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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 29, 2020
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, has said that catechesis is a process in leading young people to a personal relationship with Jesus.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 23, 2020
In a recent symposium sponsored by the American and British embassies to the Holy See, women religious were recognized for being "on the front lines" in combatting the pandemic with faith, generosity, and compassion.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 22, 2020
During his last morning in Regensburg, the 93-year-old retired pope visited his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, one last time.
Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera of Valencia made headlines June 5, 2020, when he described as a "work of the devil" attempts to find a COVID-19 vaccine using cell lines created from fetuses aborted voluntarily decades ago. (CNS photo/Dado Ruvic, Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 15, 2020
The Vatican and bishops around the world have been urging governments and scientists to support the development of vaccines that have no connection to abortion.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 10, 2020
The opportunity to return to Mass -- with restrictions -- since May 18, and the need for ongoing vigilance to control the COVID-19 pandemic have combined in Italy to create a situation in which some people rushed back to Mass and others were convinced it was too soon to be safe.
Pope Francis prays after leading the recitation of the rosary during a prayer service at the Lourdes grotto in the Vatican Gardens on May 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 30, 2020
Pope Francis led the recitation of rosary and asked Mary to intercede to save the world from the pandemic in the Vatican Gardens at a replica of the grotto at Lourdes, France.
Politics & Society News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 29, 2020
The closure of the museums dealt a major financial blow to the Vatican; more than 6 million people visit the museums each year, generating an income of more than $100 million.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 28, 2020
Following the apostolic visitation of a northern Italian ecumenical monastery, the Vatican has ordered the founder and former prior, Enzo Bianchi, to leave it so as to "clarify" the leadership of the community.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 18, 2020
Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the tomb of his sainted predecessor, John Paul II, on the occasion of the centenary of the Polish pope's birth. For the first time since the pandemic started, the general public was admitted into St. Peter's Basilica, but with sanitary protocols observed.
Faith News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceMay 14, 2020
During his early morning Mass, Pope Francis joined leaders of every religion marking May 14 as a day of prayer, fasting and acts of charity to ask God to stop the coronavirus pandemic.