U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, during a meeting at the Vatican Oct. 1, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 01, 2020
Vatican officials did not appreciate Secretary Pompeo's public pressure when a meeting was scheduled just two weeks later; some saw the move as political tactic during Donald Trump's campaign for reelection.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 29, 2020
The Vatican has proposed to the Chinese government that they extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops, Vatican Media reported.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 25, 2020
Pope Francis insisted that addressing the pandemic and building a more just and equitable world involves looking at every aspect of national and international life.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 24, 2020
The campaign launch featured short videos from Cambodia, India, Brazil and Kenya recounting how, in response to new problems and new needs raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, women religious and their congregations switched gears.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 22, 2020
About 10 days before he was expected in Rome, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the Vatican "endangers its moral authority" by considering an extension of its 2018 agreement with China on the nomination of bishops.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 18, 2020
About 30,000 Catholic men and women around the world are knights or dames of the Holy Sepulchre, pledging to support the church of Jerusalem with their prayers, regular pilgrimages and financial offerings.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 17, 2020
Catholic bishops and diocesan tribunals are making steady progress in implementing Pope Francis' reforms to make the annulment process quicker, but it is taking longer to achieve the pope's goal of making the process less expensive for couples.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 15, 2020
Pope Francis began a series of general audience talks Aug. 5 about the principles of Catholic social teaching that can help the world recover from the pandemic and move forward in a way that is better for human beings and for the environment.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 09, 2020
Amidst a pandemic, migrants suffer even more, as evident in the experiences of those in a Greek island camp.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 08, 2020
Gossip is “a plague worse than COVID,” Pope Francis said, asserting that while speaking ill of others comes almost naturally, it is a tool of the devil to divide the church.