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Chinese bishop forcibly removed from diocese still missing
Vatican City, Jun 26, 2017 / 08:04 am (EWTN News).- On Monday the Vatican issued a statement on the situation of the Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, who has not been returned since being forcibly removed from his diocese by the Chinese state May 18.
Christ doesn't promise freedom from difficulties, Pope says
Vatican City, Jun 25, 2017 / 12:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that following Christ does not mean our lives will be free from all earthly troubles.
Francis urges Serrans to 'keep moving forward' promoting vocations
Vatican City, Jun 23, 2017 / 03:42 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis offered encouragement Friday to members of Serra International, which promotes religious vocations, urging them to persevere in their "beautiful vocation of being laity who are friends to priests" and to "(k)eep moving forward!"
Pope Francis meets with the King and Queen of the Netherlands
Vatican City, Jun 22, 2017 / 08:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Thursday Pope Francis met with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, discussing issues surrounding migration, poverty and the protection of the environment.
Meeting with NFL hall-of-famers, Pope Francis promotes teamwork
Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 02:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis addressed members of the National Football League Hall of Fame on Wednesday, encouraging them to promote the values of sportsmen not only on the field but also within their communities.
Pope Francis sends aid to a troubled South Sudan
Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 12:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After the Vatican stated last month the postponement of Pope Francis' proposed trip to South Sudan, they announced Wednesday that the Pope will instead send aid to the people suffering from worsening conditions.
Can relics unite Catholics and Orthodox? Pope Francis thinks so.
Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Common veneration of relics is one of the tools Pope Francis is using to foster ecumenical relations with the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Don't think holiness is for you? The saints can help, Pope Francis says
Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 06:27 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness is possible for everyone, and we should call on them for help in living out our vocations.
Vatican's first General Auditor resigns abruptly
Vatican City, Jun 20, 2017 / 01:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In an unexpected move in the Holy See's ongoing financial reform, the Vatican announced on Tuesday the resignation of Libero Milone, General Auditor of the Holy See, effective immediately.  
It's a responsibility to seek truth, educate youth, Pope Francis says
Barbiana, Italy, Jun 20, 2017 / 06:55 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the graves of two 20th century Italian priests, reflecting on charity and education, and calling on adults to form their consciences well, so that they may teach young people to do the same.
Pope asks for moment of silence for victims of Portugal forest fires
Vatican City, Jun 18, 2017 / 06:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Sunday, following the Angelus, Pope Francis asked pilgrims in St. Peter's Square to pause for a silent moment of prayer for all those affected by forest fires still raging in central Portugal.
Sainthood causes advance, including layman who resisted fascism
Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 10:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Friday recognized the heroic virtue of six persons on the path to canonization, as well as the martyrdom of an Italian man who died from injuries of a beating he received while imprisoned in a concentration camp for resisting fascism.
Pope Francis, German Chancellor discuss need to fight poverty, hunger
Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 06:59 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Saturday, Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the Vatican, agreeing on the need to dedicate special attention to the responsibility of the international community in addressing issues of poverty and hunger.
Pope Francis expresses sorrow for victims of London Grenfell Tower fire
Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 05:05 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Saturday Pope Francis expressed his sorrow for the victims of a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London, offering his condolences for the families of those who have died.
Is there a pontifical commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae?
Vatican City, Jun 16, 2017 / 06:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As rumors abound concerning a Vatican commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae in light of Amoris laetitia, the controversial president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has rejected these rumors.