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4 hrs ago | Reuters
Muslims in the Middle East are fighting wars of religion. Like the carnage between Protestants and Catholics that haunted Northern Ireland during the last third of the 20th century, there is little anyone can do until local peoples crave peace so intensely they are willing to cultivate it.
8 hrs ago | DFW Catholic
Vatican City, Sep 16, 2014 / 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday focused on the importance of giving hope to the world by imitating Jesus Christ's closeness to God's people. "When God visits his people he restores hope to them.
9 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on Monday in the chapel of the St. Martha Residence, Pope Francis said that we can learn from the Blessed Virgin Mary who suffered with her Son at the foot of the Cross. "Jesus came into the world to learn how to be a man, and by being a man, walk with men.
13 hrs ago | The Independent
Habeeb Al-Sadr told the Italian press said Isis' threat to kill the Pope is a serious one despite the Vatican previously playing the risk down Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The Islamic State is intent on killing the Pope, the Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See has warned the Vatican.
17 hrs ago | Newindpress
COLOMBO: If Pope Francis canonizes Fr Joseph Vaz , as he is expected to when he visits Sri Lanka in January 2015, the island nation will be getting its first Saint. Vaz's canonization will be a landmark for India too, because he would be the first full-blooded Indian to be canonized.
The key motives of Pope Francis' visit to Albania next Sunday are to honor the martyrs who died under Albanian Communism, to promote dialogue between Christians and Muslims, and to pay homage to Blessed Mother Teresa, a native of Albania. This morning Father Federico Lombardi , head of the Vatican Press Office, met with journalists and laid out these points for the Pope's upcoming trip.
On this day in 2010 Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Edinburgh for the start of a four-day visit to the UK. Picture: Phil Wilkinson 1847: The United Shakespeare Company bought the house in which Shakespeare was born at Stratford-upon-Avon for 3,000, the first building in Britain to be bought for preservation.
Many of the 20 couples married on Sunday had been cohabiting - "living in sin" under church law, CBS 2's Tony Aiello reported. But Pope Francis set a forgiving tone as the couples tied the knot under the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
Giuseppe Ricciardi, a seminarian from the Diocese of Aversa, posted a picture of himself with the retired Pontiff on his Twitter feed. Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation .
Yes, you read that right. Couples who had lived together, couples who had sex before marriage, even one with a grown child were married in the Vatican by the pope himself.
The official website of the papal visit to the Philippines has been launched. The website, at www.PapalVisit.ph, "aims to bring the Holy Father closer to the Filipino digital generation, with features on the life and teachings of the Pope and his message of Mercy and Compassion," said the president of the Catholi
"Since the publication of Bishop Finn's column in the Catholic Key, the National Catholic Reporter has escalated its attack on the bishop personally - using its pages to publish an insolent "Open Letter to Pope Francis" demanding the removal of Robert W. Finn as bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO diocese.
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15 By Claude Salhani -Trend: As the war against Islamist terror begins to gather momentum, forging new alliances and accentuating older ones while questioning others, now that the Obama administration appears to have a policy of sorts, some pundits are beginning to ask if this conflict qualifies as a world war? Indeed, when does a war rank as a "world war"? Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines a world war as "a war involving many nations of the world."
Femen activists during a protest at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France against the Catholic church's stance on gay-marriage in February 2013. Photo: Jacob Khrist / Femin.org Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards" following a Parisian court's decision to release nine Femen activists who stormed the Notre Dame cathedral last year to stage a topless protest against the pope.
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Vatican City, Sep 14, 2014 / 07:59 am .- "Marriage is a symbol of life the Sacrament of love of Christ and the Church, a love which finds its proof and guarantee in the Cross." This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, delivered moments before presiding over the marriages of 20 couples from the Diocese of Rome.
Forty "I do's" - or "Si" in Italian - were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Among the couples, all from the Rome area, is one in which the groom's first marriage was annulled by the church and the bride has a daughter from an earlier relationship.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:31 pm
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