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Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 29, 2017
Cardinal Pell will return to Australia to appear in court at a hearing scheduled for July 6.
Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, as the pontiff leads a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 28. The Spaniard was one of five men elevated to cardinal at the service. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 28, 2017
Jesus “has not called you to become ‘princes’ in the church,” the pope said, but “to serve like him and with him.”
Mali bishop Jean-Gabriel Diarra listens to question during an interview with The Associated Press in Rome on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety assured the Vatican on Tuesday he plans to show up at St. Peter's Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis laughs as he greets a woman during an audience with people from Lyon, France, in Paul VI hall at the Vatican July 6. The audience was with 200 people living in difficult or precarious situations. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 27, 2017
The pope's words can be read as an answer to those who hope his pontificate may end soon.
Chinese Catholics pray during Mass in 2007 at St. Francis Cathedral in Xi'an. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
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The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 21, 2017
Pope Francis encouraged Cardinal Lacroix and the bishops from Quebec to be a missionary church, “a church that goes out, reaches out to people.”