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Vatican News 2012
Christmas Spirit Rekindled in Rome Thanks to Living Nativity Scene
29 Dec 2012
The star of Bethlehem shone bright atop Rome's Trastevere neighborhood, for a spectacular depicting of a living Nativity scene.
A Look at the Top 10 Stories From the Vatican That Will Make Headlines in 2013
27 Dec 2012
Looking ahead it becomes clear what stories from the Vatican will likely top headlines in Rome and around the world in 2013.
Sydney Greets Christmas With Spectacular Light and Sound Display at cathedral
25 Dec 2012
Sydney's St. Mary's Cathedral is proudly decorated this Holiday season with large projections of Christmas symbols from around the world.
Jean-Louis Bruguès: The Man With Benedict XVI's Dream Job
10 Dec 2012
Meet the new librarian of the Holy Roman Church, the man in charge of the Vatican Secret Archives.
Lebanese Catholics See New Cardinal as Symbol of Unity in Middle East
27 Nov 2012
Hundreds of Lebanese Catholics packed St. Peter's Basilica as Benedict XVI created one of their very own as a cardinal.
Benedict XVI: "Medicine is Not a Profession, But a Mission"
20 Nov 2012
More than 400 doctors and nurses gathered at the Vatican from November 15-17 for the conference titled "The Hospital, Setting for Evangelization: a Human and Spiritual Mission."
Biography of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the First Native American Saint
25 Oct 2012
In the 17th century, the relationship between the U.S and Indigenous tribes was quite tense.
Pope on Seven New Saints: Their Lives Speak to The Universal Church
22 Oct 2012
St. Peter's Square was fully decorated, as the Pope named seven new saints of the Catholic Church.
Card. Rouco on the New Evangelization: An Examination of Conscience is Essential in the Church
19 Oct 2012
There are different ideas to bring forth the New Evangelization.
Kateri Tekakwitha: The First Native American Saint
18 Oct 2012
Dubbed the Pocahontas of the Catholic Church, Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 in what is today New York.
Pope Gives Exclusive Interview on Why he Believes Christianity Will Survive in Europe
17 Oct 2012
Benedict XVI has been interviewed for a documentary that deals with religion in Europe.
Saint Teresa of Avila, According to Benedict XVI
16 Oct 2012
October 15th marks the Feast day of St. Teresa of Avila. During a general audience held on Febraury 2, 2011, Benedict XVI explained her teachings.
Card. Dolan Proposes Confession as the Sacrament of the New Evangelization
10 Oct 2012
During day two of the synod, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, said the Sacrament of Confession should be the Sacrament of the Year of Faith.
Pope calls on Christians to Pray The Rosary During The Year of Faith
9 Oct 2012
After welcoming the Synod on the New Evangelization, Benedict XVI led the angelus, where he prayed for the bishops who are taking part in the Synod.
St. Francis of Assisi according to Benedict XVI
5 Oct 2012
October 4th marks the Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. During a general audience held on January 27th, 2010...
Vatican's 'Court of Gentiles' Heading to Mexico, Portugal and Italy
26 Sep 2012
After a successful run in Barcelona, Stockholm and Paris the Court of Gentiles is now heading to Italy, Portugal and Mexico.
October: Extremely busy month for Benedict XVI
26 Sep 2012
The month of October will be quite busy for the Pope. It will include five major ceremonies, the Synod...
How to Watch Benedict XVI's Visit to Lebanon Live
14 Sep 2012
On Friday September 14, Benedict XVI will begin his trip to Lebanon which is expected to be one of the most important of his pontificate.
Pope Calls for Respect for the "Legitimate Religious Differences" to Build Peace
13 Sep 2012
As the world reacts to the tragic death of the U.S. ambassador and three other officials in Libya, the Pope also made a call on Christians in the Middle East to be peacemakers and agents of reconciliation.
St. Joseph Calasanctius: The Saint Who Founded the First Free Public School for the Poor
30 Aug 2012
This was the small room of St. Joseph Calasanctius, the Spanish priest and educator who was born back in 1556.
What is the Angelus?
10 Aug 2012
Every Sunday at 12 in the afternoon, the pope prays the Angelus with pilgrims that gather in St. Peter's Square. When the pope is away on holidays, he still holds these prayers at his residence of Castel Gandolfo.
'I Thirst': Movement That Invites Lay People to Live the Teachings of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
9 Aug 2012
Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997 but her legacy is still felt today. The Order she founded in 1950, the Missionaries of Charity, continues to grow in followers.
The Vatican's Observatory and the 'God Particle'
3 Aug 2012
Gabriele Gionti has always been interested in science. He has a masters degree in Physics and a PhD in Mathematical Physics...
Caritas Fears Violence in Syria May Result in Pope Canceling September Trip to Lebanon
30 Jul 2012
The now year long conflict in Syria has resulted in an estimated 17,000 people killed and 120,000 refugees. Those who flee, mostly go to Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan.
All Nations Enjoy the Summer Olympics... And That Includes the Vatican!
27 Jul 2012
There is no other sporting event quite like the Olympics and the Pope knows this very well.
Card. James Stafford Will Soon Turn 80. Cardinal Electors Down to 120
26 Jul 2012
On July 26th, American Cardinal James Francis Stafford, turns 80, which means he will no longer be able to vote in an eventual conclave.
A Window into History: Unique Exhibit Puts Spotlight on Popes Through the Centuries
16 Jul 2012
The Vatican is the first place that comes to mind, when people think about where the Pope lives.
Fulton Sheen Declared Venerable. Cause for Beatification Moves Forward
29 Jun 2012
The Pope has formally recognized the 'heroic virtues' of late American Archbishop Fulton Sheen. He's mostly known for his work as a 'televangelist' during his 20 year career in radio and television.
Pope Declares Álvaro del Portillo, First Successor of St. Josemaría Escrivá, 'Venerable'
29 Jun 2012
The Pope signed a decree that recognizes the 'heroic virtues' of Alvaro del Portillo. He was the first successor of St. Josemaría Escrivá, who founded the Opus Dei. He was also his closest collaborator.
Vatileaks: Pope's Butler May Get a Temporary Release
1 Jun 2012
The Vatileaks case continues to move forward, this time as the pope spoke out about it.
Who's Who in the Vatileaks Case?
1 Jun 2012
It seems almost everyone at the Vatican is discussing the leak of secret documents.
Pope's Intentions For June: Christians Living in Europe and The Eucharist
1 Jun 2012
Each month, the Pope proposes a specific prayer intention for Catholics to follow.
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