Cardinal Bertone says time as Secretary of State was positive

Rome, Italy, Sep 3, 2013 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has offered a positive assessment of his nearly seven year-long tenure as Vatican Secretary of State, which will come to an end this October.According to L’Osservatore Romano, the cardinal spoke to reporters after a recent Mass in Sicily to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Tears. “Cardinal Bertone wished to remember and underscore the important foundations … [Read more...]

Students of Benedict XVI gather for Mass, annual dialogue

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Sep 3, 2013 / 02:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Former students of Benedict XVI met for the first time without him this year for their annual “Schülerkreis” discussions, although they were able to see the former Pope briefly for Mass.“He has a great sense of humor and we loved to be with him,” said Father Vincent Twomey told CNA on Sept. 1. “He has a great sense of joy and he loves to be with his students.”The Schülerkreis is a … [Read more...]

New Vatican Secretary of State was ‘messenger of peace’

Caracas, Venezuela, Sep 3, 2013 / 12:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the new Vatican Secretary of State, is being praised by a Venezuelan cardinal as a “messenger of peace” for his former efforts at dialogue in the South American country.“I think the Holy Father Francis has made a great appointment,” said Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela.“Archbishop Parolin is a well-prepared bishop with a great capacity to work,” the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: ‘meek light’ of Christ brings peace and the cross

Vatican City, Sep 3, 2013 / 10:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While the light of Jesus is powerful enough to cast out demons, it is a peaceful and humble light that helps us carry the cross in our lives, said Pope Francis in his Sept. 3 homily.“Jesus doesn’t need an army to cast out the demons, he has no need of pride, no need of force, of arrogance,” the Pope said during daily Mass at the chapel of the Saint Martha House.The pontiff has resumed celebrating daily Mass for … [Read more...]


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