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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:10:51 GMT
Vatican opens papal summer apartments to public  -  LubbockOnline.com
VATICAN CITY — Now this is an open house: The Vatican on Friday opened the private apartments at the papal summer retreat to the public, giving visitors a rare look at the bed where Popes Pius XII and Paul VI died and where John Paul II recovered from ...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:00:43 GMT

Replica of Michelangelo's Pieta unveiled in San Antonio  -  KSAT San Antonio
... unveiled Friday in San Antonio. The Shrine of Padre Pio is one of 100 places around the world to get a replica. The Vatican Observatory Foundation authorized and licensed the creation of 100 sculptures from a mold derived from the original in ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:03:09 GMT

Pope Francis: Where are vocations from? An encounter with God  -  Catholic World Report
Vatican City, Oct 21, 2016 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to promoting vocations in the Church, Pope Francis said it all begins with an encounter with God – and that pastoral ministry in the area should focus on listening to youth and being ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:39:00 GMT
Pope's summer palace opens to the public  -  Business Standard
Vatican City, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The private papal apartments at the summer palace of Castelgandolfo will open to the public for the first time on Saturday, following a decision by Pope Francis, the Vatican announced on Friday. On view are the Pope's ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:54:00 GMT
Muslim center, Vatican to reopen talks in April  -  Press Herald
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican and the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, Al-Azhar, are expected to formally reopen talks next year after a five-year lull. Officials from the Vatican's office of interreligious affairs are going to Cairo this ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:16:08 GMT

Fighting over liturgy distorts purpose of Mass, papal liturgist says  -  CatholicPhilly.com
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When a choir director and parish priest differ over liturgical music, the choir should follow in good faith the wishes of the priest for the sake of unity, said the papal liturgist. When it comes to celebrating the liturgy, “we ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:52:25 GMT

Two popes, one mission: Cardinal looks at papal ministry  -  CatholicPhilly.com
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although with different personalities and different tones, the papacies of both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI focus on proclaiming the Gospel in a world that seems to confuse truth and lies, goodness and evil, said ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:46:05 GMT

For vocations, one must go out, listen, call, pope says  -  CatholicPhilly.com
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In its ministry to young people, and especially in vocations promotion work, church workers must step out of the sacristy and take seriously the questions and concerns of the young, Pope Francis said. Young people are searching ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:22:55 GMT

Vatican and Islamic University to Officially Resume Dialogue  -  National Catholic Register
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced on Friday they will be sending a representative to Egypt to set plans for the official re-launching of dialogue between the Holy See and the Al-Azhar Mosque and adjunct University, marking a seismic step in ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:13:02 GMT
Open House: Vatican opens papal summer apartment to public  -  Odessa American
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Now this is an open house: The Vatican is opening the private apartment at the papal summer retreat to the public, giving visitors a rare look at the bed where Popes Pius XII and Paul VI died and where John Paul II recovered from ...