Monthly Archives: March 2013

Vatican workers join pope for early morning Masses

  Dressed in orange safety vests, green jumpsuits or other workers’ attire, Vatican gardeners, garbage collectors and cleaning crews joined Pope Francis for a 7 a.m. Mass March 22. Usually in the Vatican, “we’re the invisible ones,” Luciano Cecchetti, coordinator … Continue reading

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Pope stays put in St. Martha’s House

 :: Wednesday 27 March 2013 03/26/2013 Pope stays put in St. Martha’s House The Domus Sanctae Marthae Francis will not be moving into the papal apartment yet: “He wants to live a normal life” Alessandro Speciale – ANdrea Tornielli vatican city … Continue reading

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Call to open VatiLeaks dossier

Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz last week deplored the fact that voting cardinals had not been given more information on the contents of the “secret dossier” on the VatiLeaks scandal, that was delivered to Pope Benedict XVI before he resigned. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis did not denounce me to Argentinian junta, says priest

Accusations that Pope Francis denounced two priests to Argentina’s military junta during the 1970s have been denied by one of the survivors in a boost to the reputation of the new pontiff. Francisco Jalics, who now lives in a German … Continue reading

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Eamonn McCann – Pope owes a duty to murdered priests Latin America

Did Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio speak out loudly enough during his time as Bishop of Buenos Aires against the death-squads unleashed by the military junta (1976-1983) against opposition activists and their families? The question became resonant last week when Dr. … Continue reading

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“Let us protect with love all that God has given us”

Environment, the poor and the weakest are among the top priorities for Pope Francis. ON PROTECTING THE WEAKEST IN SOCIETY “The vocation of being a “protector“, however, is not just something involving us Christians alone; it also has a prior … Continue reading

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Rome’s mayor ‘touched’ by Pope’s simplicity

The mayor of Rome said that the simple humility of Pope Francis “really touched” his heart after the Mass that officially began the Petrine ministry. “He is a beautiful example, and I really believe this is the right Pope for … Continue reading

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