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Inside the Vatican
Colleen and Gerry examine the pope’s rhetorical shift from describing a third world war fought “piecemeal” to a “declared” world war.
Pope Francis, seated, presses his hand against his face
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The pope has issued new regulations for the creation of religious groups, with the apparent intent of preventing anti-Vatican II and abusive organizations to form.
Christina MacDougall places a wedding band on Julio Prendergast's finger as Msgr. Francis J. Schneider officiates their wedding Mass Aug. 20, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Church in Wading River, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis said “superficial” marriage preparation programs leave many couples at risk of having invalid marriages or unprepared to cope with the struggles that arise in every marriage.
Pope Francis
In his general audience, Pope Francis implored Catholics to take care of the elderly as a community of faith.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In a new interview, Pope Francis more openly criticized Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and clarified his position that NATO is partially to blame for the outbreak of war.
The Associated Press
Pope Francis has complained that traditionalist Catholics, particularly in the United States, are “gagging” the church’s modernizing reforms and insisted that there was no turning back.