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Pope on Pentecost: We are not alone, but helped and empowered by the Holy Spirit

Vatican News - Sun, 05/19/2024 - 03:50

In his homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis reflects on how the Holy Spirit, operating in the Church with power and gentleness, never leaves us alone, and, if we let Him, gives us His presence and gifts to accomplish that for which us, alone, would have otherwise been impossible.

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Pope at Mass in Verona: 'The Holy Spirit changes our lives’

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 10:00

Pope Francis presides at the Vigil Mass of Pentecost in Verona highlighting the transformative power of the Holy Spirit, and encouraging Christians to be open to letting the Spirit change their hearts.

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Lord's Day Reflection: 'Pentecost and the Spirit of Truth'

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 07:53

As the Church marks the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Fr. Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “Pentecost and the Spirit of Truth".

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Pope at Verona prison: Share pain with God and with others

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 07:52

Pope Francis visits Verona’s Montori prison, urging detainees to “talk to God about our pain and help each other carry it.”

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Pope grants the title of Blessed to the cult of Guido of Montpellier

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 05:57

Pope Francis issues Motu Proprio “Fide Incensus” for granting the title of Blessed to the orders, congregations, and communities Inspired by the charism of Santo Spirito in Sassia of the Cult of the French religious, Guido di Montpellier, who was a "humble and modest servant" of the needy, sick, and abandoned children.

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Pope appoints Cardinal Tagle as his Special Envoy to US Eucharistic Congress

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 05:52

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Tagle as his Special Envoy to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, United States.

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Cardinal Parolin to travel to Ukraine in July

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 05:30

The Vatican Secretary of State will represent the Pope at the conclusion of a pilgrimage of Ukrainian Catholics of Latin rite in Ukraine.

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Pope condemns attack on Slovak Prime Minister

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 05:25

Pope Francis sends a telegram to Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová expressing sorrow and condemnation over the attack on Prime Minister Robert Fico, praying for his recovery and extending solidarity to the Slovak nation.

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Pope at Verona’s Arena of Peace: ‘Future in our hands, not only leaders’

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 04:49

Pope Francis meets with thousands of people in Verona for the Arena of Peace event, and urges regular people to take the cause of peace in hand instead of waiting on world leaders.

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Pope to children in Verona: With your friend Jesus, go against the tide!

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 04:27

Encountering children in the Italian city of Verona, Pope Francis urges them to be empowered by the joy of Jesus' love and friendship to go against conventional thinking, to pursue what is good, and to work toward peace.

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Pope to priests in Verona: Confession must not be torture, forgive everything

Vatican News - Sat, 05/18/2024 - 02:01

Pope Francis opens his pastoral visit to Verona with a meeting with deacons, priests, and consecrated men and women. He urges each person to embrace their calling and boldly undertake their mission, celebrating the city's legacy of faith, charity, and hope.

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Sr. Viktoriya’ mission to restore the smiles of Ukrainian children

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 11:46

Sr. Viktoriya Andrushchyshyna rescues childhoods destroyed by war. She distributes drops of kindness in frontier areas, where her angels of joy travel to cities and villages that were liberated from Russian occupation. Quoting Pope Francis on the fact that Ukrainian children no longer smile, she thinks of herself as the “nun who restores smiles.”

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Cardinal Fernández: With new norms it will be easier to decide on Medjugorje

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 11:08

The Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith responds to journalists about the "Medjugorje case" during the press conference presenting the new norms for discerning presumed supernatural phenomena.

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UN defends Gaza casualty figures after Israeli criticism

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 09:00

The United Nations humanitarian aid chief, Martin Griffiths, has defended the organisations' use of casualty figures during the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

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News from the Orient – May 17, 2024

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 06:50

In this week's news from the Eastern Churches, produced in collaboration with L'Œuvre d'Orient, Armenian faithful hold four days of demonstrations, Lebanon celebrates the feastday of St. Charbel, and three monks set up a new monastery in Iraq.

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Holy See: The Vietnamese Church’s freedom is for the good of society

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 06:08

A statement on the meeting of the Viet Nam-Holy See Joint Working Group reaffirms good bilateral relations between the parties and highlights how the Catholic community in the South East Asian country continues to be inspired by the Magisterium of the Church.

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Open to the Mystery, caring for the faith of ordinary people

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 05:00

Our Editorial Director reflects on the New Norms on Alleged Supernatural Phenomena released by the Dicastery for the Doctine of the Faith.

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How Ratzinger differentiated 'the supernatural' and spiritual fruits

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 05:00

In Vittorio Messori’s "The Ratzinger Report" the future Benedict XVI speaks about the norms for discerning alleged supernatural phenomena. These same norms are developed in the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith’s new document.

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Vatican releases new norms on alleged supernatural phenomena

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 05:00

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith releases a document detailing new norms regarding cases of reported supernatural phenomena. As a rule, neither the local bishop nor the Holy See will declare that these phenomena are of supernatural origin, but will only authorize and promote devotion and pilgrimages.

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Pope Francis calls the catacombs a sign of hope

Vatican News - Fri, 05/17/2024 - 03:53

Pope Francis meets with Participants of the Plenary Meeting of the Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archaeology and stresses the importance of the catacombs during the upcoming jubilee year.

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