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Pope agrees to treat painful knee with therapeutic injections

By Catholic News Service | May 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis will have therapeutic injections to try to alleviate the pain in his right knee, he told an Italian newspaper. “I have a torn ligament; I will have a procedure with injections and we will see,” he said in an interview published on May 3 in Corriere della … Read More about Pope agrees to treat painful knee with therapeutic injections

Pope tells Russian patriarch he cannot turn himself into ‘Putin’s altar boy’

By Catholic News Service | May 4, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Warning that the Russian Orthodox patriarch should not “turn himself into Putin’s altar boy”, Pope Francis also said he would like to go to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin in an attempt to end the conflict in Ukraine. The Pope reiterated that he would not be … Read More about Pope tells Russian patriarch he cannot turn himself into ‘Putin’s altar boy’

Pope very clear abuse victim care centres must be set up, cardinal says

By Catholic News Service | May 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has given his safeguarding commission a “very clear” mandate to encourage and supervise the world’s bishops’ conferences in establishing survivor support centres and services, said Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. “The Holy Father wants … Read More about Pope very clear abuse victim care centres must be set up, cardinal says

Caritas, Polish hotels serve Easter breakfast to 20,000 Ukrainians

By Catholic News Service | April 27, 2022 | 1 Comment

WARSAW, Poland (CNS) – For two months, Poland has been welcoming Ukrainian refugees, and organisers wanted them to be able to celebrate Easter in a special way. So, on April 24, Caritas joined with hotels to sponsor an Easter breakfast for more than 20,000 Ukrainians. Agata Kornhauser-Duda, Poland’s first lady, … Read More about Caritas, Polish hotels serve Easter breakfast to 20,000 Ukrainians

French bishops’ leader says election results show ‘increasing rupture’

By Catholic News Service | April 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The head of the French bishops’ conference welcomed the re-election of President Emmanuel Macron, but also warned of growing social divisions, after the vote was marred the stabbing of a Catholic priest and nun. Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort of Reims said the election revealed “an increasing … Read More about French bishops’ leader says election results show ‘increasing rupture’

Pope, Vatican back UN appeal for Easter truce in Ukraine

By Catholic News Service | April 22, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis and the Vatican are urging world leaders to listen to the people’s cry for peace, and they have backed an appeal by the head of the United Nations for an Easter truce in Ukraine. Pope Francis first called for an Easter truce during his … Read More about Pope, Vatican back UN appeal for Easter truce in Ukraine