Bishop Strickland removed from diocese after accusing pope of backing ‘attack on the sacred’  

Pope Francis has "relieved" Bishop Joseph E. Strickland from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, the Holy See Press Office announced Nov. 11.
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Abuse victim asks pope to hear ‘adults who were wronged,’ show ‘the way’ in Rupnik case  

It took 10 months for the Vatican to reopen Father Marko Rupnik's case -- from the first reports on the case of Slovenian mosaic artist in December 2022 and the first alleged victims' testimonies at that time, to dismissal of ...
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After Beijing meeting, pope’s envoy to return to Moscow, Russian official says 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After meeting with a Chinese official in Beijing to discuss paths toward peace in Ukraine and ensuring grain exports from the country, Pope Francis’ special envoy is expected to return to Moscow, Russia’s foreign minister said. ...
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Visitors take a group photo in front of a roadway that separates Castel Sant'Angelo from Via della Conciliazione, the wide boulevard leading to St. Peter's Square in Rome July 30, 2023. On an average workday, some 3,800 vehicles travel this road each hour. The city of Rome plans to create an underground roadway for vehicle traffic with the aim of turning the entire area above ground into a car-free zone in time for Holy Year 2025. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)

Jubilee years encourage holier heart, prettier city

When a Holy Year is proclaimed, the Catholic Church gets busy preparing for a year of big religious celebrations, organized pilgrimages and special initiatives to help deepen faith.
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The Church’s Best-Kept Secret 

An exploration of the Catholic Church’s social teaching can guide our approach to living out the Gospel.
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Pope sends predecessor’s longtime secretary home without assignment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has directed Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the longtime personal secretary of the late Pope Benedict XVI, to leave the Vatican and return to his home diocese in Germany without a new assignment. Archbishop Gänswein “concluded ...
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