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Vatican suppresses Italy-based Regina Pacis Community after apostolic visit

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Aug 27, 2021 / 04:36 am (CNA).

Pope Francis declared the community’s co-founder “venerable” in 2017.

Pope Francis meets Nadia Murad as Nobel Prize winner advocates for Afghan women

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Dec. 20, 2018. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The survivor of ISIS enslavement has expressed concern for the future of Afghan women.

Pope Francis names religious sister to No. 2 position in Vatican’s social development office

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli speaks at a press conference at the Vatican on July 7, 2020. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, 46, was appointed ‘ad interim.’

Vatican urges countries to accept refugees from Afghanistan

Early morning in Kabul, Afghanistan. / Mohammad Rahmani via Unsplash

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2021 / 08:05 am (CNA).

A Vatican diplomat challenged nations to “move from declaration to action.”

Pope Francis: ‘Hypocrisy in the Church is particularly detestable’

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 25, 2021. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2021 / 03:55 am (CNA).

The pope said that hypocritical behavior undermined Church unity.

Pope Francis sends $230,000 for Haiti earthquake victims

Pope Francis gives his Wednesday general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall on Aug. 4, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Aug 24, 2021 / 05:20 am (CNA).

Pope Francis is sending assistance to the victims of the Haiti earthquake as the death toll from the natural disaster continues to rise.

Sunday Mass should be the culmination of all parish activities, Cardinal Parolin says

Pope Francis says Mass at the chapel of Santa Marta in the Vatican, Sept. 11, 2018. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Aug 23, 2021 / 10:37 am (CNA).

After pandemic lockdowns led to the suspension of Catholic liturgies in many parts of the world, the Sunday Mass must be reaffirmed as the source and summit of parish life, the Vatican Secretary of State said in a message sent Monday on behalf of the pope. 

Pope Francis: Do not water down the truth of the Eucharist

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Angelus on July 25, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA

Vatican City, Aug 22, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA).

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not water down the teaching that the Eucharist is Jesus’ Body and Blood.

Pope Francis praises martyred Korean priest at Vatican Mass

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, May 7, 2014. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Aug 21, 2021 / 11:35 am (CNA).

Pope Francis said St. Andrew Kim Taegon spread the faith “in difficult times, marked by persecution and suffering” for the Korean people.

Pope Francis: 'What justifies us is Jesus Christ'

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021. / Vatican Media

Vatican City, Aug 18, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA).

Pope Francis said that Catholics must observe the commandments with the knowledge that justification comes from Jesus Christ.