Tag Archives: Vatican City

16Apr/17

Pope leads Easter mass in St. Peter’s Square

On Easter, Pope denounces “oppressive regimes” but urges restraint and condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack after leading mass in St. Peter’s Square. Saskia O’Donoghue reports
Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message Sunday and called for world leaders to prevent the spead of conflict.
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24Oct/15

Vatican synod ends with opening to divorcees, no change on gays

Roman Catholic bishops agree to a qualified opening toward divorcees but reject calls to become more open towards homosexuals as the synod draws to an end.

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04Oct/15

Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

Pope Francis, opening the Synod on the Family reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all.
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06Sep/15

Pope appeals for religious institutions to welcome migrant families

Pope Francis calls on every parish, religious community, monastery and sanctuary in Europe to take in one refugee family.

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11Jul/15

Former Vatican ambassador hospitalised ahead of child abuse trial

Former Vatican ambassador Jozef Wesolowski has been taken to hospital on the eve of his sex abuse trial, the first of its kind in the Vatican, with the hearing postponed.

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