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Vatican Dossier - Jun 14

 
Features

FEATURE: American, Son of Slaves, Fr. Augustus Tolton Moves a Step Closer to Sainthood

‘He was the first American diocesan priest of African descent, the son of slaves.’

 
Pope and Holy See

‘The Decalogue’ for Nuncios (Pope Francis’ Full Address to Meeting of Papal Representatives)

Without a life of prayer, the Nuncio — and all of us – risks failing in all the requirements mentioned above
 
Pope and Holy See

‘May the Virgin Mary Defend Nobility of Us Latin Americans,’ Prays Pope Francis

Tells Pilgrims From Panama He Found a ‘Noble Country’
 
 
Pope and Holy See

Pope Francis Blesses Ice Skaters and Their Work

Warns Against Competition, Encourages Respect and Service
 
Pope and Holy See

Pope’s Message for 3rd World Day of the Poor (Full Text)

‘The hope of the poor shall not perish for ever’
 
Spirituality and Prayer

Pope’s Greetings for the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua

A Beloved Patron Saint
 
 
Catholic Church

US Bishops Consult on Cause for Canonization of Francis C. Houle

Said to Have Received Stigmata on Good Friday, 1993
 
Politics

Religious Persecution: ‘Our Silence Is Our Shame’

Interview with Aid to the Church in Need’s Director of Public Affairs and Religious Freedom
 
Conflicts, War, Terrorism

New massacres in Mali, Burkina Faso Increase Fears of Instability of Sahel

At least 95 people killed in the night between June 9 and 10
 
 
Charities and Volunteering

Caritas Kyrgyzstan Joins the Caritas Internationalis Family

‘Mission is service to the needy’