A girl talks with Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 21, 2019. The pope allowed the girl with an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed clapping and dancing on the stage.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceAugust 21, 2019
The pope told his security detail to "let her be. God speaks" through children.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 30, 2019
All people of goodwill have a duty to help vulnerable women and other victims of human trafficking escape from forced sexual slavery, the pope wrote in a prologue of a new book on the suffering of women forced into prostitution.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 29, 2019
The murder of 35-year-old officer Mario Cerciello Rega in Rome's Prati district July 26 and the subsequent arrest of two young American men sent shockwaves around the country.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 25, 2019
With the recent appointments of Matteo Bruni as the new director of the Holy See Press Office and Cristiane Murray as vice director, the Vatican is taking another step forward in its continuing efforts to reform its communication structures.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 18, 2019
Pope Francis appointed Matteo Bruni to serve as director of the Vatican press office, replacing Alessandro Gisotti, who had been serving as interim director since Dec. 31.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 10, 2019
The complex process of examining bones and extracting DNA will be crucial in determining whether the remains in a small Vatican cemetery belong to Emanuela Orlandi, a young woman who disappeared in 1983, a Vatican-appointed forensic anthropologist said.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 08, 2019
According to the Vatican, an estimated 250 migrants, refugees and rescue volunteers attended the Mass, which was celebrated at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 02, 2019
The Mass July 8 will mark the sixth anniversary of the pope's visit to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJuly 01, 2019
Pope Francis will declare Blessed John Henry Newman, the 19th-century British cardinal, a saint Oct. 13.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 18, 2019
While the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon aims to highlight the damage wrought by climate change and exploitation, the possibility of ordaining married men to minister in remote areas of the rain forest continues to garner more attention.