To know Jesus we must follow him, says Pope Francis

Vatican City, Feb 20, 2014 / 05:39 am (CNA).- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of Christian discipleship, emphasizing the need for Christians to follow Jesus with their entire lives, not just intellectually. “Jesus didn’t say to Peter and to his Apostles, ‘Know me!’ he said, ‘Follow me!’ And this following of Jesus makes us know Jesus,” explained Pope Francis on Feb. 20 to those gathered in the chapel of the Casa Santa … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Sandri confirmed as head of Eastern Churches congregation

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2014 / 08:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis appointed members of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches Feb. 19, confirming both Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as prefect, and Archbishop Cyril Vasil as secretary. Both had been initially appointed to their roles by Benedict XVI: Cardinal Sandri in 2007; and Archbishop Vasil, who is a Jesuit and was ordained a priest of the Slovakian Catholic Church, in 2009. The Congregation for the Oriental Churches “considers … [Read more...]

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Pontifical academy to address science, ethics of aging

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2014 / 02:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the global number of elderly increases, one Vatican advisory group is meeting this week to discuss the many challenges associated with aging and its often accompanying disabilities. The Pontifical Academy for Life's general assembly will consider issues surrounding “the scientific, the medical...and ethical issues concerning these specific problems coming from the situation of many elderly people to become disabled,” … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Be courageous, go to confession

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2014 / 04:57 am (CNA).- During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter's Square to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. "Everyone say to himself: ‘When was the last time I went to confession?’ And if it has been a long time, don’t lose another day! Go, the priest will be good. And Jesus, (will be) there, and Jesus is better than the priests - Jesus receives you. He will receive you with so much love! … [Read more...]

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Cardinal-elect Mueller, a bridge between two Popes

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2014 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, who will be made a cardinal Feb. 22, is a personal friend to Benedict XVI and has forged a good relationship with Pope Francis. The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was appointed to his position by Benedict in 2012, and was confirmed in the role by Pope Francis shortly after his election as Bishop of Rome. The native German was born in 1947, and studied philosophy and theology in … [Read more...]

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Mission of Vatican bank a key point in cardinal meetings

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2014 / 11:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi says that the council of eight cardinals spent their second day of meetings discussing the so-called “Vatican Bank,” however no decisions have yet been made. The council was chosen by Pope Francis to advise him on matters of church governance and curia reform, and are meeting with the pontiff for the third time following an initial meeting in October, and a second in December. This … [Read more...]

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Pope: Word of God strengthens us in moments of temptation

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2014 / 11:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Feb. 18 stressed that the Word of God “opens the horizon” and saves Christians from the temptation that “closes us in.” “When we are tempted, only the Word of God, the Word of Jesus saves us,” he said in his homily at the morning Mass at his Casa Santa Marta residence. The Pope said that Jesus Christ is “always willing to teach us how to escape from … [Read more...]

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