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Day: October 16, 2014

Synod fathers seek seeds of truth in every family home

(Vatican Radio) Synod participants moved another step closer to the conclusion of their two week meeting on Thursday as the results of their small working groups were made public. Church leaders and lay experts in the 10 Circoli Minori, as they’re called, have been poring over the text of a working document on the challenges…
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World War 1 under the spotlight at Vatican Conference

(Vatican Radio) An International Congress entitled “Useless Slaughter: Catholics and the Holy See in the First World War” is currently underway here at the Vatican. The event organised by the Pontifical Council for Historical Sciences in collaboration with the Hungarian Academy in Rome and the Commission International d’Histoire et Etudes du Christianisme, aims to take a…
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Conference planned to mark anniversary of restoration of the Sistine Chapel

(Vatican Radio)  It has been 20 years since the restoration of Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel was completed and unveiled.  It was the final chapter in a painstaking restoration of the entire chapel which began in 1980. To mark this anniversary, the Vatican Museums are hosting a two-day international conference on October…
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Abp. Pinder on Synod: The structure of the family is key

(Vatican Radio) “The structure of the family is key” among concerns for Catholics in the Antilles region according to Archbishop Patrick Pinder of the Bahamas, who is representing the region and the ongoing Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family. Listen to his interview with Philippa Hitchen:  Abp. Pinder says: “The whole question of the…
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Pope at Santa Marta: In praise of God

(Vatican Radio) It’s easy to pray for a grace, it’s far more difficult to pray in praise of the Lord, but this is the prayer of true joy, said Pope Francis at Mass Thursday morning in Santa Marta. Reflecting on St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, which joyfully elevates a prayer of blessing to God,…
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