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Artists begin work on Vatican Christmas nativity – out of sand
Nov 17, 2018 - 04:25 pm
  • The Vatican’s nativity scene will be a little bit different this year. In a departure from the traditional Neapolitan or Maltese figures of recent years, the scene of Christ’s birth will be entirely sculpted from sand.
Pope Francis: Include the Holy Spirit in art, theology
Nov 17, 2018 - 05:34 am
  • In the face of the difficulties of the modern-age, artists and theologians need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – the source of joy and hope, Pope Francis said Saturday, during the awarding of the 2018 Ratzinger Prize.
Pope creates class on ‘Sciences of Peace’ at Lateran University
Nov 17, 2018 - 04:01 am
  • Pope Francis Monday established a curriculum in Sciences of Peace at the Pontifical Lateran University, involving the “pope’s university” because of the special bond it has with the Holy See in a project to “foster seeds of peace.”
Italian bishops’ conference establishes national center for youth protection
Nov 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
  • With the intention of “providing a radical solution” to the sex abuse issue, the Italian bishops’ conference established Thursday a new center for youth protection, and pledged to update its 2014 guidelines on countering sexual abuse.
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Sunday Gospel Dec. 24, 2017
  • (Vatican Radio) In this week's edition of There's More in the Gospel Than Meets the Eye, Jill Bevilacqua and Seàn-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  Listen: Gospel  - Lk 1:26 - 38 The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of ...
Pope meets Ecuadoran president
  • Pope Francis, Saturday morning, received in the Vatican President ‎Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés of Ecuador, who later held talks with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher. In a brief communique, the Holy See’s Press Office said that “during ...
Pope urges precise and complete news reporting
  • Pope Francis has urged that "news be communicated with serenity, precision and completeness, using a calm ‎language in favour of a fruitful reflection; thoughtful and clear words, which reject the tempers of ‎allusive, clamorous and ambiguous speech,  Pope Francis told representatives of Italian periodicals on Saturday.  “It is ...
Vatican and WCC plan world conference on combating xenophobia
  • (Vatican Radio) The Vatican and the World Council of Churches on Friday concluded a three day meeting exploring ways of combating xenophobia that is often provoked and exploited by populist policies. A recent UNHCR report spoke of responses to the global migration and refugee crisis as marked by “toxic” ...