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Vatican will be flexible in talks with SSPX, official says
The Vatican continues to work for a reconciliation of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and will not demand the "capitulation" of the traditionalist group, the secretary of the Ecclesia Dei ...
Pope encourages Cardinal Zen's pro-democracy activism in Hong Kong
Pope Francis encouraged Cardinal Joseph Zen's pro-democracy activism during a brief encounter at the Vatican this week, the AsiaNews service reports.
Cardinal Zen, the retired Bishop of ...
Vatican investigating Italian diocese troubled by clerical misconduct
The Vatican has opened an investigation of a scandal-plagued diocese in Italy, the daily Il Messaggero reports.
The Diocese of Albenga-Imperia, on the Mediterranean coast near the ...
Pope highlights ecumenical work of Saints John XXIII, John Paul II
Pope Francis received a delegation from the Orientale Lumen Foundation on October 24 as its members made a pilgrimage to Rome and to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The ...
Pontifical Biblical Commission publishes document on inspiration and truth of Scripture
The Pontifical Biblical Commission has published a study on the inspiration and truth of Sacred Scripture, according to the October 24 edition of L'Osservatore Romano.
Father Klemens ...
Bishop shows solidarity following attack on Palestinian mosque
An auxiliary bishop of Jerusalem has visited a Palestinian village to express solidarity following a firebomb attack on a mosque.
"Such acts do not encourage peace and only serve to ...
Vatican envoy: a rising tide does not lift all boats
At a UN meeting devoted to poverty, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations said that "countries should develop evidence-based policies and strategies to combat ...
Growth of Church in Zambia highlighted
Five decades after Zambia gained its independence, the Church there is looked on with "great respect, and her influence has grown, thanks to her prophetic voice," said the national ...
Boko Haram abducts more Christian girls
The Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram has kidnapped over 60 girls and young women from Christian villages in northeastern Nigeria, according to a CNN report.
The kidnappings ...
Pope Benedict: dialogue is no substitute for mission
As the Pontifical Urbaniana University, which educates missionaries, dedicated a lecture hall in honor of Benedict XVI on October 21, the prefect of the papal household, Archbishop Georg ...