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Gabriele Gionti, S.J., an astronomer, points to a 1935 Zeiss telescope during a tour for media representatives of the Vatican Observatory at the papal villa at Castel Gandolfo.
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“Being close to the created world is a way of being close to the creator, and that’s why sciences played such an important role in the apostolates of the Jesuits,” said the director of the Vatican Observatory.
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Speaking at a conference on family, sexuality and marriage, Pope Francis said wanting to go back to the way things were in the past is not Christian.
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Pope Francis asked his safeguarding commission to provide an annual audit of what the church is doing to protect minors and what needs to change.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis formalized appointments to the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and named new secretaries to the restructured Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, who is in Ukraine as a papal envoy, prays over a mass grave near Borodyanka, Ukraine, April 15, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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On the way back to Kyiv from Borodyanka, a town that had been under control of Russian forces, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski prayed amid the ruins and bodies of those killed, including by an unmarked mass grave, he told Vatican News on April 15.
Ukrainian nurse Iryna and Russian nursing student Albina, who are friends, hold a cross at the 13th station as Pope Francis leads the Way of the Cross outside the Colosseum in Rome April 15, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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The new meditation read April 15 called for a moment of silence: “In the face of death, silence is more eloquent than words. Let us pause in prayerful silence and each person pray in their hearts for peace in the world.”
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Pope Francis telephoned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy before the president addressed the Italian parliament via video link March 22.
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Christians must persevere in generously doing good in the world, bolstered by prayer and by fighting evil in their own lives, including an addiction to digital media, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis visits with Pope Benedict XVI at the retired pope's residence after a consistory at the Vatican in this Nov. 28, 2020, file photo.
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In the letter, Pope Francis “speaks as a shepherd, as a brother” and “expressed once again his complete trust, his full support and also his prayers,” said the secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein.
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
With rising tensions in the region and the threat of a possible Russian-Ukrainian conflict spreading, Pope Francis established Jan. 26 as a day of prayer for peace in Ukraine.