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Vatican Presents World Conference on Sport and Faith

Last edited 5th October 2016

The Vatican is presenting a conference on sport and faith to world leaders from Wednesday to Friday in Rome.


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Cardinal Turkson: 'We do not stop war by starting another war'

Last edited 21st September 2016

Pope Francis is giving "very strong recognition" to a landmark conference held at the Vatican last spring that called on the global Catholic church to reject its long-held teachings on just war theory, Cardinal Peter Turkson has said.Turkson, the head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said the pontiff's decision to focus his message for World Peace Day in 2017 on nonviolent strategies to prevent and stop global violence was partly caused by the discussions at the conference. "He's adopted this topic … as the message of peace for next year," said Turkson, referring to Francis.


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Amid Communist Rule, A Catholic University Opens in Vietnam

Last edited 21st September 2016

After 40 years, the first Catholic Church-operated university opened in Vietnam since the advent of communism in the country.


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A new General Chapter of Dominicans begins, in search of new "preaching strategies"

Last edited 25th July 2016

The Dominicans opened their new General Chapter this evening with a procession in Bologna, Italy. It was the end of a large pilgrimage to cross the places where their founder, Saint Dominic, spent his life.


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Bishops Urge US Govt to Protect Freedom of Those Who Reject Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Last edited 13th July 2016

Urging support for the First Amendment Defense Act, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, issued the following statement:


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New Press Office Directors Given Warm Vatican Welcome

Last edited 12th July 2016

After the appointment of two laypersons as the new directors of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Vigano said that while their roles haven’t yet been clearly defined amid ongoing reforms, the two will play a key role in Vatican communications.


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Pope Taps Chicago Archbishop As Member of Congregation For Bishops

Last edited 7th July 2016

Pope Francis has named Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich a member of the Congregation for Bishops, the office that advises the pope on the nomination of bishops around the world.


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Former Boat Person Installed as Fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Last edited 16th June 2016

The new Bishop of Parramatta and former boat person, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM ConV, acknowledged the "politically charged issues" of asylum seekers and youth radicalisation and vowed to be a bridge builder between communities, at his installation Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral last night.


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Can I Go to Confession over the Phone?

Last edited 2nd June 2016

With all of the communication we do through the Internet and over the phone, why do we still have to go to confession in person? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains the importance of the matter.

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The Corpus Christi Procession Passes Through the Streets of Rome

Last edited 26th May 2016

After Pope Francis celebrated Corpus Christi Mass on Thursday evening, a procession followed from the Basilica of St. John Lateran to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.


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