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Pope Francis Calls for Peace at First Easter Mass

Pope Francis called on Easter Sunday for peace in a world "still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this twenty-first century." continue reading »

Thousands Gather for Pope Francis’s First Public Audience

Pope Francis entered St. Peter's Square in the popemobile on Wednesday to hold the first public audience of his pontificate, which several thousand people from all over the world attended. continue reading »

Christ’s Guidance Can Help Overcome Evil in the World, Says Pope Francis

Pope Francis called in his first Palm Sunday Mass for an end to wars, economic conflicts that harm the weakest people in society, hunger for money and power, corruption and crimes against human life and creation, telling the faithful that Christ can help them overcome the evil in men and the world. continue reading »

Pope Francis Explains Choosing Name, Hopes Church Will Focus on Helping the Poor

Pope Francis told reporters here Saturday why he chose to name himself after St. Francis of Assisi, explaining that he wants a church focused on the poor. continue reading »

Pope Francis Warns of Pessimism In Address to Cardinals

Pope Francis said Friday in his meeting with the cardinals that they must avoid pessimism and find the courage every day to spread the Gospel to all corners of the earth. continue reading »

Sister of Pope Francis Asks World to Pray for Him As He Adjusts to New Job

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, never wanted to be pontiff but will have to deal with the tough job he has been handed, his sister, Maria Elena Bergoglio, told Argentina's C5N cable news channel on Thursday. continue reading »

Pope Francis I Addresses Rome For First Time as Pope

Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio addressed tens of thousands of the faithful in St. Peter's Square late Wednesday after being chosen as the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church continue reading »

Cardinals to Meet on March 4 Before Official Conclave

Cardinals will begin holding formal meetings starting March 4 as part of their preparations for a conclave to elect the new pope, the Vatican said Friday. continue reading »

Learn the new Pope Benedict XVI Choreography! (VIDEO)

YMCA meets the Vatican. Watch and learn the steps to "Benedicto Equis, U Vé, Palito! continue reading »

Mexico Awaits Millions of Tourists for Religious Tourism

The Vatican will have the full support of the Mexican authorities for the realization of the VII World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism to be held from April 23 to 27, 2012, assured the Ambassador of Mexico t continue reading »

Mexico’s Contribution to Pope John Paul II Beatification: A Miracle and Mangos

This May 1st, the late Pope John Paul II will be beatified as México embraces the memory of one of the most charismatic religious leaders. 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 »

Chilean Police Seize Vatican Documents on Priest Abuse Case

Files on the abuse case of Chilean priest, Fr. Fernando Karadima, have been seized by police after the Catholic Church refused to turn their files over on the case. continue reading »

Vatican Finds Chilean Priest Guilty of Sexual Abuse of Minors

On behalf of the Vatican, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago announced that an elderly reverend has been found guilty of sexually abusing minors in Chile. Father Fernando Karadima, 80, has been ordered by the church to retired to a “life o prayer of penitence,” continue reading »

Pope Sends Message to Latin American Conference on Vocations Encouraging Others to the Priesthood

Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of encouragement to the second Latin-American Continental Congress for Vocations, which is being held in Cartago, Costa Rica, from January 31 to February 5, 2011. 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 »

Vatican Denies Collaboration on Reality TV Show on Exorcism

Days after Discovery Channel announced it was working closing with the Vatican on the upcoming reality TV show ‘The Exorcist Files’, the Vatican is denying this. continue reading »

Reality TV Newest Duo: Vatican and Discovery Channel with Show on Real Exorcisms

The Exorcist Files is yet another reality TV show coming to you this spring. However, the fact that the Vatican decided to open up its files on real exorcisms and pending investigations is a first and should make for very interesting TV. continue reading »

Vatican Bank Under Investigation

Seizing roughly $30 million from the Vatican Bank Tuesday, Italian authorities said they will be investigating top officials in connection with money laundering. Attempting to make its finances more transparent to comply continue reading »

Mexico City Key to British Cardinal Becoming a Saint

The Archdiocese of Mexico City will investigate claims that a severely deformed baby was born in a perfectly normal condition after the child’s mother prayed to British Cardinal John Henry Newman for a miracle continue reading »