VATICAN CITY (RNS) Is Beijing sending only a chill wind in return? The pontiff’s impassioned praise of China this week is the strongest sign of his ambitious agenda to do what he can to transform the historically fraught relations between China and Rome.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The actor kissed the pontiff’s hand and gave him a book of paintings by a Dutch painter whose works meld fantastic imagery with reality.
ROME (RNS) “This is our culture. If you don’t want to see it, close your eyes!” Syrian Patriarch Youssef III Younan said as controversy continued over Italy’s move to shield nudes from the view of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
(RNS) “The greater their power and wealth, the more this blindness and deception can grow,” the pontiff writes in his Lenten message for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The meeting on Tuesday morning, the first between a pope and an Iranian leader since 1999, had been set for November, but Hassan Rouhani’s European trip was postponed after the Paris terror attacks.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The change is likely to inflame debates over whether broadening the Holy Thursday service will send mixed signals about the all-male priesthood.
But the monsignor, who had close connections to the Vatican’s scandal-plagued bank, is still faces charges of money laundering.
ROME (RNS) On his first visit to Rome’s main synagogue, Francis stressed the “transformation” in Catholic-Jewish relations and said they must work against Middle Ease violence.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis, a professed technology “dinosaur,” met with Eric Schmidt. But the pair may have discussed more than getting the pope up to speed with the digital age.