Thursday, September 21, 2023

From the Vatican


First Session of Global Synod Begins in October: What You Need to Know

The first Vatican assembly for the global Synod on Synodality will kick off in October, bringing together clerics and laity alike for nearly one month of discussions.

Pope Francis Writing a Second Environmental Document after Laudato Si’

Pope Francis announced during an audience with lawyers on August 21 that he is writing a second part to his 2015 environmental encyclical Laudato Si’.

‘The Most Important and Beautiful Day of History’: Pope Francis on Easter 2023

Pope Francis presided over Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday 2023, before giving the traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing in the presence of around 100,000 people.

Pope Francis Rested Well, Continuing Treatment in Hospital, Vatican Says

Pope Francis will continue to receive treatment after being hospitalized for a respiratory infection on Wednesday, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday.

10 Years as Pope: Pushing the Church to Bring the Gospel to the World

For a decade, even when discussing the internal workings of the Vatican, Pope Francis has insisted the Church is not the Church of Christ if it does not reach out, sharing the “joy of the Gospel” and placing the poor at the center of its attention.

Pope Francis Celebrates Mass, Records ‘Popecast’ for 10th Anniversary

Pope Francis marked his 10th anniversary as pope with a private Mass with cardinals and an appearance on what Vatican News has dubbed a “popecast.”

World Day of the Sick: Pope Francis Says Vulnerability Threatens the ‘Culture of Efficiency’

Sickness and vulnerability are scary because they are a threat to the culture of efficiency, Pope Francis said in a message published for World Day of the Sick.

‘Being Homosexual Is Not a crime,’ Pope Francis Reiterates in New Interview

Pope Francis has reiterated that homosexuality is “not a crime” in a new interview published Wednesday.

Tens of Thousands Attend Simple, Solemn Liturgy for Beloved Pope Emeritus

Tens of thousands of people were present in St. Peter’s Square for the funeral Thursday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a leading theologian of the 20th century and the first pope to resign from office in nearly 600 years.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Dies at Age 95

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a leading theologian of the 20th century and the first pope to resign from office in nearly 600 years, has died at the age of 95, the Vatican announced.

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