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Benedict XVI defends resignation and title 'pope emeritus' in private letters

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2018 / 10:35 am (EWTN News).- The private correspondence, excerpts from which were carried in a German newspaper, was reportedly addressed to Cardinal Walter Brandmüller.

It's our duty to fight racism, Pope tells international conference

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2018 / 06:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- All people have a responsibility to fight new forms of racism in the modern world, Pope Francis told more than 200 participants at a Rome-based conference this week.

Pope Francis meets Bono

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2018 / 11:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- U2 front man Bono had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday afternoon, saying afterward the Holy Father was "incredibly gracious with his time, his concentration."

Pope Francis: To honor one's parents, follow the saints

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2018 / 06:17 am (EWTN News).- There are many saints who demonstrate that even if one comes from a difficult childhood, or does not have good parents, hope can still be found in Christ and the mission received from him, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Youth to meet with Pope Francis during October synod

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2018 / 11:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Synod of Bishops announced Tuesday that the upcoming assembly of bishops will include a meeting of young people with Pope Francis and the Synod Fathers in the Vatican's Pope Paul VI hall.

Pope approves new constitution for Synod of Bishops

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2018 / 09:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a new apostolic constitution, Pope Francis has reformed the Synod of Bishops, creating a mechanism for the assembly's final document to be included in official Church teaching.

McCarrick's unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2018 / 09:15 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Over 20 years, Archbishop McCarrick traveled to China on at least eight occasions, sometimes staying in a state-controlled Beijing seminary, often serving as an unofficial bridge between the Vatican and Chinese government-appointed bishops until 2016.

Pope Francis: Discipleship takes sacrifice

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2018 / 07:03 am (EWTN News).- A fundamental rule of being a disciple of Christ is the necessity to make sacrifices and deny one's self, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

Do not avoid the wounds of the Church, pope says in Sicily

Vatican City, Sep 15, 2018 / 07:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In Sicily Saturday, Pope Francis said the wounds of the Church and the world are the wounds of Christ, and they must be touched and seen.

What is the pontifical secret?

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Following the allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò about the case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, many have called for official Vatican files on the former cardinal to be released. While this may seem like the easiest way of assessing the truth of Viganò's claims, many of the documents in question could be protected by the "pontifical secret." But what is that?