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Rembrandt Displayed in the Vatican for the First Time

Last edited 4th December 2016

Rembrandt has been brought to the Vatican for the first time in history in an event organized by the Congregation for the Promotion of Christian Unity and the Swedish Embassy.

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Vic Bishops Condemn Domestic Violence: 'A Crisis in Australia'

Last edited 29th November 2016

The statement, issued yesterday, echoes the words of Pope Francis that “we must always say ‘no’ to violence in the home.”

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Papal Advent Advice: Don't be Dominated by Material Things

Last edited 28th November 2016

The season of Advent is a reminder to us to open our horizons and have concern for more than just material things, the Pope said Sunday during his Angelus address.

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In Joint Declaration, Catholics and Lutherans Emphasize Unity

Last edited 31st October 2016

In a joint declaration signed for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholic and Lutheran leaders apologized for division in the Church and pledged to work for greater unity.

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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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