Paul VI accused Archbishop Lefebvre of acting like an ‘antipope’

Confronting a rebel archbishop's accusations and acts of defiance was the heaviest cross Blessed Paul VI had to bear in his pontificate, said a new book based on never-before published notes and documents.
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Vatican issues new rules for communities of contemplative nuns

The Vatican released an instruction with new norms for contemplative orders of nuns, encouraging cooperation among their monasteries and outlining procedures for communities left with only a few members.
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Pope’s Lamborghini fetches nearly $1 million for charity at auction

A custom-built 2018 Lamborghini Huracan coupe autographed by Pope Francis raised nearly $1 million at a Sotheby's auction May 12 in Monaco.
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Jesus in heaven invites all Christians to share his good news, pope says

As they journey through life, Christians must look for Christ, especially among the poor, and give concrete signs of hope to others, Pope Francis said.
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Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for "asylum" in Italy so his seriously ill son may receive care and not be euthanized in England.
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Pope, Christian leaders condemn use of violence against Syria

The pope's appeal came after the United States, France and the United Kingdom launched missiles on Syria April 13, targeting sites intended to weaken the nation's chemical weapons capability.
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With new document, pope shows holiness is for everyone, speakers say

Pope Francis is reminding Christians that the desired goal of their journey is true life, joy, meaning and fullness found in Jesus with the help of divine grace and the action of the Holy Spirit received in baptism.
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U.S. seminarian who carried cross at pope’s Easter Mass dies in Rome

The U.S. seminarian, who was a third-year theology student at Rome's Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University, was scheduled to be ordained a deacon July 7 in Houston.
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Pope: Jesus’ church offers truth, comfort despite efforts to discredit it

Leading a prayer to God for the grace to feel ashamed and repentant for so many sins in the world, Pope Francis highlighted the hope that always comes from Jesus.
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Pope confirms plans to attend World Meeting of Families in Dublin

Receiving a delegation from Ireland and blessing an icon of the Holy Family, Pope Francis confirmed his intention to visit Dublin for the final days of the World Meeting of Families.
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Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron of Guam guilty of abuse

Archbishop Apuron had been accused of sexually abusing several boys in the 1970s. He continually has denied the abuse allegations.
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Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

The pope spoke to hundreds of confessors and other participants attending an annual course on the sacrament of reconciliation
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