Pope: Divorce and remarriage contradicts the sacrament, but Church always reaches out

Vatican City, Aug 5, 2015 / 09:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Echoing his predecessors on the need to care for divorced and remarried persons, Pope Francis said Christians should help these persons integrate into the community rather than treating them as though they are excommunicated. “The Church well knows that such a situation contradicts the Christian Sacrament,” the Pope said in his Aug. 5 General Audience at St. Peter's Square. Nonetheless, he added, the Church should always … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis’ advice to altar servers: Let Christ draw near to you

Vatican City, Aug 4, 2015 / 11:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his first public audience in a month, Pope Francis told thousands of young altar servers on Tuesday that they should be open to Christ, who isn’t someone far off, but is close to us in the Eucharist and the other sacraments. “You do not encounter Jesus placed on an inaccessibly high throne, but in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. His word does not shake the doorposts, but rather caresses the strings of the heart,” … [Read more...]

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Will Pope Francis visit Kenya in November?

Vatican City, Aug 4, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Uganda, Central African Republic … and Kenya? There are no details yet for Pope Francis' trip to Africa this November, but Kenyan media have announced that a Vatican delegation is expected next week to prepare for the Pope's arrival. Initially, according to the website of the Prefecture of the Papal Household, Pope Francis was expected to travel to Africa Nov. 27-29, visiting Uganda and Central African Republic. Later the … [Read more...]

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Pope: In Confession we encounter God’s immense mercy

Vatican City, Aug 2, 2015 / 09:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Delivering his weekly Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said that while everyone feels shame before going to Confession, this grace helps us to be open to God’s forgiveness. “There are people who are afraid of approaching Confession, forgetting that there, we do not encounter severe judgement, but the immensely merciful Father,” the Roman Pontiff said Aug. 2, speaking to the crowds who … [Read more...]

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A childhood friendship that shaped JPII’s love for the Jewish community

Vatican City, Aug 2, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saint John Paul II's historic embrace of former chief rabbi of Rome Elio Toaff welcomes visitors to a new Vatican exhibition on the late Pope's compelling relationship with the Jewish people. The moment is reminiscent of an earlier, childhood friendship that likely laid the foundation for many of the symbolic acts that John Paul II would make toward Jews as Pope. Entitled “A Blessing to One Another,” the exhibit … [Read more...]

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A new step in thawing relations between China and the Holy See?

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2015 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a tiny victory for Vatican-Chinese rapprochement, China's government now recognizes seminary studies and allows seminarians to continue their education in a state university should they leave. The Bachelor of Arts diploma young men receive in the seminary is now recognized as being a state title by the Chinese government. With the recognition it is now possible for seminarians who decide to quit their priestly formation to … [Read more...]

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Vatican bails on questionable anti-human trafficking initiative (Updated)

Vatican City, Jul 30, 2015 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-  Updated July 31 at 10:04 am MT: A spokesperson for the Walk Free Foundation has responded to this article, telling CNA: "We welcome any religious initiative dedicated to ending modern slavery. While Bishop Sanchez has stepped down from the Board, the Global Freedom Network (GFN) and its initiatives remain in place. At absolutely no point in time was this a business initiative and Walk Free Foundation provided the seed funding … [Read more...]

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