Tag : Vatican
Pope Francis title : Letter from Pope Francis Congratulating Gay Couple for Baptizing Children 'Not an Endorsement' of Same-Sex Unions
summary : August 10, 2017: The Vatican has clarified that Pope Francis was not endorsing gay marriage by sending a letter to a same-sex couple congratulating them on the baptism of their children.
date : Aug 10, 2017 11:23 AM EDT
Pope Francis title : Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisers Call for Meeting With Pope Francis Over Vatican Criticism
summary : August 8, 2017: Donald Trump's evangelical advisors have called for a meeting with Pope Francis over increased criticism from the Vatican allies. These 'friends' of the Vatican question the American Catholics political direction.
date : Aug 08, 2017 12:18 PM EDT
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis 'Loves China', Hopes to Heal Strained Relationship Between Vatican and Communist Country
summary : August 4, 2017: Pope Francis has said he "loves China" and hopes the Vatican and the Communist country can heal their strained relationship, Chinese media has quoted a Vatican official as saying.
date : Aug 04, 2017 09:47 AM EDT
China Catholics title : Vatican 'Gravely Concerned' Over Chinese Bishop Who Disappeared After Being 'Forcibly Removed'
summary : June 27, 2017: The Vatican has expressed "grave concern" on Monday for a Chinese bishop who has disappeared after being "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago.
date : Jun 27, 2017 12:48 PM EDT
Pope Francis title : Here's Why it Was Once Unthinkable That the President, Pope Would Meet
summary : The much-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Pope Francis - the third stop on the first overseas trip of Trump's presidency - proved successful.
date : May 30, 2017 06:18 PM EDT
Underground Church in China title : Why China Should Repair Damaged Relations with the Vatican
summary : A 65-year-long split between China and the Vatican may finally be getting repaired. Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong recently indicated that there might be an agreement over the thorniest issue between the two sides - Vatican's right to appoint its own bishops in China.
date : May 17, 2017 08:30 AM EDT
Donald Trump title : Mural Depicting 'Satanic' Donald Trump Kissing Pope Francis Painted Near Vatican
summary : A controversial, life-size mural depicting a "satanic" President Donald Trump kissing Pope Francis has has appeared on a wall near the Vatican -- just two weeks before the two are scheduled to meet.
date : May 12, 2017 11:43 AM EDT
China Catholics title : China Urges Vatican to be 'Flexible, Pragmatic' on Improving Religious Ties
summary : While Pope Francis tries to heal a decades-old religious rift with China within which Chinese Catholics are divided between loyalty to him and those who are members of a government-controlled official church, China's head of religious affairs on Tuesday said Beijing is willing to have constructive dialogue with the Vatican but stressed Catholics should "hold up high the flag of patriotism" and adapt Catholicism to Chinese society.
date : Dec 28, 2016 11:14 AM EST
Rembrandt The Stoning of Saint Stephen title : Christian Unity Displayed Through Vatican's First-Ever Rembrandt Exhibit
summary : Paintings of artistic genius Rembrandt, who traditionally was more associated with Protestant Europe, now are on display at the Vatican Museums -- a first for the popular spot that attracts millions of visitors annually. Titled "Rembrandt in the Vatican: Images Between Heaven and Earth," the show includes 53 artworks from the Zorn Museum in Sweden and the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. Some of the Dutch artist's best-known works are biblical scenes, such as "The Raising of the Cross" and "Adam and Eve."
date : Dec 09, 2016 06:51 PM EST
Rembrandt The Stoning of Saint Stephen title : Christian Unity Displayed Through Vatican's First-Ever Rembrandt Exhibit
summary : Paintings of artistic genius Rembrandt, who traditionally was more associated with Protestant Europe, now are on display at the Vatican Museums -- a first for the popular spot that attracts millions of visitors annually. Titled "Rembrandt in the Vatican: Images Between Heaven and Earth," the show includes 53 artworks from the Zorn Museum in Sweden and the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. Some of the Dutch artist's best-known works are biblical scenes, such as "The Raising of the Cross" and "Adam and Eve."
date : Dec 09, 2016 06:51 PM EST
The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) title : German Protestants Pass Resolution to Stop Converting Jews to Christianity: 'We Leave Up to God'
summary : Protestant churches in Germany have decided to stop any attempt to convert the Jews to the Christian faith and abandon their “Mission to the Jews.”
date : Nov 22, 2016 10:03 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis, in Surprise Visit, Comforts Survivors of Italian Earthquake
summary : Pope Francis made a surprise visit on Tuesday to towns and villages devastated by an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy in August, comforting residents who lost everything and praying together for the dead.
date : Oct 04, 2016 09:52 AM EDT
Vatican title : Chinese Gov't Arrests Vatican-Appointed Bishop for Refusing to Submit to State Control
summary : In an effort to curb the influence of Christianity, China's Communist Party arrested the Vatican-appointed coadjutor bishop of Wenzhou, Msgr. Peter Shao Zhumin because he was not approved by Chinese officials.
date : Sep 09, 2016 12:16 PM EDT
Pope Francis on Instagram title : Pope Francis Joins Instagram, Sets New Record With 1 Million Followers in First 12 Hours
summary : His Holiness Pope Francis became even more social media savvy Saturday when he launched his new Instagram account, posting a picture of himself kneeling, with a caption in several languages asking people of faith to pray for him. The previous Instagram record was 24 hours held by athlete David Beckham.
