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Vatican news

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:

“Become small, the great do not listen to God because they are full of themselves”  (Posted on Friday June 23, 2017): “If you want to understand something of the mystery of Jesus, lower yourself: make yourself small. The great do not recognize His voice because they are not able to hear it because they are full of themselves. To hear the voice of the Lord, you must make yourself little.” Pope Francis says in this morning Mass, June 23, 2017, at Casa Santa Marta....

The Church of England covered a case of child abuse   (Posted on Friday June 23, 2017): It’s like Pope Francis telling Benedict XVI he should no longer minister in public again. ...

New Knights of Malta leader genuflects before Francis in Vatican meeting  (Posted on Thursday June 22, 2017): Pope Francis met the new leader of the Knights of Malta Friday in a toned-down encounter in which the head of the historic chivalric order seemed to emphasize its loyalty to the pontiff after a period of tension with the Vatican earlier this year....

News from EWTN:

Christ doesn't promise freedom from difficulties, Pope says (Posted on Sunday June 25, 2017): Vatican City, Jun 25, 2017 / 12:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that following Christ does not mean our lives will be free from all earthly troubles.

Francis urges Serrans to 'keep moving forward' promoting vocations (Posted on Friday June 23, 2017): Vatican City, Jun 23, 2017 / 03:42 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis offered encouragement Friday to members of Serra International, which promotes religious vocations, urging them to persevere in their "beautiful vocation of being laity who are friends to priests" and to "(k)eep moving forward!"

Pope Francis meets with the King and Queen of the Netherlands (Posted on Thursday June 22, 2017): Vatican City, Jun 22, 2017 / 08:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Thursday Pope Francis met with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, discussing issues surrounding migration, poverty and the protection of the environment.

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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