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Keep searching for unity, pope tells German Lutherans, Catholics
Feb 07 2017
Christians must find a common way of reacting and witnessing to the Gospel, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said.

Economy of communion offers second chances, promotes sharing, pope says
Feb 06 2017
One cannot be a Christian if one worships idols, Pope Francis said, and "one of the most powerful idols is money."

Order of Malta’s grand master resigns at pope’s request
Jan 25 2017
After weeks of very public tensions with the Vatican, the head of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta accepted Pope Francis’ request that he submit his resignation.

'We must wait and see,' pope says of President Trump
Jan 22 2017
Pope Francis told an interviewer it would be "reckless" to pass judgment on the new president before he had a chance to do anything.

Opus Dei to begin process to choose new prelate Jan. 21
Jan 17 2017
The three-step process to elect a new prelate for Opus Dei, the predominantly lay organization, will begin Jan. 21 with a consultation involving more than three dozen women leaders.

Pope baptizes babies born in Italian earthquake zone
Jan 17 2017
In a gesture of closeness to those who lost loved ones following several devastating earthquakes, Pope Francis baptized 13 babies from central Italy.

Vatican backs papal commission investigating Order of Malta
Jan 17 2017
The Vatican confirmed its trust in the papal commission investigating the forced resignation of the Order of Malta’s former grand chancellor following a letter by the order’s grand master to discredit the group.

McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor
Jan 12 2017
A specially prepared menu for the poor includes a double cheeseburger, fresh apple slices and a bottle of water.

Pope to diplomats: Break bad habits of war, injustice
Jan 10 2017
Religions are “called to promote peace,” Pope Francis said, appealing to “all religious authorities to join in reaffirming unequivocally that one can never kill in God’s name.”

Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope
Jan 09 2017
The Catholic Church is “very far” from a situation in which the pope is in need of “fraternal correction” because he has not put the faith and church teaching in danger, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.