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... since the foundation was set up, including the growth of economic inequality and increased levels of corruption. Archbishop Martin talked to Vatican News about the changing focus of the foundation over the past quarter of a century, saying he believes we “misread the situation at the end of the cold war”.
Sanford Health representatives, including some from Bismarck, will join world-renowned scientists, doctors, faith leaders, government officials and philanthropists at the Fourth International Vatican Conference on April 26-28. Sanford Health will present on a variety of topics, including some of their research ...

According to a report released Wednesday by kath.net, "well-informed Vatican sources" confirm that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) — "with express papal approval" — rejected a proposal by the German bishops to allow non-Catholic spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion.
Austrian news site kath.net has reported that Vatican sources say the CDF, with papal approval, has suspended the German bishops' proposal, and sources close to the congregation have confirmed this to CNA. It is not clear whether the Vatican has asked the bishops' conference to modify the contents of ...
Vatican News presents this video of Pope Francis with Thomas Evans, the father of Alfie, the British infant with an undiagnosed degenerative disease. Topics. protecting life · Pope Francis · euthanasia. 19 April 2018, 15:50. Send; Print. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to ...
LEICESTER, United Kingdom - Everything is ready to receive Alfie Evans at a Vatican-owned children's hospital in Rome, according to the bishop tasked with acting as a go-between for the Evans family and the Vatican's Secretariat of State. Bishop Francesco Cavina of Carpi, in northern Italy, helped ...

By Linda Bordoni. Pope Francis expressed hope that the upcoming World Bank Meeting may yield positive results that favour “an authentic integral development that is respectful of human dignity.” Speaking on Wednesday at the conclusion of the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, the Pope ...
'Save our son': Alfie Evans' dad meets the Pope at the Vatican. The toddler's parents want to defy doctors and take their son to see specialists at the Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital in Rome. 15:35, UK, Wednesday 18 April 2018. Tom Evans met the Pope at the Vatican. Pic: Facebook. Image: Tom Evans met the Pope at ...
All around the world those who are part of the Christian faith are taking part in holy week celebrations. For many that celebration involves attending church or mass. For those who either can't attend a mass near them or just wish to see Pope Francis deliver the services and masses of the week there is a live ...
The Vatican has felt obliged to reaffirm that Pope Francis believes in a central tenet of Catholicism, that there is a hell. That odd declaration came after the newspaper La Repubblica published a front-page article on Thursday by an atheist, left-wing, anticlerical giant of Italian journalism, who reported that ...
Beijing and the Vatican are reportedly close to an agreement on the appointment of bishops in China, a deal that could lead to the resumption of diplomatic ties severed almost 70 years ago. The secretary general of the bishops' conference of the Catholic church in China, Guo Jincai, told Chinese state ...
VATICAN CITY — A bishop in China's underground Catholic Church has reportedly been detained, just as the Vatican has been laying the groundwork for him to step aside as part of a long-sought deal with Beijing over bishop nominations. The AsiaNews agency, which closely covers the Catholic Church ...
The Vatican is holding a training course for exorcists from around the world to help the Roman Catholic Church cope with the growing numbers of people who claim to be possessed, Church officials say. A conference held in April at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome will focus on ...
A historic deal between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops is not “imminent,” a Vatican spokesman said on Thursday, but dialogue between the two sides continues. “I can state that there is no imminent signature of an agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China ...
The bishop, Guo Xijin, is recognized by the Vatican but not by the official Catholic Church in China, which is under government control. Such underground bishops are at the heart of the split. Since the 1950s, the Chinese government has insisted it must approve the selection of bishops, but the Vatican has ...
Ten priests of the diocese of Rome join Pope Francis for a special lunch on Holy Thursday. On Holy Thursday, the day in which the Church recalls the institution of the priesthood, Pope Francis shared a moment of communion with diocesan and religious priests serving in the diocese of Rome. Ten pastors ...
The head of the Holy See Press office has denied media reports that the Vatican is on the verge of signing an agreement regarding the status of the Catholic Church in China. Replying to journalists' questions on Thursday, Greg Burke said there is no “imminent” agreement between the Holy See and the ...

