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As a Roman Catholic, I follow the activities of the Pope Francis. Jesus named Peter the leader of his church on earth and appointed him as His successor. Pope Francis is in the line of succession from Peter.

Latest news from the Holy See

This page is providing informations about the Vatican and Catholic issues. My sources are the Holy See Press Office, some collaborators of the Roman Curia, the vaticanists' blogs and some press correspondents well-informed.

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Some Vatican correspondents & observers: Andrea Tornielli, Sandro Magister, Vittorio Messori, Inés San Martín, Andrea Gagliarducci, John Allen.

Some official newspapers (in english) from the Vatican: L'Osservatore Romano, News.va, Zenith, the World Seen From Rome and the Holy See Press Service (VIS).

Last update: January 17th, 2016. That's all.

News from Vatican Insider:

Holy See and China Sign Agreement on the Appointment of Chinese Bishops  (Posted on Friday September 21, 2018): The Holy See and the People’s Republic of China have signed a historic agreement regarding the methods of appointing Catholic bishops in the country. The announcement of the accord, which is destined to affect millions of Chinese Catholics and arouse interest and reactions worldwide, was made simultaneously in Rome and in Beijing. The official comm...

China, Parolin: “Agreement to help local Churches enjoy more freedom”  (Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018): “The objective of the Holy See is a pastoral one, ... or help to create the condition, of greater freedom, autonomy and organization, ... (for local) Catholic churches ...” With these words, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State and patient relationship builder between China and the Catholic Church during the last few pontificates, is...

Francis praises Lithuanian spirit of welcoming migrants, practicing tolerance  (Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018): Pope Francis began his four-day visit to the three Baltic States by praising Lithuania’s history of accepting people of various backgrounds and ethnicities, calling on the country to “build bridges not walls and prefer mercy, not judgment.”...

News from EWTN:

Pope recognizes illicitly ordained Chinese bishops (Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018): Vatican City, Sep 22, 2018 / 07:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After the signing Saturday of a provisional Vatican-China deal on the nomination of bishops, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' recognition of seven illicitly ordained Chinese bishops.

Vatican signs deal with China on bishop appointments (Posted on Saturday September 22, 2018): Beijing, China, Sep 22, 2018 / 05:39 am (EWTN News/CNA).- An expected agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China on the appointment of bishops was signed Saturday in Beijing, the Vatican announced.

It's our duty to fight racism, Pope tells international conference (Posted on Thursday September 20, 2018): Vatican City, Sep 20, 2018 / 06:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- All people have a responsibility to fight new forms of racism in the modern world, Pope Francis told more than 200 participants at a Rome-based conference this week.

Bishops, Archbishop, Cardinals and Roman Curia's main names

The nine Congregations of the Roman Curia

  1. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  2. Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments
  3. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches
  4. Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
  5. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
  6. Cardinal Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy
  7. Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
  8. Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education
  9. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
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