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Pope announces June 29 consistory to create 14 new cardinals
Vatican City, May 20, 2018 / 06:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- There will be a consistory June 29 to create 14 new cardinals, each of whom express the "universality" of the Church, Pope Francis announced Sunday after his Regina Coeli address.
Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to be canonized October 14
Vatican City, May 19, 2018 / 05:19 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Following a meeting between the Council of Cardinals and Pope Francis Saturday, the Vatican announced that Bl. Pope Paul VI and Bl. Oscar Romero will be canonized together on Oct. 14, 2018.
All Chilean bishops present resignation, await decision from pope
Vatican City, May 18, 2018 / 07:44 am (EWTN News/CNA).- At the close of their 3-day meeting with Pope Francis, all Chilean bishops asked victims of the country's abuse scandal for forgiveness and presented written resignations to the pope, who must decide whether to accept or reject them.
Pope to Chilean bishops: Serve Christ in victims of abuse
Vatican City, May 17, 2018 / 02:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis thanked Chile's bishops for their "frank" dialogue during a 3-day Vatican meeting on the Chilean abuse scandals, and asked them to focus on serving abuse victims as they return to their dioceses and prepare to implement short and long term resolutions.
Vatican offices urge re-calibration of financial markets
Vatican City, May 17, 2018 / 01:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Two Vatican offices called Thursday for the development of new forms of economy and finance with  regulations directed to the common good and respect for human dignity.
Pope Francis decries 'spiral of violence' in Middle East
Vatican City, May 16, 2018 / 05:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Expressing his sorrow for those who have lost their lives, Pope Francis Wednesday called for peace and dialogue in the Middle East, which has faced increased violence during the transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Analysis: Why Francis might follow Benedict's lead on Chilean abuse scandal
Vatican City, May 15, 2018 / 03:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- This week 34 Chilean bishops are meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the country's clerical sexual abuse scandal, which involves at least one of the bishops attending the meeting. The meeting is significant, but not unprecedented.
Contemplative nuns must join federations, Vatican instruction says
Vatican City, May 15, 2018 / 02:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican published an instruction Tuesday aimed at applying norms established in Pope Francis' 2016 apostolic constitution on women's contemplative orders, which emphasizes the need for networks of monasteries in contemplative life. The instruction states that all monasteries of nuns must be affiliated with a federation, or organization, of religious houses.
Chilean bishops to spend first day of Rome meeting in prayer
Vatican City, May 15, 2018 / 12:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On their first day of meetings with Pope Francis, Chilean bishops have been asked to make a 24-hour retreat until Wednesday, using the time to pray and reflect on specific themes provided by Pope Francis until their next audience on Wednesday.
Before meeting with Pope, Chilean bishops vow to end abuse
Vatican City, May 14, 2018 / 02:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Speaking on the eve of a 3-day meeting with Pope Francis about a massive clerical abuse scandal, several Chilean prelates said they are ready to listen, and to work toward eradicating sexual abuse in the Church.
Pope's Lamborghini auctioned for nearly $1 million
Vatican City, May 14, 2018 / 12:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A custom Lamborghini Huracan that had been donated to Pope Francis last year was auctioned for nearly $1 million on Saturday, with proceeds going to charity.
Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly Indonesian attacks
Vatican City, May 13, 2018 / 07:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After multiple bombings at churches in Indonesia left 11 dead dozens more injured, Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died and asked God to bring an end to hatred and violence.
Pope to meet Chilean bishops, discuss 'devastating' impact of abuse crisis
Vatican City, May 12, 2018 / 06:42 am (EWTN News/CNA).- From May 15-17 Pope Francis will meet with 33 Chilean bishops to share his personal take on the country's massive clerical abuse crisis and help the local Church to find a way forward implementing processes of healing and prevention.
Francis: Catholics and Eastern Orthodox have a common 'heritage of holiness'
Vatican City, May 11, 2018 / 01:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a meeting with the leader of the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church Friday, Pope Francis recalled two of the saints the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Churches have in common – Sts. Cyril and Methodius – remarking on the holiness both Churches have inherited.
Cardinal Errazuriz will not participate in Chilean bishops' meeting in Rome
Vatican City, May 10, 2018 / 12:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, archbishop emeritus of Santiago, has said that he will not take part in a meeting between Chile's bishops and the pope next week to discuss a report on allegations of abuse cover-up in the Latin American country.