Category Archives: Vatican

Mother Mary: The merciful, mischievous interceder in Italian legends

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told a story today about a legend in southern Italy to illustrate how Mary is always nearby, watching, waiting and ready to jump in and lend a hand. While Jesus is every person’s best advocate … Continue reading

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Wanted: Humble shepherd, clear communicator, world traveler

VATICAN CITY — Four years ago today, 115 cardinal-electors chose a new pope. Inspired through prayer and the Holy Spirit, the men sought to elect the best pastor for this particular moment in the church and the world. We here … Continue reading

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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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