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Pope to visit Holy Land

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AMMAN, Jordan: Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem welcomed the announcement of Pope Francis’ May visit to the Holy Land and said he hopes the pilgrimage will be a “cry for peace”, particularly for Palestinians, Israelis, Syrians and others beset by conflict. Pope Francis announced his first trip as pontiff to the Holy Land, May 24-26, during his weekly blessing ... Read More »

Pope changes rules on use of ‘monsignor’ title

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has instituted a change in the conferring of the title of “monsignor”, ordering that within dioceses it only be granted to priests who are at least 65 years of age, the Vatican announced on January 7. In a statement issued by the Secretariat of State, the Vatican said it had informed bishops’ conferences, through a circular ... Read More »

Pope calls 2015 ‘Year of Consecrated Life’

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VATICAN CITY: Emphasising the importance of the religious vocation, Pope Francis announced on November 29, 2015 would be dedicated to consecrated life. The Holy Father made the announcement during the 82nd General Assembly of the Union of Superior Generals, which concluded in Rome. Although a brief meeting with the union was planned, Pope Francis spent three hours in a question-and-answer ... Read More »

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