Vatican

Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

Pope Francis decried the “barbaric attack” on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.
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Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

Unusually, the group of prelates announced by the pope May 21 includes an auxiliary bishop whose archbishop is not a cardinal; he is Cardinal-designate Gregorio Rosa Chavez, 74, the current auxiliary bishop of San Salvador.
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Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May 24.
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God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says

God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring hope and joy, Pope Francis said.
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Commission reportedly thought first seven Medjugorje visions were real

The commission that now-retired Pope Benedict XVI established to study the alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, reportedly voted overwhelmingly to recognize as supernatural the first seven appearances of Mary in 1981.
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Reports say Callista Gingrich will be nominated as Vatican ambassador

Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will be Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, two U.S. news outlets are reporting.
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Returning from Fatima, pope says he has doubts about Medjugorje

While the investigations into the very first alleged apparitions at Medjugorje must continue, Pope Francis said he has doubts about claims that Mary continues to appear in the village of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints

Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.
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Vatican conference unites science and religion’s search for truth

Science and religion are not at odds but are united in the continuing search for truth in unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos.
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NDP senior lacrosse players manage academics, time and winning

Be ready with the spiritual weapon of faith because the biggest battle facing the Swiss Guard today is fighting the devil and worldly vices, Pope Francis told the guard’s members.
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