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Vatican Dossier - Mar 14

 
Consistories/College of Cardinals

Happy 6th Anniversary of Your Election as Pontiff, Pope Francis!

With his famous ‘Buonasera,’ His 1st Words as Holy Father: ‘And now let us begin this journey’
 
Pope and Holy See

Cardinal Pell Given Six Year Sentence; Appeal Hearings Begin June 5-6

Sentenced 6 Years, With Possible Parole After 3 Years 8 Months
 
Francis

Papal Retreat Participants Greet Holy Father on 6th Anniversary of Election

‘Your Holiness, that we rejoice and are full of joy in being able to celebrate this morning Mass together with you…’
 
 
 
Francis

Six Years of Pontificate: Alessandro Gisotti Highlights the Pope’s Courage and Serenity

“What Is Essential for Francis . . . Is the Conversion of Hearts”
 
Francis

Vatican Releases Video to Mark 6th Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis

265th successor of St. Peter and 266th Vicar of Christ
 
 
Ecumenism and Interreligious dialogue

Co-Chair of USCCB Dialogue with National Council of Synagogues Issues Statement Regarding Opening of Vatican Archives

‘I am grateful to His Holiness for taking this welcome step and allowing scholars to examine the records of Pope Pius XII’s pontificate during the Second World War.’
 
Episcopal Conferences

Panama: Conclusions of the Assembly of Bishops

‘Let us not allow negativism to paralyze us’
 
Environment

Philippines: Church Eyes Divesting from ‘Dirty Energy’, Mining

‘We can’t clearly stand for renewable energy if our deposits are invested in such industries’
 
 
Conflicts, War, Terrorism

Battling Al-Shabaab, Kenyan Catholic Soldiers Find Courage in Their Faith

A colonel in the Kenyan army tells Aid to the Church in Need about the military challenges and the power of faith.