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Vatican releases online guide to combat $150 billion human trafficking industry
Vatican City, Jan 17, 2019 / 06:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With a new online guide, the Vatican seeks to combat the "ugly business" of human trafficking, which is estimated to generate $150 billion dollars a year, by examining the different levels of its complex international supply chains to target this grave evil at its roots.
Holy cow: Farm animals receive blessing outside St Peter's Square
Vatican City, Jan 17, 2019 / 12:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Farmers from across Italy brought their animals to the Vatican for a blessing Thursday, turning the street outside St. Peter's Square into a farmyard of horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, hens, sheep, rams, goats, geese, ducks, and rabbits.
Vatican: Abuse summit to help bishops know 'what they need to do'
Vatican City, Jan 16, 2019 / 08:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Just over a month ahead of the much-anticipated February meeting on sex abuse, the Vatican said the summit's goal is for bishops to leave the meeting knowing clearly what it is they need to do to stop the abuse of minors.
Pope Francis: 'God loves you, even if you forget Him'
Vatican City, Jan 16, 2019 / 07:29 am (EWTN News/CNA).- God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the unconditional love of God is not limited by our own sense of guilt or unworthiness.
Pope advances sainthood causes of 17 women
Vatican City, Jan 15, 2019 / 01:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis approved Tuesday the next step in the canonization causes of 17 women from four countries, including the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters killed in Spain at the start of the Spanish Civil War.
Pope tells Life academy to defend human dignity with courage
Vatican City, Jan 15, 2019 / 08:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Dialogue with society for the protection of human dignity and the common good, which are under threat, Pope Francis said in a letter to the Pontifical Academy for Life, published Tuesday.
Children must see the faith lived at home, pope tells parents
Vatican City, Jan 13, 2019 / 07:38 am (EWTN News/CNA).- At Mass in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, Pope Francis baptized 27 babies, reminding their parents that the first space in which children learn and witness the faith is at home.
New structure for Vatican Press Office announced
Vatican City, Jan 11, 2019 / 09:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican announced Friday that Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican communications department, has amended the organizational structure of the Holy See Press Office to include a senior advisor, two assistants, and an office manager.
Pope's Romania trip confirmed for early summer
Vatican City, Jan 11, 2019 / 05:53 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Romania to the cities of Bucharest, Iaşi, and Blaj, and to a Marian shrine in eastern Transylvania, at the end of May and beginning of June.
God is waiting to hear your prayers, pope says
Vatican City, Jan 9, 2019 / 07:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Persevere in prayer, remembering that God the Father is waiting to answer his children – even if the result is to change the person, not the circumstance, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Pope Francis: Serve the sick with generosity
Vatican City, Jan 8, 2019 / 06:58 am (EWTN News/CNA).- To serve the poor and sick in a generous manner is a powerful form of evangelization, Pope Francis said Tuesday in a message for the upcoming World Day of the Sick.
Analysis: The non-trial of Theodore McCarrick
Vatican City, Jan 7, 2019 / 02:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Sources at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have confirmed that allegations against McCarrick are being considered through an abbreviated approach called an "administrative penal process."
Pope to diplomats: Remember transcendent dimension of human persons
Vatican City, Jan 7, 2019 / 01:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Upholding the dignity of the human person, and the rule of law, are essential for good politics, Pope Francis said Monday to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.
Pope Francis sends Christmas greetings to Coptic Christians
Cairo, Egypt, Jan 7, 2019 / 06:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis sent Christmas and New Year's greetings to Coptic Christians and all Egyptians upon the inauguration of a major Coptic cathedral, jointly opened with a larger mosque at the same complex.
Like the magi, follow Christ's light, Pope Francis says
Vatican City, Jan 6, 2019 / 07:47 am (EWTN News/CNA).- To be clothed in the divine light of Christ, follow the example of the three magi, who put aside worldly power and success and rose to follow the star to Jesus, Pope Francis encouraged Sunday at Mass for Epiphany.