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Pope brings in new personal secretary

VATICAN (CNS): While recent popes have kept the same personal secretary throughout their pontificates, Pope…

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Understanding the style of the pope

HAS THE VATICAN succumbed to the pressures from Beijing? Has China managed to buy its silence in these trying times Read more

Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how Read more

Pope saddened by Turkish ruling turning Hagia Sophia into mosque
Posing for a selfie in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,” Pope Francis said while commemorating the International Day Read more

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Pope Benedict extremely frail reports author

VATICAN (CNS): Peter Seewald, who has had a long and close relationship to Emeritus Pope…

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Brother of Pope Benedict dies at 96
Monsignor Ratzinger and now-retired Pope Benedict, at their parents’ grave in Pentling, Germany, in 2006. Photo: CNS/KNA

VATICAN (CNS): Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, a musician and elder brother of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, died on July 1 at Read more

Pope Benedict says world threatened by dictatorship of ideologies
Pope Benedict in 2008. The former pope celebrated his 93rd birthday on April 16. File photo: CNS

MUNICH (CNS): Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI said, that the Catholic Church is threatened by a “worldwide dictatorship of seemingly humanist Read more

Pope Benedict celebrates 93rd birthday
Pope Francis visits Pope Benedict XVI, at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery at the Vatican in Decmeber 2018. File photo: CNS/Vatican Media

VATICAN (CNS): Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI “is well,” although the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic restrictions mean he received no visitors April Read more

‘I prefer to give my life before changing the law of celibacy,’ Pope Francis quotes Paul VI
The front cover of From the Depths of Our Hearts by Ignatius Press. Photo:CNS

HONG KONG (SE): A new book by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah titled From the Depths of Read more

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Video: Pope prays for victims of Beirut explosion and calls for international aid

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Beirut explosion, assistance and relief: how you can help
Smoke rises from the site of two massive explosions in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4. Photo: CNS /Reuters

BEIRUT (CNS): As Lebanon’s Catholic leaders appealed for help for their country, organisations appealed for donations for Beirut, capital of Read more

Christians in Lebanon turn to St. Charbel as explosions shatters the city of Beirut

Visuals of the Beirut port city explosion on August 4 from Whatsapp messages HONG KONG (SE): Two huge explosions rocked Read more

Maronite Catholics help as more Lebanese slide into poverty
People pray during Mass at the Maronite Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection in Beirut. File photo: CNS

BEIRUT (CNS): Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic Church is drawing up a comprehensive social assistance and food aid plan to help needy Read more

Amid protests, corruption, Mideast patriarchs call for healing and dialogue
An anti-government protester in Beirut passing in front of riot police on December 15. Photo: CNS/Reuters

BEIRUT (CNS): Against a backdrop of anti-government protests in Iraq and Lebanon, at Christmas, the Catholic patriarchs in the Middle Read more

Pope brings in new personal secretary

VATICAN (CNS): While recent popes have kept the same personal secretary throughout their pontificates, Pope Francis has chosen to rotate Read more

Understanding the style of the pope

HAS THE VATICAN succumbed to the pressures from Beijing? Has China managed to buy its silence in these trying times Read more

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Posing for a selfie in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in International The Pope

Pope saddened by Turkish ruling turning Hagia Sophia into mosque

VATICAN (CNS): “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,” Pope Francis said…

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Plans afoot to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque again
Hagia Sophia

OXFORD (CNS): “We are a Church deprived of juridical status, so we cannot give any advice on this country’s internal Read more

Minorities in northern Iraq fear Turkish military action

AMMAN (CNS): Turkish airstrikes and ground troops are threatening areas in northern Iraq populated by Christians, Yazidis and Kurds trying Read more

Threats to religious freedom and health in northeast Syria
People walk past a damaged building with graffiti alluding to Covid-19 encouraging people to stay at home in Idlib, Syria on April 18. Photo: CNS/ Reuters

AMMAN (CNS): Advocates for religious freedom and medical practitioners have expressed concerns about the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) response in northeast Read more

The rise of the political extreme right
Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Photo: CNS/Reuters

Fascists get power by promoting a loud, outspoken leader who preaches fear and hatred of foreigners, promotes isolationism, nationalism and Read more

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Pope advances five sainthood causes

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes five people. In a July 10 meeting…

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Church formally opens sainthood for Filipino boy

Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao announces the formal opening on August 28 of the cause for the beatification and canonisation Read more

Understanding the style of the pope

HAS THE VATICAN succumbed to the pressures from Beijing? Has China managed to buy its silence in these trying times Read more

Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how Read more

Pope saddened by Turkish ruling turning Hagia Sophia into mosque
Posing for a selfie in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,” Pope Francis said while commemorating the International Day Read more

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