Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 25, 2021. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I don’t know where they got it from last week that I was going to resign.... It didn’t even cross my mind,” Pope Francis said in the first interview since his July 4 operation.
Pope Francis speaks as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 29, 2021.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan was due in part to a lack of foreseeing all possible eventualities, Pope Francis said in a new interview.
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James T. Bretzke
The Catholic Church’s ethical tradition gives us some navigational aids in traversing the difficult terrain of mask mandates and vaccine requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“A nurse, a man with great experience, saved my life,” Pope Francis revealed in the first interview he has given since the operation on his intestine July 4.
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Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis said Christians “cannot remain indifferent” in “historic moments such as this one.”
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has written a letter to Pope Francis conveying its “distress” at comments he made suggesting Jewish law, as written in the Torah, is obsolete.