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Recognizing “the gifts of each baptized person”—women and men—Pope Francis ordered a change to canon law and liturgical norms so that women could be formally installed as lectors and acolytes.
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Peace, he insisted, is a gift that requires a human response and human effort.
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At the beginning of a year people hope will mark the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, he urged them to create a “culture of care."
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
On a Christmas like no other, Pope Francis prayed for people who could not be with their families because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pope Francis delivered his annual pre-Christmas address to Roman Curia officials.
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“What they did was portray an astronaut offering the moon to Jesus,” Angelo Bottone said. “To me, it’s an expression of profound worship.”
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Pope Francis will celebrate the Vatican’s traditional Christmas “Mass during the Night” at 7:30 p.m. so that the few people invited to attend can get home before Italy's 10 p.m. curfew.
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The ministry of a Catholic bishop must reflect the Catholic Church's commitment to Christian unity and must give ecumenical engagement the same kind of attention as work for justice and peace, said a new Vatican document.
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"I strongly reaffirm the right of persons with disabilities to receive the sacraments, like all other members of the church. All liturgical celebrations in the parish should be accessible to them."
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Wilton Gregory said he hopes Pope Francis will find him to be “supportive, encouraging and trustworthy” in his role as a cardinal, but his primary ministry is still to be the archbishop of Washington.