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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Three members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard have hung up their halberds rather than be vaccinated against COVID-19, and three others were temporarily suspended in early October as they were completing the vaccination cycle, the spokesman for the guards told a Swiss newspaper.
Pope Francis speaks at a clear lectern during a homily.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In the preface to a new book, Pope Francis writes how Vatican II has been central to his personal spirituality, and discusses how the church must continue to implement its insights.
A metallic, contemporary-styled cross in the foreground while German bishops sit at long tables in the background.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In many countries, hundreds or thousands of cases of clerical sexual abuse have made the need for conversion in the church painfully obvious.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne will take a “spiritual sabbatical” after a Vatican investigation found he did nothing illegal in his handling of clerical sex abuse allegations, but he did contribute to a “crisis of trust” in his archdiocese.
A woman has a green check mark on her phone's screen outside the Vatican Museums.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The anti-Covid ordinance was released by the Vatican press office Sept. 20.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Archbishop Di Noia: Pope Francis “fearlessly hits the nail on the head: the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) movement has hijacked the initiatives of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI to its own ends.”
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis, Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and the Rev. Jim Wallace, moderator of the Church of Scotland, marked the 10th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence and again promised to visit the country when it has a stable peace.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Bishop Bätzing said he “informed the pope in detail” about the status of the German church’s “Synodal Path” and “made it clear that the rumors that the church in Germany wants to go its own way are not true.”
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The Vatican has informed Italy that a draft law to fight homophobia and discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity could violate the freedom of Catholics to teach and practice their faith.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Mauro Gambetti today reaffirmed restrictions on the private celebration of pre-Vatican II Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica: “So that what is exceptional does not become ordinary.”