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Pope Francis says Paul VI will be canonized this year

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2018 / 10:53 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During his annual Lenten meeting with the priests of Rome last week, Pope Francis confirmed that Blessed Pope Paul VI will be made a saint sometime this year.

Pope reappoints O'Malley to head further work of safeguarding commission

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2018 / 07:11 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Saturday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has reconfirmed Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston as head of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, also reconfirming seven members and appointing nine new.

Priesthood isn't an assignment – it's a mission, Pope tells seminarians

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2018 / 09:38 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Friday Pope Francis met with the community of the Pontifical Maronite College, explaining how their seminary formation isn't about them or even for them, but for the people they will eventually serve in their parishes and dioceses.

Mary Ann Glendon resigns from Vatican Bank oversight board

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2018 / 05:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Prominent American professor Mary Ann Glendon has resigned from the Board of Superintendence which oversees the Institute of Religious Works, the so-called Vatican Bank.

Palestine asks Vatican to defend Jerusalem's status quo

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Palestinian Foreign Affairs minister, Ryadh al Maliki, met officials of the Vatican Secretariat of State Feb. 16, asking the Holy See to amplify its voice defending the status quo in Jerusalem.

Youth look forward to sharing hopes, concerns in pre-synod meeting

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2018 / 01:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Ahead of the pre-synod meeting set to take place next month, several young participants voiced excitement to meet with peers from all over the world to exchange ideas and talk about life's major questions.

Francis modifies norms for the resignation of bishops

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2018 / 12:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Thursday Pope Francis tweaked the Church's policies on bishops and Curial officials reaching the age of retirement, indicating that they should accept what God wants, whether accepting retirement or accepting continued service.

Pope Francis regularly meets with abuse victims on Fridays

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2018 / 07:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a conversation with Jesuits during his recent visit to Peru, Pope Francis said he regularly meets with victims of sexual abuse on Fridays, and that while the percentage of priests who abuse is relatively low, even one is too many.

Pope Francis voices sorrow for 'devastating' Florida school attack

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2018 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Thursday, Pope Francis assured his spiritual closeness to all those affected by a deadly shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead, offering prayer for the victims and voicing hope that such acts of violence would end.

Vatican denies rumors that Benedict XVI has degenerative nerve disorder

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2018 / 03:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After rumors spread in German media that Benedict XVI has a paralyzing nerve disease, the Vatican debunked the story, saying the retired Pope is experiencing nothing more than the normal aches and pains of aging.