Holy See

Thumbnail a view of the facade of st peters basilica from the vaticans apostolic palace credit lauren cater cna Annual report shows progress in Vatican financial transparency

Vatican City, May 16, 2017 / 06:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s 2016 AIF financial report shows the trend toward transparency of previous...

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Thumbnail the statue of st peter inside the vaticans st peters square jan 19 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna Bishop Fellay: Offer of personal prelature under consideration

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2017 / 07:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While divisions between the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X still exist,...

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After his recent visit to Russia, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said a key message of his overall “positive” trip was the...

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Thumbnail flag of china credit tomas roggero via flickr cc by 20 12 10 15 Chinese bishop forcibly removed from diocese still missing

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2017 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday the Vatican issued a statement on the situation of the Chinese Bishop Peter Shao...

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Thumbnail pilgrims from china at the general audience in st peters square oct 12 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna Church leaders in China remain open to dialogue with Vatican

Fuzhou, China, Jul 19, 2017 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Catholic Church in China journeys toward a normalized relationship with the Holy...

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A U.N. committee member who insinuated that the Catholic position against abortion violates an anti-torture agreement signed by the Holy See should...

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Thumbnail felice gaer speaks during a panel on january 21 2013 credit chatham house via flickr cc by 20 cna 5 28 14 Critic: UN abortion controversy shows push to exclude Catholics

U.N. anti-torture committee member Felice Gaer’s statement to a Holy See delegation equating opposition to abortion and torture is part of a...

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Thumbnail donald trump credit addie mena pope francis credit daniel ibanez cna Despite it all, Francis and Trump may just hit it off

ROME - Pope Francis recently met with the Vatican’s communications brain trust, urging them to use “a little violence, but good, good violence,” in...

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Thumbnail pope francis and fidel castro in a private meeting sept 20 2015 photo courtesy of alex castro cna Fidel Castro, communist leader who met three Popes, dies at 90

Vatican City, Nov 26, 2016 / 03:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an unexpected televised statement, Fidel Castro’s brother and the current president of...

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Thumbnail pope francis with  archbishop  emil paul tscherrig apostolic nuncio to argentina in vatican city on aug 24 2017 credit losservatore romano cna For the first time, the papal nuncio to Italy is not Italian

For the first time ever, a non-Italian will serve as apostolic nuncio, or papal ambassador, to Italy. On Sept. 12, Pope Francis appointed...

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Thumbnail pope francis and patriarch bartholomew i in greece april 16 2016 credit losservatore romano cna Francis appeals to the martyrs in ecumenical message to Patriarch

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2016 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishop of Rome sent a message to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on...

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Thumbnail pope francis speaks to journalists aboard the papal flight from rome to bogota colombia on sept 6 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Colombia

In his conversation with journalists on the return flight from Cartagena to Rome on Monday, Pope Francis touched on a variety of topics, notably...

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Thumbnail pope francis egypt presser Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight presser from Egypt

Vatican City, Apr 29, 2017 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his conversation with journalists on the way back from Egypt, Pope Francis touched on an...

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Thumbnail francis trudeau cna size Here's what Pope Francis and Justin Trudeau talked about

Vatican City, May 29, 2017 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a private audience which...

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Thumbnail a view of st peters basilica 1 and vatican city flag from the roof of a nearby building on june 5 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 6 5 15 Holy See and Benin sign agreement on Church’s legal status

Cotonou, Benin, Oct 22, 2016 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See and the Republic of Benin have signed an agreement formally recognizing the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock doctor cna size Holy See backs global health goals, says 'leave no one behind'

The Vatican has voiced support for global health care goals and has said that Catholic institutions are committed to combating problems like...

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb 5, 2017 / 07:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday...

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Thumbnail bishop michael yeung ming cheung of hong kong credit gcatholicorg cna Hong Kong bishop talks Church-state relations, hopes for the future

The challenges endured by Catholics in China are complex, said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, but there are reasons to be hopeful...

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