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Our Lady of Guadalupe remains a 'teacher of the Gospel' through her image

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2018 / 12:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe Wednesday, reflecting on how Mary continues to evangelize Latin America through her ubiquitous image.

Three cardinals dropped from C9 as reform process nears end

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2018 / 10:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican said Wednesday that while there are no immediate plans to add new members to the C9, Pope Francis has released the three eldest cardinals from the duties of the advisory group.

Pope Francis: Everyone must help promote human rights

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2018 / 02:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Everyone should, according to his or her specific gifts, fight to protect the fundamental rights of individuals, Pope Francis said Monday in a message to an international gathering on the topic.

Pope Francis: Advent demands conversion, recognizing our mistakes

Vatican City, Dec 9, 2018 / 09:14 am (EWTN News/CNA).- "To prepare the way for the Lord who comes, it is necessary to take into account the demands of conversion," Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Dec. 9.

On feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis points to Mary's trust in God

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2018 / 11:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to imitate Mary's deep trust and openness to God when faced with serious problems.

The Algerian martyrs shed their blood for Christ, pope says

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2018 / 12:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Ahead of the beatification Saturday of Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, Pope Francis said martyrs have a special place in the Church.

Pope Francis explains symbolism of Vatican Christmas tree and sand nativity

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2018 / 11:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Vatican illuminated its 65-foot Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square Friday, Pope Francis shared the deeper meaning found in the traditional festive spruce.

Options emerge for handling the 'other sexual abuse crisis'

Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2018 / 05:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- How the Church deals with clerical sexual misconduct when it does not involve minors remains a thorny issue, but an increasingly urgent one.

JPII Institute launches international partnership for research on the family

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2018 / 01:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences has announced the creation of an "International Observatory on the Family" in partnership with universities from around the world.

Pope Francis to visit Abu Dhabi in February 2019

Vatican City, Dec 6, 2018 / 09:26 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5 to participate in an international interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced Thursday.