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Pope Francis delivered his Christmas present to the Church a little late, but still well within the liturgical Christmas season. On January 4, while leading the Angelus, Pope Francis announced the names of the 15 men under 80 he wants to elevate to the rank of cardinal. Among them are Latin Americans, Africans, Asians, and ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly general audience, the Vatican steps up its efforts in the fight against Ebola, the Eastern Churches and the Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas and the feast of St. Andre Bessette. ...read more
  Although it stands tall next to the obelisk in the middle of St. Peter’s Square every year, the Vatican’s Christmas tree is relatively new addition to the Holy See’s yuletide traditions. St. John Paul II introduced the Christmas Tree to St. Peter’s square in the early 80s. Why was the piazza bereft of a ...read more
On Christmas Eve Pope Francis leads the church in celebrating the birth of Christ with Mass at The Vatican. S+L brings you full coverage with English commentary. Wednesday, Dec 24 3:30 pm ET / 12:30pm PT ...read more
Eight people were appointed to the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors this week, including an abuse survivor. With the appointments the commission is now fully formed and set to begin working in early February. The new members come from different parts of the world and have expertise in some aspect related to sexual ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis and Cardinal Parolin react to the United States and Cuba re-establishing the diplomatic relations and a look ahead at Salt + Light’s Christmas schedule. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the Vatican releases the Final Report on the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Cardinal George Pell reveals that hundreds of millions of euros have been found at the Vatican and CNS looks at an art exhibit on Mary in Washington, DC. ...read more
Three priests and a layperson where arrested in Spain after Pope Francis encouraged an abuse victim to take his case to authorities. The victim, a 24 year old, male,  Opus Dei supernumerary, wrote to Pope Francis after hearing the pontiff statements about zero tolerance for abusers and people who cover up abuse. Upon reading the ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly general audience and Archbishop Blase Cupich is installed as the Archbishop of Chicago. ...read more