Vatican event draws heavy hitters to discuss faith, sports

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2016 / 11:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Alongside other global institutions such as the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, German-based insurance carrier Allianz has partnered with the Vatican for a sports conference aimed at exploring the benefits of faith and sport, and to put these into action.Announced in a July 14 press release from the Pontifical Council for Culture, the partnership between the Vatican and Allianz, a European financial service company … [Read more...]

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The tale of Fr. Brochero: Gaucho priest, devil’s worst nightmare

Vatican City, Dec 28, 2016 / 08:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If Jose Brochero doesn't sound like a Gaucho name, nothing does.Earlier this year, Pope Francis canonized Saint Brochero, a fellow countryman from Argentina also known as the “Gaucho priest.”He was beatified in Sept. 2013 by Pope Francis, who said Fr. Brochero was a priest who truly “smelled of his sheep.” He was canonized Oct. 16, 2016.Saint Brochero was born Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero in … [Read more...]

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Vatican department for Latin America gets surprise visit from Pope Francis

Vatican City, Jul 13, 2016 / 10:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a trip to the dentist Wednesday, Pope Francis made the spontaneous decision to stop by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America – a visit one official says demonstrates his close pastoral concern for those in his care.“It was a very exciting moment for everyone,” Fr. Jose Tola, an official of the department, told CNA July 13 following the Pope’s visit.Fr. Tola, who was present to welcome the unexpected … [Read more...]

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Pope taps US religious freedom advocate for Vatican communications team

Vatican City, Jul 13, 2016 / 06:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday the Vatican released the names of 16 people appointed by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, among whom is American religious freedom and prolife attorney Kim Daniels.A graduate from Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School, Daniels is an attorney whose practice is focused on religious freedom and prolife issues, and is also a lay consultant to the USCCB’s Ad Hoc … [Read more...]

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Pope takes new step in relaunching dialogue with Al-Azhar

Vatican City, Jul 13, 2016 / 06:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Less than two months after one of Sunni Islam’s highest authorities came to the Vatican following several years of icy relations, Pope Francis has sent a representative to Egypt’s Al-Azhar University in a bid to relaunch dialogue between the two.In accordance with “the explicit wish of Pope Francis,” Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis grieves over deadly train crash in Italy

Vatican City, Jul 12, 2016 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a head-on train collision killed 20 people in the southern Italian region of Puglia, Pope Francis voiced his grief over the incident and offered prayers for the victims and their families.“His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt and genuine participation in the sorrow striking so many families,” Vatican secretary of state Archbishop Pietro Parolin wrote on the Pope's behalf.“He assures his fervent … [Read more...]

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New press office directors given warm Vatican welcome

Vatican City, Jul 12, 2016 / 11:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the appointment of two laypersons as the new directors of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Vigano said that while their roles haven’t yet been clearly defined amid ongoing reforms, the two will play a key role in Vatican communications.Following the July 11 announcement of Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero as director and vice director, respectively, of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Viganò – … [Read more...]

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