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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
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The message of Easter is not a mirage or a magic formula, Pope Francis said. But it does offer hope to a world suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic and many sources of conflict.
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Pope Francis celebrated the Mass commemorating the Last Supper in the private chapel of the demoted Cardinal Angelo Becciu, this Holy Thursday evening.
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Pope Francis said today that he was deeply moved and encouraged at having received more than 100,000 small video messages of thanks and support on the eighth anniversary of his election as pope.
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In Palm Sunday services at the Vatican, Pope Francis said that to admire Jesus "is not enough. We have to follow in his footsteps."
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An interview with Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, on what the Holy See hopes for from the new Biden administration at the national and international levels.
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At the pope’s instruction, the Office of Papal Charities has purchased doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to give to over 1,200 of Rome's "poorest and most marginalized people" during Holy Week.
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In an effort to reduce a budget deficit exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vatican is cutting salaries for 6,000 higher-level employees.
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Pope Francis has appointed Juan Carlos Cruz—a well-known Chilean victim of abuse, international advocate for survivors of clerical abuse and a gay man—to the Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors.
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“It is necessary that knowledge becomes practical through listening and welcoming of the least ones, the fragile ones, and the one who is considered discarded by society,” the pope said in a message to moral theologians today.
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This is the second installment of a three-part series of interviews with Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States.