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Pope gives joyride to migrant kids newly arrived in Italy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a joyride in his popemobile to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya. Francis picked up the kids, who hail from Syria, Nigeria and Congo, at the start of his weekly general audience Wednesday and zoomed around St. Peter’s Square with them in the […]
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Best places to eat near Vatican City

There are a handful of religious sites around the world that every traveler should see, regardless of their beliefs or background. Vatican City is one of those. While you walk on the holy cobblestones, however, you’re far more likely to hear echoes of vendors barking “tickets” and “skip the line” than you are to hear angels singing soothing melodies. But if you know where to look, the Roman area around the Vatican offers secluded beauty, incredible food, and locations where you can take some ...
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Pope: It's OK to organize pilgrimages to Bosnian shrine

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given his OK to pilgrimages to a Bosnian shrine where young people said the Virgin Mary appeared to them, but the Vatican cautioned on Sunday that the Church still hasn't ruled on the authenticity of the phenomenon, which has drawn millions of Catholic believers and the curious to the site.
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Pope gives church 19 new priests in Vatican ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given the church 19 new priests, ordaining the men in an elaborate ceremony Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica, as the credibility of the Vatican and many of its clergy is threatened by widespread scandals of pedophile priests and systematic efforts at cover-ups. Fifteen of the seminarians ordained by […]
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Pope vows to fight nun abuse, urges service not servitude

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has vowed to combat the sexual abuse of nuns and urged religious sisters to just say no when clergy want to use them as maids. Francis told 850 superiors of religious orders gathered Friday for the triennial assembly of the International Union of Superiors General, the main umbrella group […]
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The Latest: Pope makes reporting child sex crimes mandatory

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on new church laws regarding sex abuse reporting issued Thursday by Pope Francis (all times local):
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Pope Decrees First Global Rules for Reporting Abuse

The new church law orders officials to report misconduct to their superiors and obligates archbishops to investigate. But it says nothing about punishment.
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Vatican law: Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-up

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in an important new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks. The new church law provides […]
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Pope Francis Decrees New Rules for Reporting Abuse, but Not Penalties

The procedures, which come into force on June 1, say church leaders must investigate abuse and cover-ups and must not interfere with secular inquiries.
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Key points of Vatican law on reporting sex abuse, cover-ups

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday issued a new church law about reporting clergy sex abuse and cover-up, outlining investigation procedures when the accused is a bishop or religious superior. It’s the latest effort by the pope to respond to the global eruption of the sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Some key points […]
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5 Spiritual Travel Destinations Christians Should Visit At Least Once

All these places should be on your faith bucket list…  If you’re a Christian that loves to travel to spiritual venues, then this article is for you. Stepping out to discover the world can be a scary experience and you might not want to do it at first. However, what fear when you have God by your side? For a Christian, travelling around is much more than an adventure. It’s a spiritual adventure that you have to be willing to take. To get you started, here are some places you have to visit at lea...
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Pope off to Bulgaria, a poor EU nation hostile to migrants

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to Bulgaria, the European Union’s poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants, which conflicts with the pontiff’s view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. Francis is expected to visit a refugee center during his two-day visit starting Sunday, as […]
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Pope tends to Orthodox ties, Catholic minorities in Balkans

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who opened 2019 with trips to the Muslim world, is shifting gears to tend to Orthodox relations, with a delicate visit starting Sunday to the Balkan nations of Bulgaria and North Macedonia. Francis will also minister to the countries’ tiny Catholic communities and meet with migrants, highlighting other papal […]
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Religious superiors to get training on nun abuse cases

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the international umbrella group of nuns says religious sisters are increasingly speaking out about sexual and other forms of abuse by clergy and says their superiors must be better trained to understand the problem and respond. Sister Carmen Sammut said Thursday that religious superiors must become more at […]
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Star struck: half of the world’s star rated hotels located in Europe

– Number of European 5-star hotels have doubled in three years – Asia’s star is rising with almost 5.000 new star hotels in three years – Falling stars in the United States: decline in 5-star hotels Amsterdam, 18 April 2019 – Half of the world’s star rated hotels are located in Europe. The latest numbers from data specialist BoldData show that there are 402.933 star rated hotels worldwide, of which 204.151 are located in Europe. Asia comes in second with a total 85.337 star hotels. The rising s...
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Vatican relaunches women’s magazine team after resignations

