Tagle inducted to French Legion of Honor

Jerome Aning 02/18/2024

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the highest-ranking Filipino prelate serving in the Vatican, has been inducted to the French Legion of Honor, the highest recognition France bestows on its citizens and foreign nationals. In ceremonies held in Rome…

Vatican approves blessings for same-sex couples in landmark ruling

12/19/2023

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said on Monday in a landmark ruling approved by Pope Francis that Roman Catholic priests can administer blessings to same-sex couples as long as they are not part of regular Church rituals…

Pope Francis makes his first public appearances since being sick

12/09/2023

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday made his first public appearance outdoors since being stricken by bronchitis two weeks ago, which forced him to cancel a planned trip to the COP-28 climate conference in Dubai. The…

Pope Francis stable, receives IV antibiotics for lung inflammation — Vatican

11/27/2023

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, currently battling lung inflammation, is in a ‘good and stable’ condition. Doctors are administering antibiotics intravenously and will restrict his activities for the next few days to preserve his strength. Vatican Spokesman…

Five things to know about Pope Francis’ Synod

10/02/2023

Vatican City, Holy See— Pope Francis opens the Synod of Bishops’ general assembly in Rome Wednesday, October 3, 2023, which, in a historic first, gives women a vote, after a vast global consultation on the future Catholic Church.…

Pope Francis leaves hospital, quips ‘I am still alive’

Agence France Presse 04/01/2023

The 86-year-old pontiff, who was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Wednesday with breathing difficulties, got out of the car transporting him and smiled and joked with the crowd. Asked by someone how he felt, he quipped…

Pope to spend ‘few days’ in hospital due to respiratory infection

Reuters 03/30/2023

VATICAN CITY- Pope Francis has a respiratory infection and will need to spend “a few days” in hospital for treatment, the Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday, amid concern for the 86-year-old’s condition. The 86-year-old pontiff…

Pope Francis appoints Palma as newest member of Dicastery for Culture and Education

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 02/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is the newest member of the Vatican office, having been appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the recently established Dicastery for Culture and Education. This was announced…

Former Pope Benedict has died – spokesman

Reuters 12/31/2022

VATICAN CITY — Former Pope Benedict died on Saturday in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican, a spokesman for the Holy See said. “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away…

Ex-pope Benedict’s condition ‘stable’ — Vatican

Agence France Presse 12/31/2022

VATICAN CITY, Holy See — Former pope Benedict XVI’s condition remains stable, the Vatican said Friday, two days after revealing the 95-year-old’s health had deteriorated. Benedict, who in 2013 became the first pope since the Middle Ages…

Former pope Benedict is ‘very sick’, Pope Francis says

Reuters 12/28/2022

VATICAN CITY – Former pope Benedict, 95, who in 2013 became the first pontiff in 600 years to step down, is “very sick”, his successor Pope Francis said on Wednesday, asking the church to pray for him.…

Vatican declares Antipolo Cathedral ‘international shrine’; first in PH

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 06/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage or the Antipolo Cathedral in Antipolo City has been declared an “international shrine” by the Vatican, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines…

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