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Archbishop ViganĂ² urges US bishops to be 'courageous shepherds'

Vatican City, Nov 13, 2018 / 12:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop Carlo Maria ViganĂ² sent Tuesday a message to the bishops of the United States, who are holding a plenary assembly, encouraging them to act as courageous shepherds in the face of the sex abuse crisis.

Archbishop Scicluna named adjunct secretary of CDF

Vatican City, Nov 13, 2018 / 11:35 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta as adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in 2019

Vatican City, Nov 13, 2018 / 06:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis will head to two cities in Morocco March 30-31, 2019, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

Vatican Christmas stamps feature artwork by inmate

Vatican City, Nov 12, 2018 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The artwork featured on the Vatican's postage stamps for Christmas 2018 were painted by a man serving a life-sentence in a Milanese prison.

Pope Francis marks World War I centenary with message of peace

Vatican City, Nov 11, 2018 / 07:55 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The bells of St. Peter's Basilica rang out in unison with thousands of other church bells around the world Sunday afternoon as Pope Francis commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.

Pope Francis warns Catholic journalists against pessimism

Vatican City, Nov 9, 2018 / 12:18 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholic journalists should be guided not by despair and negativity, but by a commitment to sharing the beauty of the human person, Pope Francis told a group of media students Friday.

Pope and Assyrian Patriarch: Blood of Middle East martyrs is 'seed Christian unity'

Vatican City, Nov 9, 2018 / 02:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis and the Assyrian Patriarch Mar Gewargis III have pledged ecumenical unity in support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East in a joint statement released Nov. 9.

Francis makes appointments to Roman Rota, Vatican Court of Appeal

Vatican City, Nov 8, 2018 / 07:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Thursday two lay lawyers to tribunals of the Holy See and Vatican City.

Pope says entrepreneurship needed in face of 'scandalous poverty'

Vatican City, Nov 7, 2018 / 06:47 am (EWTN News/CNA).- "If there is hunger on earth, it is not because food is missing!" Pope Francis said in St. Peter's Square Nov. 7.

"What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution," he continued.

Cardinal O'Brien: Don't let Holy Land become a 'museum'

Vatican City, Nov 7, 2018 / 02:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, told journalists Wednesday that the order of knighthood is committed to providing good educational opportunities in the Holy Land to help Christians remain in their homeland.