Category Archives: Vatican

Beware of scammers trying to sell papal audience tickets, Pope Francis says

Tickets to his general audiences and his public Masses are free. Don’t be fooled, he told people at his audience today.      

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Caption contest draws humorous entries

By Jim Lackey We have been having a little fun with this photo, taken over the weekend by our Rome-bureau photographer, Paul Haring: In the photo from Saturday, Pope Francis is speaking to Italian youngsters, some of whom were born in prison and … Continue reading

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At the Vatican: “Women are here,” they are tackling problems

VATICAN CITY — The women who run the Vatican newspaper’s monthly supplement, “Women — Church — World,” do not mind at all that their conference Friday through Sunday is just the latest in a long line of Vatican meetings focused … Continue reading

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U.S. student choir livens things up in Vatican press hall

By Laura Ieraci VATICAN CITY — The usual frenetic sound in the Vatican press hall of journalists hammering away at their computer keyboards was briefly muted yesterday by the powerful and soulful voices of the Walsh University Chamber Singers. The … Continue reading

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El papa Francisco visitará Cuba antes de comenzar su visita a Estados Unidos

CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (CNS) — El sacerdote jesuita Federico Lombardi, portavoz del Vaticano, dijo a reporteros el 22 de abril que el papa ha “recibido y aceptado la invitación de las autoridades civiles y los obispos de Cuba” y ha … Continue reading

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Pope: Mercy is “the beating heart of the Gospel”

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis formally presented his official proclamation of the 2015-2016 extraordinary jubilee or Holy Year of Mercy this evening before celebrating vespers in St. Peter’s Basilica. The proclamation, called a “bull of indiction,” is titled “Misericordiae Vultus” … Continue reading

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Proclaiming the Holy Year at the Holy Door

By Elliot Williams* VATICAN CITY — Saturday evening, in front of the Holy Door in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis’ will give the archpriests of the major basilicas of Rome copies of his “bull of indiction,” or … Continue reading

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