to abuse victims.
Pope confirms ‘Vos estis lux mundi’ procedures against abuse
Posted on 03/25/2023 04:00 AM ()
Pope Francis promulgates an updated version of the Church’s norms to prevent and counter sexual abuse against minors and vulnerable adults, harmonizing various legislative reforms introduced since 2019 and extending the norms to cover lay leaders of international associations of the faithful recognized by the Holy See.
Archbishop Scicluna on 'universal law' to protect minors
Posted on 03/25/2023 04:00 AM ()
Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Adjunct Secretary of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith and an expert in the fight against abuse, shares his thoughts on Pope Francis' updates to "Vos estis lux mundi," and says one important change is a "detailed procedure for reporting and investigating allegations against lay people at the head of international associations."
Dr. Ruffini: Sexual violence is 'destruction of humanity'
Posted on 03/24/2023 11:24 AM ()
Speaking at a panel discussion on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, the Prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication, says "We are all involved ... We cannot say 'I wasn't there, I didn't know'".