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Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

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Victims for sure, but abuse survivors can also be active agents...

VATICAN CITY -- In reporting historical and recent abuse of minors, the media should broaden its focus to include portrayals of survivors as active...

Public audience invited to attend Pope Francis’ weekly meeting starting Sept....

VATICAN CITY  -- Twenty-six weeks after his last weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis will resume his audiences with the public...

Academy unveils effort to fight mafia’s ‘deviant spirituality’ of Mary

VATICAN CITY — Given the many criminal organizations and gangs worldwide that have distorted the true role and image of Mary, a pontifical academy...

Holy, not horror: New guide explains hidden ministry of exorcism

VATICAN CITY — One kind of ministry, by its nature but also church mandate, shuns the limelight and remains discreet: exorcism. Unfortunately, commercial interests and...

Is seeing believing? How the Catholic church faces claims of Marian...

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church has always been very cautious when it comes to judging reported Marian apparitions. More than 1,500 visions of Mary...

Coronavirus restrictions offer chance to support rural tourism, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY  -- The drastic reduction in people's mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic could be an opportunity for moving one's heart and mind...

Nuclear weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, Pope...

VATICAN CITY-- For peace to flourish, weapons of war must be set aside, especially nuclear weapons that can obliterate entire cities and countries, Pope...

Pope Francis to young people at Medjugorje: Let Mary’s example ‘captivate...

VATICAN CITY  -- Let Mary inspire and guide young people today, Pope Francis told participants at the annual International Youth Festival at the Marian...

Summer camp for children of Vatican employees gets surprise visit from...

VATICAN CITY -- When Zoe, 10, showed up late for summer camp at the Vatican, she did not expect to see Pope Francis there. "I...

Times of trauma: Old Testament is a go-to guide for coping

VATICAN CITY — When the difficulties and uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic were at their height in Italy this past spring, one Vatican cardinal...

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