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Interview with Cardinal Pell

In this interview published on October 28 by Vatican Insider, the cardinal comments on the recent meeting of the Council of Cardinals with Francis, the reform of the Roman Curia, and Lefebvrist leader Bishop Fellay’s attack on the Pope. GERARD … Continue reading


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The powerful innovations of Francis’ pontificate

From Andrea Tornelli at Vatican Insider: Francis’ alarm clock goes off at 4:45 every morning in room 201 in St. Martha’s House, when everything is still pitch black. Such an early start to the day means Francis has to have … Continue reading

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New experiments on Shroud show it’s not medieval – it’s older!

Professor Giulio Fanti and journalist Saverio Gaeta have published a book with the results of some chemical and mechanical tests which confirm that the Shroud dates back to the 1st century ANDREA TORNIELLI ROME (Vatican Insider) New scientific experiments carried … Continue reading

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The Pope: Scientific research stems from nostalgia for God which lives in the human heart

In this photo release by Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI is greeted by Cardinal Angelo Scola during his visit at Rome’s Polyclinic Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Thursday, May 3, 2012.  The Holy Father visited the Catholic Sacred Heart University’s … Continue reading

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Seven Years as Pope

A transitional papacy? Many of those who voted for Benedict XVI in April 2005 believed his would be a transitional papacy. They were wrong. Here is a review of Joseph Ratzinger’s seven years on the Chair of Peter MARCO TOSATTI … Continue reading

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The 650th anniversary celebrations for the founding of the English Hospice in Rome

The celebration marks “a very significant milestone in the history of English and Welsh Catholicism”, according to Monsignor Nicholas Hudson, Rector of the Venerable English College in Rome Gerard O’Connell Rome From Vatican Insider Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor opens a … Continue reading

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Nigeria: “They cannot kill our spirit – we must not be afraid”

Nigeria – A scene from the terrorist attacks against Christians After the tragic attacks in Nigeria, the Archbishop of Abuja speaks: “Our young people are furious, but revenge must not prevail. Muslims were among the victims as well.” The day … Continue reading

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SSPX answer without answering

A text reached the Vatican from the Society of St. Pius X: a document not a response. Meanwhile, in France the hard anti-Roman wing is on the rise Andrea Tornielli Vatican city It was expected these days, and the Lefebvrists’ … Continue reading

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Is Santa Sofia in Istanbul to become a Mosque?

The great Christian basilica from the ex-capital of the Ottoman empire is to be transformed into a mosque Marco Tosatti Roma Mosaic of Christ in Santa Sofia There is fear that following the transformation into a mosque of the church of … Continue reading

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Assisi: The pilgrimage according to Ratzinger

 To understand how the interfaith gathering due to take place on 27 October will unfold, one should read what the current Pope wrote nine years ago, when as Cardinal he accompanied Wojtyla Andrea Tornielli Vatican City When, in October 1986 … Continue reading

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Austria: The Church is dangerously close to schism.

Cardinal Schönborn speaks out against a looming schism, putting himself on a collision course with the dissident clergy which is calling for priests’ right to marry and communion for divorcees Giacomo Galeazzi Vatican city From Vatican Insider Austria infelix. It … Continue reading

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Swallows & Amazons? No, just Capuchin Friars!

One hundred years ago, the Capuchins arrived in this corner of the Amazon to live among the people, even in the most remote parts of the forest. After a century, the original enthusiasm has not yet subsided Sante Altizio Turin … Continue reading

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SSPX say they will not accept Vatican 2; plus an update 14/9/11 from Rome.

From Vatican Insider Before a key meeting in Rome, the leader of the traditionalists stressed that he was not prepared to make any compromises and also revealed some interesting behind the scenes happenings… by Alessandro Speciale Vatican city “If their … Continue reading

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After Cardinal Levada?

Wanted, catholic orthodoxy caretaker ANDREA TORNIELLI Vatican City At the beginning of 2012, Benedict XVI will have to decide on a key-appointment for his pontificate: a Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the most delicate department … Continue reading

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Policarpo summoned to Vatican for his statements on the ordination of women priests

A cordial exchange between the Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone, and the Lisbon Patriarch took place a few days ago Andrea Tornielli The Lisbon patriarch, José da Cruz Policarpo, who during a recent interview stated that “no fundamental obstacle” exists, … Continue reading

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