date : Mar 20, 2016 03:05 PM EDT
Christophe Pierre title : Pope Francis To Replace U.S. Ambassador: Was It Over Kim Davis Secret Meeting or Canon Law?
summary : Speculation is mounting about who may be the next U.S. ambassador for Pope Francis. The pope's current ambassador, or nuncio, to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, is still in the role, however church sources indicate the pontiff has chosen French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre, now the Vatican's representative to Mexico, to be his next envoy to the states.
date : Mar 18, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Mother Teresa with Pope John Paul II title : Mother Teresa's Canonization Sainthood Expected to Be Shared by Pope Francis On March 15
summary : Pope Francis will hold and preside over an ordinary public consistory of cardinals in the Vatican March 15, during which he will sign the decree for canonizing Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata and four others. Canonization is the act within the Orthodox, Oriental Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic or Anglican Church of being recognized after death as a someone who lived a virtuous life as God's servant and who was involved with perceived miracles.
date : Mar 10, 2016 11:58 AM EST
Pope Francis Mass title : Pope Francis Notes 'Fake' Christians Exist When Actions Don't Follow Words
summary : God is real, too many Christians are fake, suggested Pope Francis, reflecting on how many Christians treat faith as though it were window dressing, devoid of obligation, or an occasion for aggrandizement rather than an opportunity for service, especially to our neediest neighbors, according to Vatican sources. He described Christianity as a religion that by its very nature, must act for good, not a "religion of saying" made of hypocrisy.
date : Feb 23, 2016 02:59 PM EST
Maria Bartiromo and Robert Jeffress title : Donald Trump, Pope Francis Spat Over Christianity Simmers Down but Pastor Robert Jeffress Joins In
summary : A surprise, public spat that surfaced within the last 24 hours between Pope Francis and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to be quickly de-escalating. When, on a papal plane ride back from Mexico to Italy with reporters, Pope Francis said Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border, Trump called the pontiff's comments about him "disgraceful." But by Thursday evening, the GOP front-runner was uncharacteristically backing off of the hot topic, saying he would meet with the Pope "anytime he wants."
date : Feb 19, 2016 07:46 PM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S.-Mexico Border Criticized By Donald Trump, Vatican Responds
summary : While on his way to facilitate a scheduled mass at Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico, Pope Francis stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border to pray for the migrants. Presidential candidate Donald Trump, however, thinks that the Pope does not fully understand the importance of border security.
date : Feb 18, 2016 09:24 AM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Gathers 'VIP Refugees, Immigrants' To Pray Across Mexico-United States Border
summary : Ahead of Pope Francis' trip to Mexico Friday, he prayed during his weekly Angelus Address from St. Peter's Square that the international community would aid Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the West.
date : Feb 09, 2016 03:10 PM EST
Pope Francis and Leonardo DiCaprio title : Leonardo DiCaprio, Pope Francis Meet About Ethical Duties To Protect Earth
summary : Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and His Holiness Pope Francis lead vastly different lives, both leaders in their respective fields. But during a private meeting at the Vatican on Thursday, they came together to discuss the need for unified approaches to the detrimental effects of climate change. Together, the pair hope to identify ways to inspire and motivate people worldwide to commit to upholding moral and ethical responsibilities to protect the Earth.
date : Jan 29, 2016 02:34 PM EST
Pope Francis Jan. 1, 2016 title : Pope Francis' Message For New Year 2016: 'How Long Will Human Evil Sow Violence, Hatred in Our World?'
summary : In Pope Francis' New Year's homily Friday, he highlighted the need to "let ourselves be reborn, to overcome the indifference which blocks solidarity, and to leave behind the false neutrality which prevents sharing." He recommended cooperation as the way to build an "ever more just and fraternal world, a world in which every person and every creature can dwell in peace," reports Fox News.
date : Jan 01, 2016 12:17 PM EST
title : Vatican Reform Finances, Counter Terrorism Measures Get Mixed Ratings in New Report From Anti-Money Laundering European Watchdog Group
summary : Many of previously cited Vatican finance deficiencies have been addressed in the Holy See system, states a Dec. 15 report released by MONEYVAL, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering committee. However, council representatives still urge money laundering prosecutions be ramped up. The uniqueness of the Holy See system, a state in which there are neither banks nor a market, presents unique situations regarding compliance with current standards that counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
date : Dec 16, 2015 12:17 PM EST
Vatican title : Italy Impounds 3,500 Counterfeit 'Apostolic Blessings' In Rome During Pope Francis' Holy Year Celebration
summary : At least 3,500 fake Vatican parchments that were being sold to unsuspecting pilgrims taking part in Pope Francis' Holy Year celebrations were seized Monday by Police in Rome, according to Associated Press sources.
date : Dec 14, 2015 02:49 PM EST
Pope Francis title : Keep Churches Open Urges Pope Francis, Despite Security Worries, Even For 'Lapsed Believers' and Migrants
summary : Amidst security fears resulting from recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Pope Francis on Wednesday said the doors of Catholic churches around the world must remain open.
date : Nov 19, 2015 10:38 AM EST
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