Pope accepts Argentina bishop’s resignation

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2012 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of an Argentinean bishop who admitted a romantic relationship with a woman photographed with him on a beach in Mexico. The resignation of Bishop Fernando Maria Bargallo of Merlo-Moreno, the diocese west of Buenos Aires, was accepted June 26 under a provision of canon law allowing bishops to resign if they become unsuited for their office for a “grave reason.” The Pope has … [Read more...]

Pope to continue meetings to restore trust in Roman Curia

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2012 / 07:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a bid to re-establish a “climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia.”“Naturally the Holy Father will, over coming days, will continue his discussions and reflections, also taking advantage of the fact that many pastors have come to Rome for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul,” Vatican … [Read more...]

Pope to continue meetings to restore trust in Roman Curia

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2012 / 07:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a bid to re-establish a “climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia.”“Naturally the Holy Father will, over coming days, will continue his discussions and reflections, also taking advantage of the fact that many pastors have come to Rome for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul,” Vatican … [Read more...]

Baltimore archbishop to address Italian religious freedom group

Rome, Italy, Jun 25, 2012 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the U.S. bishops' religious freedom committee, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, will address the first meeting of Italy's Religious Liberty Observatory on June 28. The group, formed by the Italian Ministry of External Affairs and the City of Rome to monitor global threats to believers' rights, will host Archbishop Lori as he delivers an address entitled “Religious Liberty: God’s Gift to all … [Read more...]

New Vatican guidelines: Parents should be careful not to block vocations

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2012 / 01:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Parents should be careful not to block their son’s calling to the priesthood, new Vatican guidelines on promoting vocations say.“Even though a sense of respect for the figure of the priest is cultivated in Christian families, it is still noticeable, especially in the West, that they have a certain difficulty in accepting that their child may have a vocation to the priesthood,” said the document launched by Cardinal … [Read more...]

Fox News’ Greg Burke hailed as new Vatican media adviser

Vatican City, Jun 24, 2012 / 01:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fox News Rome correspondent and former National Catholic Register journalist Greg Burke has been praised as the ideal choice for the Vatican's new media adviser post. “It's an incredible challenge,” Burke told CNA on June 24. “I didn't want to leave the job at Fox, which has been a wonderful gig.” “But I think if I didn't take it, I would always be wondering if I could have made a … [Read more...]

Pope reminds faithful that nothing is impossible with God

Vatican City, Jun 24, 2012 / 12:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI says the Church's celebration of the birth of John the Baptist should be a reminder that for God, all things are possible. “From his mother’s womb, in fact, John is the forerunner of Jesus: his miraculous conception is announced from the Angel to Mary as a sign that 'nothing is impossible to God,'” he said to pilgrims in St. Peters Square during his midday Angelus address June 24. The … [Read more...]


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