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Easter ceremonies to go ahead in Vatican without the faithful

The Easter ceremonies will take place in Rome but it is still uncertain how these celebrations will be conducted and who will participate in them, as this is currently under review and evolving.

2020.03.17.

Vatican promotes subsidiarity and solidarity for persons with rare diseases

There are over 300 million people in the world suffering from over 6000 identified rare diseases – European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS).

2020.03.06.

Vatican’s diplomats must undertake missionary assignments

The change in the formation of the Holy See’s diplomats was announced by Pope Francis in a letter to the new president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Archbishop Joseph Marino.

2020.02.18.

Group meets Redemptorists over plight of Fr Tony Flannery

Some of those involved in his “withdrawal” have been “shown up to be a lot less white than they presented themselves, and some of them have become more oppositional, even ‘heretical’, than I or my censored colleagues in the Irish Church ever were”.

2020.01.07.

Women must be respected and honoured, states Pope Francis

Women’s bodies must be freed from consumerism. They must be respected and honoured, said Pope Francis in his homily on the first day of the year, which is dedicated to the figure of Mary, Mother of God.

2020.01.02.

Vatican to offset Synod’s carbon emissions

The Synod is expected to generate carbon emissions of 572,809kg. In compensation, forestry licenses for the reforestation of ​​50 hectares in the Amazon basin will be purchased.

2019.10.08.

Synod on the Amazon opens with papal rebuke to mockers

In his address, Pope Francis hit out at the “mocking comments” made by some about the feathers worn by an indigenous man at the Synod’s opening Mass on Sunday.

2019.10.08.

Vatican calls for greater action to combat trafficking

Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin highlight the work done by church initiatives such as Talitha Kum and the Santa Marta Group in fighting this global scourge.

2019.09.28.

Green transformation for Vatican gardens

The Vatican is reducing the use of chemicals in its gardens, and has already reduced its water consumption.

2019.08.12.

Moon landing anniversary should inspire even greater steps for humanity, says Pope Francis

“More dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples and more future for our common home.”

2019.07.22.

Vatican reaffirms absolute inviolability of Seal of Confession

New document warns that priests can never be forced to reveal what they learn in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

2019.07.02.

Irish CDF official praises media’s role in exposing clerical abuse

“You never get used to it, and you can feel your heart and soul hurting.”

2019.06.23.

Slight increase in number of abuse allegations to National Board

NBSCCCI annual report for 2018 shows Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families last August saw a spike in allegations of clerical abuse.

2019.06.19.

New Vatican document rejects gender theory

Congregation for Catholic Education releases ‘Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education’ as an aid for Catholic educators and parents.

2019.06.11.

Pope authorises pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Vatican spokesman, Alessandro Gisotti, has warned that official pilgrimages should not be “interpreted as an authentication of well-known events, which still require examination by the Church”.

2019.05.14.

Restored holy stairs reopen in Rome for Easter

The 28 steps come from a staircase in Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem and are believed to be where Jesus Christ walked on his way to his trial.

2019.04.15.

Eradicate the evil of child abuse, says Pope at meeting in Rome

"The Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes," Pope Francis tells delegates at Protection of Minors meeting in Rome.

2019.02.25.

People expect not “predictable condemnations” but “concrete measures”

Pope calls upon those present at vital safeguarding conference to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and to be concrete.

2019.02.22.

Abuse survivors are “precious members of the Body of Christ”

In a message issued ahead of the Vatican’s abuse summit this week, Archbishop Eamon Martin tells survivors, “I am truly sorry for what was done to you.”

2019.02.20.

John Paul II’s sanction on Nicaraguan priest–poet lifted

During his visit to Nicaragua in 1983, Pope John Paul II publicly reprimanded Fr Ernesto Cardenal as the priest knelt to welcome the pope at Managua airport.

2019.02.19.

Vatican child protection meeting given seven-point action plan by Irish clerical abuse survivor

The secrecy surrounding the Church's accountability process for those failing to report child abuse increases the pereception that there is no process in place, says Irish clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins.

2019.02.04.

Irish bishops engage Internet experts as Vatican launches cyberbullying watchdog

“There is great potential to communicate the truth of the Gospel on the digital highways. It is important that we do so at all times with compassion and love.”

2019.01.26.

Abuse survivor fears February summit won’t deliver concrete action plans

Marie Collins tells We Are Church gathering, “If there is no consistent agreement across the Church as to what is sexual abuse of a minor, then how can we have any hope of consistent handling of the issue?”

2019.01.15.

One hundred cribs at Vatican show the true meaning of Christmas

So many persons stop every Christmas before the mystery of God made man, represented in the crib with statuettes, which in many cases are authentic masterpieces of art to pray, to reflect and to discover the love of God who becomes a child for us – Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

2018.12.26.

Pope pleads on his birthday for an end to the death penalty

Capital punishment is “contrary to the Gospel as it implies suppressing a life that is always sacred in the eyes of the Creator, and of which only God is the true judge and guarantor”.

2018.12.18.

Gooch pays tribute to “incredible hero” Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty

Kerry footballer launches new novel based on the true story of the Irish priest who is considered to be one of the most significant figures in Catholic resistance to Nazism.

2018.11.07.

“Women do now walk the corridors of the Vatican”

Catholic peer Baroness Nuala O’Loan tells conference ‘Women and the Catholic Church’ there is “change afoot” in the Church in relation to women.

2018.10.31.

New documentary on Pope Francis opens in cinemas today

Over two years, Wim Wenders interviewed the Pontiff for the documentary and he was given editorial independence by the Vatican.

2018.08.10.

Poll shows 91% of Irish Catholics oppose ban on artificial birth control

Large majorities of Catholics polled in five countries said they believed contraceptives are commonly used among Catholic couples.

2018.08.05.

Veritas and Dealz unveil papal souvenirs

Discount retailer says of ‘Lolli-Pope’ – “The product range is a bit of fun and Dealz is confident that people will find the fun in the product.”

2018.07.17.
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