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At Vatican meeting, Pope Francis discusses war in Syria with Putin

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Peace in the Middle East, particularly the ongoing war in Syria, topped the agenda Nov. 25 as Pope Francis...

Prosecutor says crime families in Italy would like to hurt the...

VATICAN CITY — Crime families in Italy are not happy with Pope Francis and would hurt him if they could, said an Italian prosecutor who...

Unregulated financial markets harm people, Vatican official says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The global financial crisis and the worldwide recession it triggered have demonstrated that allowing financial markets to self-regulate does...

Pope names new U.S. cardinals to Vatican panels

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI named Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington to be a member of the Congregation for the...

Vatican bank reassures U.S. donors

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Trustees of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, which donates millions of dollars to papal charities each year, spent two hours...

Vatican calls traditionalist group’s response encouraging

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In what the Vatican described as an encouraging “step forward,” the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has revised...

Encounter the risen Lord in Scriptures, Eucharist, pope says at audience

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — With Easter flowers and blossoming trees still decorating St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI held his weekly general audience...

Christ’s resurrection changed the world, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Light and darkness, truth and lies, hope and despair are in a constant battle in the world, but with...

Pope leads Good Friday observance

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Uncovering the cross and genuflecting before it in his stocking feet, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the Liturgy of the...

Pope criticizes U.S. embargo of Cuba, calls for more freedom in...

Catholic News Service HAVANA — Preparing to leave Cuba at the end of a three-day pastoral visit, Pope Benedict XVI made his first reference to...

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