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After pope’s condemnation of mafia, bishop bans religious processions

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A bishop in Calabria has ordered an end to all religious processions in his diocese after 30 men carrying...

Vatican committee to revamp media outreach

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Seven months after hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican's communications structures, the Vatican has set up an...

Vatican budgets for 2013 show surplus of 8.5 million euros –...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s final budget figures for 2013 showed a deficit on the part of the Roman Curia, but a...

Pope Francis urges ban on producing, using landmines

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Landmines wound innocent civilians, “prolong war and nurture fear” long after conflicts have ended, Pope Francis told delegates working...

Pope phones rabbi, offers condolences over Israeli teens’ murder

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis telephoned Rome’s chief rabbi to personally express his sadness over the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teens...

Pope offers condolences to families of Israeli teens found dead

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis expressed his participation in the “unspeakable suffering” of the families of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies...

‘Sudden ailment’ causes pope to cancel visit to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital

Catholic News Service ROME — At the moment Pope Francis was scheduled to leave the Vatican to travel to Rome's Catholic University of the Sacred...

Fall meeting at Vatican to review state of family; 2015 synod...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Representatives of the world's Catholic bishops, meeting together in a synod, are not expected to make any formal proposals...

Church community is essential for faith; there is no such thing...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christians are not made in a laboratory, but in a community called the church, Pope Francis said. At his weekly...

Pope condemns mafia, says members are excom-municated

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In the stronghold of an Italian crime syndicate believed to be richer and more powerful than the Sicilian...

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