Some 300 youths meeting at the Vatican this week prepared a document for next October's synod of bishops at the Vatican focusing on to help youths better find their way in the church. The document, which was presented to Francis on Sunday, asked church leaders to address the unequal roles of women ...
The Vatican has allocated 400,000 euros to the exhibition called "Vatican Chapels." Soon, people from all over the world will be able to admire up to 10 types of chapels, each with a different architectural style. Among the eleven architects are famous names like Norman Foster, Andrew D. Berman and ...
Reflecting on the Liturgy of Palm Sunday, Pope Francis contrasted the joy of the people who celebrated Jesus' entry into Jerusalem with the cries of those who want to silence him. By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp. Pope Francis invites us all to see ourselves in the Palm Sunday liturgy. He says that the liturgy ...
Historical documentation reveals that St. Peter was crucified at or near the Neronian Gardens on Vatican hill and buried at the foot of the hill directly under where the main altar of St. Peter's Basilica now stands. Excavations at the basilica between 1940 and 1957 located the tomb believed to be St. Peter's.
A document released by the Pre-Synodal Meeting of Young People was presented in the Vatican on Saturday following a weeklong meeting which was opened in the presence of Pope Francis. The Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment” will ...
Vatican City — A Vatican-hosted conference of some 300 young people meant to advise Catholic bishops on the needs of youth today has acknowledged that some in their generation want the church to change its teachings on so-called "polemical issues" such as same-sex marriage and use of ...
Listen to our half hour feature program that includes the latest in our series of reflections on the Sunday Gospel readings plus a round-up of news from the Vatican. By Susy Hodges. Vatican Weekend for March 25th, 2018 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel readings, “There's more in the ...
“I think it's interesting that the Vatican is taking the initiative on this front because typically it's not often seen as the most technically forward organization,” said Jake Glass, a 20-year-old Episcopalian student studying science at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “They are clearly making an effort ...
“The pope has lived these past five years within the walls of Vatican City, the seat of the worldwide Catholic administration, the Holy See, which is nestled on the west bank of the Tiber River in Rome, Italy,” according to Business Insider. “It is a place that evokes reverence, spiritual power, and a history that ...
Young people from around the world have begun a meeting at the Vatican by voicing their hopes and expectations from the Church regarding the challenges they face and the questions life poses. Specifically, they have said they want to know they are taken seriously, and they want the Church to talk to ...
On Friday, a specially appointed Vatican tribunal in Rome announced that Apuron was “guilty of certain accusations” related to the sexual abuse of minors, stripping the 72-year-old of his position and prohibiting him from returning to Guam, a U.S. territory. The Vatican did not address the number of potential ...
Funeral arrangements for Antrim-born Cardinal Keith O'Brien (80), who died on Monday, have yet to be decided by the Vatican. Former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh in Scotland, he resigned in 2013 following admissions of inappropriate and predatory sexual behaviour with seminarians and ...
Three new nuncios lie prostrate as Pope Francis celebrates their ordination as archbishops in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 19. The new archbishops were: Archbishop Jose Bettencourt, a priest of the Archdiocese of Ottawa and former head of diplomatic protocol for the Vatican; Archbishop Alfred ...
Last week, the former parishioners, now members of the Goat Hill Catholic Society, received a letter from the Vatican, telling them the matter "was of grave concern." "I was shaking when I opened the letter," said Sandi Garcia, the society's chair. When asked if the letter means they'll get their parish back, ...
College students from around the world gathered in Vatican City last week to brainstorm technological solutions to contemporary social issues during a 36-hour “hackathon” organized by Harvard College and Business School students. VHacks, which took place from March 8 to 11, was a joint-effort ...
Titled “Universal Judgment: Michelangelo and the secrets of the Sistine Chapel,” the immersive experience features high-definition photographs provided by Vatican Museums which are projected on the stage, walls and ceiling. The four-part spectacle features live performances, special effects and viewers ...
