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Vatican funding for charitable works totals $10.7 million in 2022; $2.2 million alone goes to needs in Ukraine

KRAKOW, Poland (OSV News) — It was a sunny day in Rome Jan. 13 when a truck was fully loaded with supplies. Thermal clothing, power generators and food were put inside with the help of a papal official: Cardinal Konrad …

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Cardinal Pell dies at 81; he kept the faith even amid tribulation, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis praised the late Australian Cardinal George Pell as a faithful servant of God and of the Catholic Church, who steadfastly followed the Lord even “in the hour of trial” when he was jailed for …

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Archbishop Georg Gänswein, right, who was private secretary to Pope Benedict XVI, talks with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, as people pay their respects at the body of Pope Benedict in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 4, 2023. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Benedict lived the faith he taught, says Archbishop Gänswein

The person closest to Pope Benedict XVI for the past two and a half years said the most important thing about him was that “the faith he learned, taught and proclaimed was the faith he lived.”

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Cardinal George Pell of Sydney exchanges greetings with Pope Benedict XVI as the pope meets for the last time with the College of Cardinals at the Vatican Feb. 28. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) (March 1, 2013) See POPE-CARDINALS Feb. 28, 2013.

U.S. bishops call Catholics to unite in mourning the death of retired pope

Across the U.S., Catholic bishops called on the faithful to unite in mourning for retired Pope Benedict XVI, who died on the eve of the new year.

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Vatican offers guidelines for investing in a way consistent with faith

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — No investment of money is morally neutral; “either God’s kingdom is being advanced by the assets we deploy, or it is being neglected and undermined,” said a new Vatican document. To help Catholic institutions and individuals …

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Cardinal Becciu secretly recorded call with pope, Vatican prosecutor says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After learning that Cardinal Angelo Becciu and a relative of his secretly recorded a phone call with Pope Francis, the Vatican’s chief prosecutor said his office is considering a new charge — one of criminal conspiracy …

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