ROME (RNS) “The ongoing conflict assaults the dignity of both Palestinians and Israelis, but in a particular way our commitment to the poor calls us to lift up the suffering people in Gaza,” the bishops said.
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About Josephine McKenna
Josephine McKenna has more than 30 years' experience in print, broadcast and interactive media. Based in Rome since 2007, she covered the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and election of Pope Francis and canonizations of their predecessors. Now she covers all things Vatican for RNS.
(RNS) Pope Francis said there were limits to self-expression when it involved insulting or ridiculing people’s faith.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Vatican and the pope may be targets … but it is not opportune to feed a state of particular alarm, because at the moment it is neither justified or well-founded,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope departed from his prepared text which included the phrase “give them milk,” and inserted the Italian term “allattateli,” which means “breastfeed them.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Romero’s sainthood cause languished amid lingering Vatican suspicion of Liberation Theology, which flourished under Romero and was suppressed by both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking people who follow an ancient religion blending elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity and local folk beliefs.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s chief spokesman said the choices showed Pope Francis’ most important criteria was “universality,” and indicated he was not “chained to tradition.”
ROME (RNS) Bishops from the heart of Mafia country broke their silence and denounced organized crime, just two days after Pope Francis called for a “conversion” from the mob’s sinful ways.
(RNS) Mehmet Ali Agca’s expulsion came two days after he placed flowers on the late pope’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday.