Home » Archive by category 'Vatican News' (Page 4)

Pope Francis: Don’t hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others

By

Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Christians must let go of resentments and forgive those who have wronged them so that they may experience God’s forgiveness, Pope Francis.

This can be particularly difficult when “we carry with us a list of things that have been done to us,” the pope said in his homily March 6 at morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.  Read more »

Comments Off on Pope Francis: Don’t hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others

Former Vatican bank officials to stand trial on embezzling charges

March 5th, 2018 Posted in Vatican News Tags:

By

Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — A former president of the Vatican bank and his attorney are set to go on trial at the Vatican March 15 on embezzling and money-laundering charges.

The bank, officially known as the Institute for the Works of Religion, alleges that the former officials’ “illegal conduct” led to damages to the bank in excess of 50 million euros (about $61.5 million today), according to a press statement from the institute.

Read more »

Comments Off on Former Vatican bank officials to stand trial on embezzling charges

Pope, cardinal advisers studying regional tribunals for abuse cases

February 28th, 2018 Posted in Vatican News Tags:

By

Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of establishing regional tribunals around the world that would judge cases of sexual abuse allegedly committed by clergy, the Vatican spokesman said.

Greg Burke, the spokesman, confirmed a report published Feb. 27 on the website Vatican Insider that said the pope and his cardinal advisers were considering decentralizing the role of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in handling cases, but would not diminish the congregation’s authority.

Read more »

Comments Off on Pope, cardinal advisers studying regional tribunals for abuse cases

Vatican officials named by Pope Francis as apostolic nuncios

February 26th, 2018 Posted in Vatican News

By

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named two longtime Vatican officials as apostolic nuncios and elevated both to the rank of archbishop.

The Vatican announced Feb. 26 that the pope named Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, general secretary of the Secretariat for the Economy, as nuncio to South Korea and Mongolia.

Read more »

Comments Off on Vatican officials named by Pope Francis as apostolic nuncios

Pope Paul VI sainthood to be official this year, Pope Francis says

February 20th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Vatican News Tags: ,

By

Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Paul VI would be canonized this year.

The pope’s announcement came at the end of a question-and-answer session with the priests Feb. 15; the Vatican released the text of the exchange three days later.

Read more »

Comments Off on Pope Paul VI sainthood to be official this year, Pope Francis says

Jesuit journal: Pope regularly meets with abuse survivors

February 15th, 2018 Posted in Vatican News Tags:

By

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits in Peru that he often meets on Fridays with survivors of sex abuse.

The meetings, which he said do not always become public knowledge, make it clear that the survivors’ process of recovery “is very hard. They remain annihilated. Annihilated,” the pope had told the Jesuits Jan. 19 in Lima.

Read more »

Comments Off on Jesuit journal: Pope regularly meets with abuse survivors

Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy, pope says

February 14th, 2018 Posted in Vatican News Tags:

By

Catholic News Service

ROME — Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.

“Let the Lord heal the wounds of sin and fulfill the prophecy made to our fathers: ‘A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh,'” the pope said Feb. 14, celebrating Mass and distributing ashes at the beginning of Lent.

Read more »

Comments Off on Lent is time to notice God’s work, receive God’s mercy, pope says

Pope Francis nears five years and still blazes own course

February 13th, 2018 Posted in Vatican News Tags:

By

Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals that the Catholic Church faced a clear choice between being a church that “goes out” or a church focused on its internal affairs.

After the cardinal from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected March 13, 2013, and chose the name Francis, he made “go out,” “periphery” and “throwaway culture” standard phrases in the papal vocabulary.

Read more »

Comments Off on Pope Francis nears five years and still blazes own course

Two ex-managers of Vatican bank ordered to pay damages for mismanagement

By

Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY  — A Vatican court found two former top managers of the Vatican bank liable for mismanagement and ordered an injunction for them to pay damages.

The sentence was announced Feb. 6 by the bank, formally known as the Institute for the Works of Religion, or IOR in Italian. It did not specify the amount it is seeking in damages, but the Italian news agency ANSA said the damages the bank incurred totaled about 47 million euro (about $58 million). Read more »

Comments Off on Two ex-managers of Vatican bank ordered to pay damages for mismanagement

Superpope to the rescue: T-shirt raises money for papal charity

By

 Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY  — Though not as fast as a speeding bullet, “Superpope” will fly across the world, gathering autographs of sports stars and eventually being auctioned off to raise money for the pope’s charity. 

The initiative kicked off Feb. 8 at a Vatican news conference with the unveiling of a simple medium-sized yellow T-shirt graced with the iconic “Superpope” image: Pope Francis, fist extended, flying through the air, holding his black bag packed with Christian “values” and a scarf representing his hometown San Lorenzo soccer team. Read more »

Comments Off on Superpope to the rescue: T-shirt raises money for papal charity