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Why Pope Francis is reviving a long tradition of regional variations in Catholic services - The Local Italy

Pope Francis has changed Canon law so that translations of liturgical texts are approved by local bishops' conferences, rather than needing Vatican approval. So why is this important? Joanne M. Pierce, a professor of Religious Studies, explains.and more »

Pope Francis wears refugee ID bracelet in appeal for help for migrants - The Jerusalem Post

BOLOGNA, Italy - Pope Francis on Sunday urged governments and people to do more to help migrants and not see them as enemies, wearing a plastic ID bracelet used by asylum seekers to drive home his message. Francis visited a drab refugee center on ...and more »

Pope Francis and scholars clash over Church's new stand on divorce - The Standard

In 2005, the Head of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide Pope Francis wrote a controversial letter that touched on marriage, divorce and homosexuality. In the letter titled The Joy of Love, he appeared to suggest that those divorced and remarried ...and more »

Pope Francis reappoints Cardinal Burke to Vatican's Top Court - The Tablet

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church's supreme court which the cardinal used to lead. The appointment came as a surprise given the cardinal has been a prominent critic of Francis who is ...and more »

Pope Launches Crusade Against Fake News - The Daily Caller

Pope Francis announced that fake news will be the theme for World Communications Day 2018 on Thursday, advocating Journalism for Peace as a solution to harmful, false narratives. Francis broke precedent by announcing the theme for the ...and more »

Pope re-ups Cardinal Raymond Burke at Vatican's supreme court - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - Pope Francis on Saturday renewed the membership of American Cardinal Raymond Burke on the Apostolic Signatura, thereby extending his presence at the Vatican's supreme court, a body Burke led until he was removed from that position by ...and more »

Vatican newspaper chimes in, finally, on 'The Young Pope' - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican newspaper has broken a yearlong silence and weighed in on director Paolo Sorrentino's “The Young Pope,” giving the television series generally positive reviews despite what it called the “frivolous,” ”caustic” and “grotesque” ...and more »

Pope Francis calls refugees 'warriors of hope' during visit to welcoming center in Italy - ThinkProgress

During a visit to a welcoming center for migrants in Italy on Sunday, Pope Francis called on European lawmakers to support forcibly displaced people, while wearing a plastic ID bracelet used to identify refugees and migrants who do not have documents.and more »

You can't change politics watching from a balcony, Pope Francis says - Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2017 / 03:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said that we can't improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, but that it involves personal involvement, which should always be done in a spirit of ...and more »

Pope tells people from all walks of life to give witness to the Gospel - Catholic News Agency

Bologna, Italy, Oct 1, 2017 / 12:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the cities of Cesena and Bologna, meeting with people from every area of society and encouraging them to give witness to the Gospel in word and ...and more »