4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand
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4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis’ opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church. In a new letter, the cardinals ask Francis for an audience, noting he never responded to their written request for clarification in … Continue reading

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Pope assumes responsibility for migrants in Vatican reform
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Pope assumes responsibility for migrants in Vatican reform

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is showing his profound concern for refugees by assuming direct responsibility for migrant issues in a new Vatican department that merges four Vatican offices into one handling peace, the environment and human trafficking issues. The Vatican issued the statutes Wednesday for the new Vatican dicastery, which puts the pontifical … Continue reading

Vatican official: Colleague pressured me, not journalists
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Vatican official: Colleague pressured me, not journalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican monsignor said Tuesday he never felt threatened by two journalists to whom he passed confidential documents — but did fear the colleague who introduced them. Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda, a former high-ranking official in the Vatican’s finance office, made the concession during cross-examination Tuesday in the Vatican’s leaks … Continue reading

Oscar-winner Morricone composes Mass for pope, Jesuits
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Oscar-winner Morricone composes Mass for pope, Jesuits

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone this week will premiere a Mass he composed to mark the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuit order and named for its most illustrious member, Pope Francis. The Jesuits said in a statement that the 86-year-old Morricone will conduct “Missa Papae Francisci” on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Vatican seeks to quell Mexican anger over pope’s drug remark

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican sought Wednesday to defuse a diplomatic tiff with Mexico after Pope Francis referred to the possible “Mexicanization” of his native Argentina from drug trafficking, the latest instance of Francis’ casual speaking style getting him into trouble. The Vatican said it had sent an official diplomatic note to Mexico’s … Continue reading