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Pope Francis leads Good Friday Mass(CNN)-- Pope Francis will lead a special Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to mark Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian calendar. Later Friday, he will take part in a nighttime ceremony marking the Stations of the Cross, also known ...
Posted on 17 April 2014 | 8:13 pm
A Moment of Reconciliation for CatholicsHundreds of millions will watch at home or in movie theaters around the world, and the Vatican is broadcasting the images in 3-D. Francis' predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, is expected to make a rare public appearance. The canonization comes at an important ...
Posted on 17 April 2014 | 6:12 pm
The Vatican’s leap of faithIt was a gathering that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. According to the Associated Press, Latin American priest Gustavo Gutierrez was at the Vatican on February 25, 2014, to attend the book launch of a fellow theologian. The report further ...
Posted on 17 April 2014 | 12:28 pm
Vatican Faces Second UN Hearing On Sex AbuseVATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican next month will face yet another crucial United Nations hearing that will scrutinize the Catholic Church’s response to clerical sex abuse. The U.N. committee responsible for monitoring implementation of the Convention ...
Posted on 15 April 2014 | 11:16 pm
Vatican willingly appearing before UNThe Vatican’s scheduled May appearance before a United Nations committee monitoring adherence to an anti-torture treaty is being done willingly and not because Church officials were ordered to appear for questioning, a Vatican spokesman has said.
Posted on 15 April 2014 | 6:00 pm