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'Shame and sorrow' – Holy See responds to Pennsylvania report

Vatican City, Aug 16, 2018 / 03:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy See on Thursday denounced sexual abuse and called for accountability for both perpetrators and leaders who covered up their crimes, following the release of a report detailing alleged clerical abuse in Pennsylvania.

Pope Francis entrusts those who are suffering to the Virgin Mary

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2018 / 08:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, Pope Francis entrusted any person who is suffering, in mind or body, to the care of the Mother of God.

Pope names long-time Vatican diplomat as deputy of Secretariat of State

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2018 / 05:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday named Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, a member of the Vatican diplomatic corps for over 25 years, the 'sostituto,' or 'substitute,' of the Secretariat of State.

Fight evil with action – not apathy, Francis says

Vatican City, Aug 12, 2018 / 06:31 am (EWTN News/CNA).- It is not enough for Catholics to not do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told young people and others in St. Peter's Square Sunday.

Francis continues to watch abuse response in Chile, Vatican says

Vatican City, Aug 11, 2018 / 10:52 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis held a meeting on the abuse scandal in Chile and will continue to follow the actions of the country's bishops' conference in response to the crisis, the Vatican press office said Friday.

Archbishop Fisichella talks Veritatis splendor, Francis, and development of doctrine

Vatican City, Aug 9, 2018 / 02:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In an interview with Vatican News marking the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II's encyclical Veritatis splendor, Archbishop Salvatore Rino Fisichella said that "the magisterium must never be used instrumentally to place a contrast in the development of the doctrine."

Pope Francis: Trust God – not idols

Vatican City, Aug 8, 2018 / 05:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Attachment to idols is a failure to trust totally in God – and to reject these idols, Catholics must accept their weaknesses, inviting Christ to heal their hearts, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Francis again visits Blessed Paul VI's tomb on anniversary of his death

Vatican City, Aug 6, 2018 / 11:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis made a private visit Monday morning to pray at the tomb of Bl. Paul VI, on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Pope Francis offers prayers for earthquake victims in Indonesia

Vatican City, Aug 6, 2018 / 10:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences to the people of Indonesia Monday, after nearly 100 people were killed and thousands evacuated in the aftermath of a strong earthquake Sunday.

Seek Jesus before material things, pope says

Vatican City, Aug 5, 2018 / 06:05 am (EWTN News/CNA).- It is not wrong to be concerned with the daily necessities of life, but strengthening one's relationship with Jesus is of far greater importance, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus address.