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Cardinal Marc Ouellet responds to accusations against Pope Francis in forthright letter

Cardinal Marc Ouellet writes to "his fellow brother", Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, responding to his accusations according to his own personal knowledge and documents...

Synod 2018 — Pope to Young People: Coherence and Concreteness are the keywords

On Saturday evening, at a festive youth event in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Pope Francis gave what he called “orientation” responses...

Synod 2018 — Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban shares his first impression of Synod on Youth

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, Archbishop of Durban, shared his first impressions of the Synod for Youth under way in Rome. Cardinal Napier is one of...

The Church should help heal Zimbabwe

In the aftermath of Zimbabwe’s elections, in which six persons died, a leading educationist, Jesuit Fr Joe Arimoso says to Vatican News that it...

SECAM building the Church in Africa as a family of God

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) was recently held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The President of SECAM, Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, Archbishop of...

Africa Day 2018: celebrating Nelson Mandela and his legacy

Africans across the globe mark Africa Day on 25 May each year. This year the theme of many of the events celebrating the occasion...

Pope Francis announces names of fourteen new cardinals

In a surprise move on Pentecost Sunday Pope Francis announced that he would be creating 14 new cardinals. He told the crowd gathered in...

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Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron...

New Apostolic Letter highlights St Jerome’s love of Scripture

Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter for the 1600th anniversary of the death of Saint Jerome the “great doctor and father of the...

Remembering Ennio Morricone and his sense of the Sacred

The Oscar-winning composer, Ennio Morricone, whose music defined the atmosphere and success of hundreds of films of all genres, has died in Rome, aged...

Pope announces a consistory for the creation of 13 new cardinals

During the Angelus on Sunday, 25 October 2020, Pope Francis announced that he was going to create 13 new cardinals. Vatican News reports that...

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