Vatican

Gerard O’Connell December 08, 2019
The congregation's task has always been “the transmission and dissemination of the faith throughout the whole world.”
Refugees sponsored by the Vatican and the Sant’Egidio Community hold a banner supporting “Human Corridors” upon their arrival at Fiumicino airport on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Since February 2016, Sant’Egidio has been able to bring 3,026 refugees into Europe using humanitarian corridors. Italy, thanks to the commitment of its episcopal conference and Protestant community, has welcomed the majority of the refugees brought in by Sant’Egidio, reaching a total of 2,448, most
The Teutonic cemetery at the Vatican is seen in this 2015 file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell December 06, 2019
In 2015, Francis had Tomasito laid to rest in the Teutonic cemetery in the Vatican, close to the place where St. Peter was executed.
In his off-the-cuff remarks, the pope highlighted the importance of listening.
Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Gerard O’Connell December 05, 2019
Father Sosa said the Society of Jesus will also seek to respond to “the concrete requests of Pope Francis” in support of his work for the renewal of the church and its structures.
Bishop Brennan was one of nearly 40 bishops in Rome for a regularly scheduled series of meetings with the pope