The letter, written by Pope emeritus Benedict VI about Pope Francis to mark his fifth anniversary on Tuesday last week was selectively edited and a snapshot of it digitally manipulated by Vatican staff before its release. Benedict wrote the letter, on request, to the Vatican's prefect for communications, ...
It stated: “Cardinal Farrell provided Mary McAleese with a great publicity boost by banning her participation in a conference on women's rights to be held in the Vatican. The conference was moved to the Jesuit Curia office nearby, and the former president of Ireland did not disappoint. The Catholic church ...
Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes, right, greets church goers after a Sunday morning mass at Dulce Nombre De Maria Cathedral-Basilica, where he read the Vatican's statement on the guilty verdict in Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron's canonical trial. Byrnes says the Vatican decision is a monumental marker ...
Nancy Kelly says the Vatican's handing down of a verdict on Archbishop Anthony Apuron's canonical trial may be a start of many years of healing for the Catholic Church on Guam. Peter Botelho says the Vatican did the right thing in its verdict on Archbishop Anthony Apuron. Patricia Perry says the Catholic ...
The photo, shown below, is of a February 7 letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI to the Vatican's chief of communications, Monsignor Dario Vigano. In the letter, Benedict responds to Vigano's request that he review a new volume of books about Pope Francis' theology. But a blurred portion of the letter ...
Mitch Walking Elk and his students are unlikely Vatican visitors. But if all goes as planned, they will meet with Vatican officials in May with a plea: “Rescind the historic papal decrees that justified the domination of native peoples.” These 500-year-old decrees are at the center of a surprising flurry of ...
Stung by accusations of spreading "fake news," the Vatican on Saturday released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after ... The previously hidden part of the letter provides the full explanation why Benedict refused to write a commentary on a new Vatican-published ...
Faithful greet Pope Francis as he arrives to celebrate a Holy Mass on the meadows in Brzegi, Poland, Sunday, July 31, 2016. The Mass was the final part of the World Youth Day, a global celebration of young Catholics, on the fifth day of the Pope's visit to Poland. (Credit: AP Photo/Alik Keplicz.) ...
Cardinal Kasper and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, are together presenting the book in Rome. In view of the publication and presentation of the book, Cardinal Walter Kasper granted Vatican News an interview specifically regarding the debate that Pope Francis' ...
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Certainly not the Vatican—the Holy See's switchboard is jammed with people wanting exorcisms. But fear not: you can now order an exorcism online from independent service providers. There has been a three-fold increase in the ...
A Vatican magazine has denounced the misuse of nuns who cook and clean for church officials with very little pay. The monthly magazine “Women, Church, World” describes how nuns are often treated like servants. The magazine, part of the official Vatican daily newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, ...
“Powerful vested interests” within the Catholic church are being challenged at a conference in Rome on International Women's Day as calls grow for women to be given positions of authority and influence in the church. In a sign that a new assertive mood around women's rights has reached the Vatican, the ...
Sicilian priest and long-time exorcist Father Benigno Palilla recently told Vatican Radio that requests for exorcisms had tripled in the past few years. There were now, he said, 500,000 alleged cases of demonic possession recorded in Italy each year. With a population of around 60 million, this means the ...
Cardinal Sarah said the new Memorial is a result of the “maturation of liturgical veneration given to Mary following a better understanding of her presence 'in the mystery of Christ and of the Church', as explained in Chapter 7 of Vatican II's Lumen gentium.” The title of Mother of the Church, he said, was ...
In the freezing order, Milano said the men regularly under-represented the proceeds from real estate sales in the Vatican bank's official books. The men allegedly received the difference between the real sale prices and the amount officially recorded separately and often in cash, according to the order.
Only a handful of women hold senior positions in the Vatican hierarchy, including Barbara Jatta, who last year became the first woman to head the Vatican museums. Several nuns have senior roles in Vatican departments that look after religious issues. Unlike his predecessors, Pope Francis lives in a ...
VATICAN CITY — The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday in a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Monsignor Dario ...


 

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