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Vatican

Australian Cardinal George Pell is pictured in Rome May 8, 2014. (CNS photo/Robert Duncan)
Gerard O’Connell April 06, 2020
The High Court of Australia announced that in a unanimous 7-0 decision, they found that “the jury, acting rationally on the whole of the evidence, ought to have entertained a doubt as to the applicant’s guilt.”
Gerard O’Connell April 05, 2020
In his Palm Sunday homily, Pope Francis noted that "Jesus says to each one of us: ‘Courage, open your heart to my love. You will feel the consolation of God who sustains you’.”
Colleen Dulle April 04, 2020
This week on "Inside the Vatican," the hosts discuss how the Vatican is looking both to provide for people’s spiritual needs and to ensure justice for those on the margins of society as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
An Iraqi man wearing a protective face mask gives a bottle of water to a homeless man in Basra on April 2. (CNS photo/Essam al-Sudani, Reuters) 
Gerard O’Connell April 03, 2020
“The worst virus is not Covid-19,” Father Sosa said, “but the injustice that does not let so very many people live a dignified human life.”
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, April 1, 2020. The pope thanked journalists and members of the media "who work to communicate so that people don't find themselves so isolated." (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Colleen Dulle April 01, 2020
“In these days, during which the whole world has been gravely stricken by the Covid-19 virus, many requests have come to be able to celebrate a specific Mass to implore God to bring an end to this pandemic.”
Colleen Dulle April 01, 2020
In this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” the hosts cover how Pope Francis and other Vatican leaders are making a concerted effort to draw people’s attention to the major ethical questions arising from the coronavirus pandemic.