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Vatican indicates Pope Francis will not attend UN climate summit in Glasgow

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 8, 2021 / 07:35 am (CNA).

The Vatican’s delegation will be led by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

How a sworn Satanist became the apostle of the Rosary

St. Bartolo Longo / ACI Prensa

Rome, Italy, Oct 7, 2021 / 15:08 pm (CNA).

The Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii (Italy) was founded by a former Satanist "priest" now on the way to sainthood.

Pope Francis to declare St. Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church with title ‘Doctor of Unity’

A stained-glass window by Lucien Bégule depicting St. Irenaeus at the Church of St, Irenaeus in Lyon, France. / Gérald Gambier via Wikimedia (Public Domain).

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2021 / 06:50 am (CNA).

St. Irenaeus is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

Pope Francis launches ecology degree course at pontifical university

Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA).

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation.

A 1,200-year-old Vatican Library manuscript is on display at Dubai Expo

An original manuscript from the Vatican Apostolic Library. / Screenshot from Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana YouTube channel.

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).

The Dubai Expo is the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East

Pope Francis creates new Vatican foundation for Catholic hospitals facing financial difficulties

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy Oct. 4, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA / null

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The foundation for Catholic healthcare will support institutions worldwide.

Vatican finance trial: Judges order prosecutors to re-do interrogations, hand over evidence

A finance trial involving 10 defendants opens at the Vatican on July 27, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2021 / 09:00 am (CNA).

The 10 defendants include Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Vatican abuse trial: Court clears former altar boy and ex-youth seminary rector of crimes

The first hearing of the abuse trial takes place at the Vatican court Oct. 14, 2020. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

The Vatican tribunal ruling came at the end of a year-long trial.

‘This is a moment of shame’: Pope Francis expresses sorrow at French abuse report

Pope Francis prays with French bishops before his general audience, Oct. 6, 2021, in the wake of a devastating abuse report. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2021 / 07:15 am (CNA).

The report estimated that 216,000 children were abused by priests and religious over 70 years.

Pope Francis: True freedom flows from the Cross of Christ

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2021 / 05:10 am (CNA).

The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience.