Vatican launches investigation of journalists who published leaked docs

Vatican City, Nov 12, 2015 / 03:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The two Italian journalists who made headlines last week for authoring books on confidential Vatican financial documents are under investigation, and could face criminal charges. In a Nov. 10 statement, the Vatican announced that journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi are currently being investigated for publishing the books, which contain leaked information from a former Vatican financial reform commission. The … [Read more...]

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Eat with your family, not with your smartphone, Pope says

Vatican City, Nov 11, 2015 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Pope Francis the dinner table is a key place to strengthen family bonds and foster a sense of “togetherness,” which he said can often be thwarted by an excess attachment to technology. “A family that almost never eats together, or that never speaks at the table but looks at the television or the smartphone, is hardly a family,” the Pope said Nov. 11. “When children at the table are attached to the … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Christian joy comes from going against the tide

Vatican City, Nov 11, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Florence this week, saying that joy comes from discerning the real Jesus from the image offered by distorted philosophies of God, popular only for a short time. “Our joy is to go against the tide and overcome the popular opinion, which, then as now, cannot see in Jesus more than a prophet or a teacher,” the Pope said Nov. 10. He said Christian joy comes from sharing the faith and responding … [Read more...]

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In Tuscany, Pope Francis says proximity overcomes indifference

Vatican City, Nov 10, 2015 / 02:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis today traveled to the Tuscan city of Prato, where he told the city’s labor force – many of whom are Chinese immigrants – to be courageous in fighting corruption and indifference, and to work toward a culture of inclusion. “This is what the Lord asks us today, today more than ever: not to remain closed in indifference, but to open ourselves,” the Pope said. God is asking that we listen to each … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to pro-life activists: You are the world’s Good Samaritans

Vatican City, Nov 9, 2015 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis praised pro-life activists as “Good Samaritans” to the most vulnerable, citing their commitment to defending life at all stages and their role in affirming the dignity of women.Meeting Nov. 6 with members of Italy's pro-life movement, the Pope called on those present “to protect the most vulnerable people, who have the right to be born into life, as well as those who ask for a healthier and more … [Read more...]

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Pope: ‘Deplorable’ leak of private docs doesn’t damper Vatican reform

Vatican City, Nov 8, 2015 / 05:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis spoke out for the first time on what has been called the most recent “Vatileaks” scandal with the theft of confidential information by the Holy See, but offered his assurances that the reform process would move forward. The stealing and publication of the documents was a “mistake,” and “a deplorable act that does not help,” the Pope said Nov. 8, explaining that he had called for … [Read more...]

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If you have the right to work, you have the right to rest, Pope says

Vatican City, Nov 7, 2015 / 09:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The dignity of workers was at the center of an address by Pope Francis on Saturday, during which the pontiff reflected on the connection between the right to employment and the right to leisure.This “right to rest,” Pope Francis said, above all, refers to a “dimension of the human being which does not lack the spiritual roots and which, even you, for your part, are responsible.”In a Nov. 7 audience in St. … [Read more...]

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