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Pope Benedict Elevates Six to Become Cardinals Including Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota

This morning in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall the Holy Father received the new cardinals created in the consistory of Saturday November 24, and their families. continue reading »

Mexico to Deploy over 5,000 Federal Police as Security during Papal Visit

At least 5,700 federal and state law enforcement agents will provide security during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Mexico's Guanajuato state later this month, state emergency management chief Laura Gurza said. continue reading »

Pope Visit to Mexico Will Bring Him to “Land Wet with Blood of Martyrs”

Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Mexico, "will tread the land that was wet with the blood of martyrs" who fought to defend their faith in times of persecution. continue reading »

Pope Confirms Visit to Cuba as “Pilgrim of Charity”

Cuba has confirmed the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the island, which is why it is called the visit of the " Pilgrim of Charity." continue reading »

Honduran Bishop to Run for Office Because Politics ‘Screwed the Poor’

The "Red Bishop" of Honduras says he will run for president of the Central American nation if he gets permission from Pope Benedict XVI. Bishop Luis Santos Villeda of Santa Rosa de Copan will celebrate his 75th birthday in November and plans to immediately submit his resignation to the Vatican, as required by canon law. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI has Expressed his Support of the United States on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! On this day my thoughts turn to the somber events of September 11, 2001, when so many innocent lives were lost in the brutal assault on the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the further attacks in Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. I join you in commending the thousands of victims to the infinite mercy of Almighty God and in asking our heavenly Father to continue to console those who mourn the loss of loved ones. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Announces: Rio de Janeiro Will Host the 2012 World Youth Day (VIDEO)

Rio de Janeiro will host the next World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI announced Sunday to hundreds of thousands of young Roman Catholic pilgrims at the close of this year's event in Madrid. continue reading »

Weekly Special: Forgiveness for Abortion Being Dispensed by the Pope Himself in Spain

When Pope Benedict arrives in Madrid this week for World Youth Day he will not only be bringing his blessings but forgiveness for any woman who confesses to having an abortion and a welcome back mat to the Catholic church. continue reading »

First Catholic Diocese in the Americas Celebrates 500th Yr Anniversary in Dominican Republic

With a solemn Eucharistic celebration, presided by the papal legate, Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Archbishop Emeritus of Sevilla, the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic yesterday concluded the jubilee celebrations for the 500th anniversary of its foundation by Pope Julius II, on August 8 1511. continue reading »

Thousands Turn Out for Beatification of Sister Dulce in Brazil

Close to 70,000 turned out on Sunday in Brazil for the beatification of Sister Dulce Lopez, including President Dilma Rousseff, while thousands others watched the live broadcast. continue reading »

Pope Names Miami Auxiliary Bishop Estévez as Bishop of St. Augustine, Florida

Pope Benedict XVI has named Miami Auxiliary Bishop Felipe de Jesús Estévez, 65, as bishop of St. Augustine, Florida, to succeed Bishop Victor Benito Galeone, 75, and accepted Bishop Galeone’s resignation continue reading »

Pope’s Easter Message from St Peter’s Square, Addresses Issue of Drug Violence in Latin America

Pope Benedict celebrated Easter Mass today in St. Peter’s Square with thousands of religious pilgrims and tourists, giving a message of hope while calling for diplomacy and peace in the Middle East. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica Victim of Arson

Spanish authorities are reporting that one of the country’s most favored tourist attractions, the Sagrada Familia basilica was the victim of arson. This attack comes one week after the tabernacle and statute of Virgin Mary were destroyed by vandals in another part of the country. continue reading »

On Palm Sunday Pope Addresses Violence in Colombia

At the end of the celebration of the solemnity of Palm Sunday and the Lord's Passion, the Holy Father prayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square continue reading »

Pope Tells Latin American Bishops:  Building Strong Families Key

Made public today was a Message written by the Holy Father for a meeting of bishops who head episcopal commissions for the family and life in Latin America and the Caribbean continue reading »

A ‘Miracle’ Happens to 3-Year Old Blessed by Pope Benedict, Survives Bus Running her Over

3-year old Claire Hill, was blessed in 2008 by Pope Benedict during his visit to Australia, when her parents held her up to his passing motor car on World Youth Day. They considered themselves fortunate to have gotten so close to the Pope but now wonder if that blessing resulted in a miracle that saved their daughter. continue reading »

Pope Bestows One of the Highest Honors On Mar Munoz-Visoso for Ministry to the Hispanic Community

Mar Munoz-Visoso, who currently works at the United Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was just bestowed the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Benedict, one of the highest honors awarded to lay people. continue reading »

97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees Celebrated Today Through the World’s Catholic Churches

Today the Church will observe the 97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a commemoration instituted by St. Pius X. Pope Benedict’s brief message for the day is entitled “One Human Family.” continue reading »

FAST TRACKED:  Pope John Paul II to be Beatified on May 1st, Six Years After his Death

Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has released a decree, formally approved by Pope Benedict XVI, confirming the authenticity of a miracle through the intercession of the late Polish Pontiff. continue reading »

Beatification of John Paul II: One Step Closer as Miracle is Recognized (VIDEO)

Vatican officials have concluded that a miraculous healing credited to the intercession of Pope John Paul II is authentic. The decision clears the way for the Church to declare the late Pope “blessed,” the final stage on the road to sainthood. The Pope’s beatification could take place as early as April 2 continue reading »