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Welcome to another edition of Vatican Connections. This past week the Vatican was filled with humbling emotion, discernment, and ardent resolve as leaders of the Catholic Church from all over the world spent a grueling four days with the pope in an effort to develop some concrete measures against the clerical abuse crisis. Now that ...read more
Read this Lenten message from Pope Francis on the theme: “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom 8:19). ...read more
This week, all the presidents from the world’s episcopal conferences will convene in Rome for four days at the pope’s request for the much-anticipated sexual abuse summit. On the eve of this event, the world is wondering what will come out of this unprecedented meeting of Church and religious leaders. That’s our feature story for ...read more
Pope Francis sends a video message to participants of the World Government Summit in Dubai, encouraging them to work for the common good. ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intention entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For February 2019, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Human Trafficking. ...read more
This week the pope made history yet again by being the first pope ever to set foot in the Arabian Peninsula. Embarking on his 27th international apostolic journey, the Holy Father travelled to the United Arab Emirates with a very clear objective. Now the question is, what is that objective and will he achieve it ...read more
On the final day of his Apostolic Journey to the UAE, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi. Read the full text of his homily here. ...read more
Pope Francis' Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and 23rd World Day for Consecrated Life ...read more
Read the Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 2019 World Day of Vocations. ...read more
Last week was all about the 34th World Youth Day as the pope travelled to Panama to be with the youth in what is the largest single gathering of Catholic youth in the world. Yet, despite all the festivities, the Holy Father took a moment to address the clerical abuse scandal during a private luncheon on ...read more