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As a Roman Catholic, I follow the activities of the Pope Francis. Jesus named Peter the leader of his church on earth and appointed him as His successor. Pope Francis is in the line of succession from Peter.

Latest news from the Holy See

This page is providing informations about the Vatican and Catholic issues. My sources are the Holy See Press Office, some collaborators of the Roman Curia, the vaticanists' blogs and some press correspondents well-informed.

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Some Vatican correspondents & observers: Andrea Tornielli, Sandro Magister, Vittorio Messori, Inés San Martín, Andrea Gagliarducci, John Allen.

Some official newspapers (in english) from the Vatican: L'Osservatore Romano, News.va, Zenith, the World Seen From Rome and the Holy See Press Service (VIS).

Last update: January 17th, 2016. That's all.

News from Vatican Insider:

Wednesday 30 August  (Posted on Thursday August 24, 2017): 9.50 am: The Pope will hold his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square ...

Sunday 27 August  (Posted on Thursday August 24, 2017): 12 pm: The Pope will recite the Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square...

Papal abuse commission considers restructuring, survivors may lose direct role  (Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017): A member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors revealed the group's consideration of the idea in an NCR interview Aug. 14, saying that one of the commission's work groups has been tasked with weighing the pros and cons of such a change. ...

News from EWTN:

Could the canonization of Bl. Pier Giorgio happen next year? (Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017): Vatican City, Aug 23, 2017 / 10:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Ahead of the 2018 synod on youth in Rome, a group of Catholic young people are asking for testimonies and signatures in support of the canonization of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

For Christians, life always has meaning – even when it's hard, Pope says (Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017): Vatican City, Aug 23, 2017 / 05:00 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis said going through life downcast as if it had no meaning is not the attitude of a Christian, who has the assurance that even when things look grim, there is always new hope found in Christ.

Parolin in Russia: Vatican diplomacy has a key role in global debate (Posted on Monday August 21, 2017): Vatican City, Aug 21, 2017 / 05:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As he arrived to Russia for his official three-day visit, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the Holy See has a special role on the global scene given its attention to both spiritual and diplomatic themes.

Bishops, Archbishop, Cardinals and Roman Curia's main names

The nine Congregations of the Roman Curia

  1. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  2. Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments
  3. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches
  4. Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
  5. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
  6. Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
  7. Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
  8. Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education
  9. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
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