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has announced a new editorial leadership team for its women’s magazine, following the clamorous exit of its previous editor who alleged a campaign of delegitimization by the Vatican’s new communications operation. Three of the new members of the editorial team of Women Church World previously worked for the magazine […]
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Best restaurants in Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere , located just south of Vatican City in central Rome, is the kind of neighborhood that embodies all of the charming little things you expect to find in Italy. Here, cobblestone streets play host to cheese and prosciutto shops where mammas shop for goods to prepare lunch while locals and expats laugh, argue, and drink pinot grigio in streetside cafes and restaurants. This is where you can still find Rome’s old social scene, clinging to its bohemian roots no matter how hip and modern ...
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Pope carries Easter candle up aisle of darkened basilica

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has carried a lit candle up the main aisle of a darkened St. Peter’s Basilica in a dramatic Saturday Easter vigil ritual. The pontiff, prelates and other faithful also clutching candles appeared as slow-moving points of light in darkness, part of a procession symbolizing Christians’ belief that Jesus triumphed […]
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Pope celebrates Holy Thursday ahead of foot-washing ritual

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is ushering in the most solemn period in the Catholic liturgical calendar by celebrating a Holy Thursday Mass, made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. The Crism Mass celebrates the unity of priests with their bishops. During Thursday’s service, Francis blessed the holy […]
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Pope encourages Swedish campaigner Greta on environment

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday to continue her campaign to fight climate change, during a brief meeting at the end of his weekly general audience.
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Greta takes climate change campaign to Vatican, meets pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has brought her climate change campaign to the Vatican, where she met with Pope Francis and carried a sign saying “Join the climate strike.” Thunberg arrived late for Francis’ general audience on Wednesday and took her seat in the VIP section in St. Peter’s Square. […]
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Tourist mecca Notre Dame also revered as place of worship

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The soaring beauty of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral as it echoed with Gregorian chants so moved French poet Paul Claudel on Christmas Day 1886 that the avowed atheist converted to Catholicism on the spot. “In an instant, my heart was touched and I believed,” Claudel, who remained a committed Catholic until […]
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With Letter on Sexual Abuse, Pope Benedict Returns to Public Eye

The former pontiff blames the sexual revolution, liberal theology and an absence of God for the crisis with which his successor, Pope Francis, has struggled.
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South Sudan leaders’ retreat in Vatican enters second day

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A retreat at the Vatican for the leaders of South Sudan enters its second day, a month before the end of the pre-transitional period of a shaky peace deal. South Sudan President Salva Kiir is meeting with opposition leader Riek Machar. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the retreat […]
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Benedict says Vatican legal system protected accused clergy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI says in a new document that protections built into the Vatican’s legal protections worked in favor of clergy accused of sex abuse to the point of making a conviction “nearly impossible” in past decades. Corriere della Sera on Thursday quoted from the 18-page document titled “The Church […]
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Pope invites foreign press association to Vatican next month

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who travels with journalists aboard the papal plane, is expanding his reach when he meets with members of Italy’s 400-strong foreign press association at the Vatican on May 18. The Argentine-born Francis, the first pope from Latin America, occasionally gives interviews to foreign correspondents. But this will be the […]
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South Sudan president, opposition leader to meet at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has invited South Sudan’s president and opposition leader for a two-day spiritual retreat meant to foster peace and build confidence in a fragile peace deal after the country’s five-year civil war. South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar was traveling Wednesday to the Vatican, while President Salva Kiir was already […]
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Pope blames Europe, US weapons for children killed in wars

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis blamed Europe and the United States for the deaths of children in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, saying Saturday that wealthy Western countries fuel conflicts by selling weapons in war zones. Speaking to students and teachers of Milan’s San Carlo Institute, Francis said the reason there are so many wars […]
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New Guam archbishop after predecessor’s sex abuse verdict

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has formally named Monsignor Michael Byrnes as Guam’s archbishop following the definitive sex abuse verdict against his predecessor. Byrnes in 2016 had been named coadjutor bishop for the U.S. Pacific island territory, giving him the right of succession after Archbishop Anthony Apuron was removed pending the investigation into claims […]
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Pope’s Good Friday meditation to focus on human trafficking

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is dedicating this year’s Good Friday meditations to victims of human trafficking. The Vatican said Friday that Francis had asked an Italian nun who rescues migrant women forced to work as prostitutes to compose the meditations. They will be read aloud at the torch-lit ritual re-enacting Christ’s crucifixion at […]
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