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Triple Vaccinated Vatican Chiefs Test Positive for Coronavirus

Triple Vaccinated Vatican Chiefs Test Positive for Coronavirus

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, and Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, his deputy, have tested positive for the coronavirus, reports veteran Vatican journalist Edward Pentin.

Vatican Threatens Unvaccinated Employees as Pope Francis Laments Layoffs

Vatican Threatens Unvaccinated Employees as Pope Francis Laments Layoffs

The Vatican threatened its unvaccinated workers Wednesday while Pope Francis prayed for all those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Pope Francis removes archbishop tied to document barring same-sex blessings

Pope Francis removes archbishop tied to document barring same-sex blessings

ROME (AP) — Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was widely seen as being behind the March 2021 document that outraged the gay community, which Francis has made pains to welcome into the church fold. The post Pope Francis removes archbishop tied to document barring same-sex blessings appeared…

Vatican: Twenty-Two Catholic Missionaries Killed in 2021

Vatican: Twenty-Two Catholic Missionaries Killed in 2021

The Vatican press office distributed a report Thursday that a total of 22 Catholic missionaries were violently killed during the year 2021.

Pope Francis: Saint Joseph Was a ‘Persecuted and Courageous Migrant’

Pope Francis: Saint Joseph Was a ‘Persecuted and Courageous Migrant’

Pope Francis presented Saint Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, as a “persecuted and courageous migrant” in a provocative address in the Vatican Wednesday.

Pope Francis Mourns Death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Pope Francis Mourns Death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Pope Francis sent condolences Sunday for the death of South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, praising his witness in promoting racial equality.

Pope Francis Ramps Up Effort to Squash Conservatives with More Restrictions on Traditional Latin Mass

Pope Francis Ramps Up Effort to Squash Conservatives with More Restrictions on Traditional Latin Mass

ROME (AP) – Pope Francis doubled down Saturday on his efforts to quash the old Latin Mass, forbidding the celebration of some sacraments according to the ancient rite in his latest salvo against conservatives and traditionalists.

Pope Francis likens European efforts to ‘cancel Christmas’ to dictatorship

Pope Francis likens European efforts to ‘cancel Christmas’ to dictatorship

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis commented on a leaked EU document, accusing it of trying to ‘cancel Christmas’ and calling it a form of ‘ideological colonization.’ The post Pope Francis likens European efforts to ‘cancel Christmas’ to dictatorship appeared first on Religion News Service.

Paris archbishop who had ‘ambiguous’ relationship resigns

Paris archbishop who had ‘ambiguous’ relationship resigns

Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit said in a statement Thursday that he offered to step down “to preserve the diocese from the division that suspicion and loss of trust are continuing to provoke.” The post Paris archbishop who had ‘ambiguous’ relationship resigns appeared first on Religion News Service.

Pope Francis and Macron meet at the Vatican amid clergy abuse scandals in France

Pope Francis and Macron meet at the Vatican amid clergy abuse scandals in France

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As French Catholics come to terms with a staggering clergy abuse report, President Emmanuel Macron met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The post Pope Francis and Macron meet at the Vatican amid clergy abuse scandals in France appeared first on Religion News Service.

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