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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:

“One is not a Christian without belonging to a People”  (Posted on Sunday May 27, 2018): "One is not a Christian without belonging to a people". This was what Francis said at the Angelus on Sunday 27 May 2018, Feast of the Trinity, at the end of which he recalled the new Blessed Leonella Sgorbati, the nun killed in hatred of the faith by fundamentalists in Mogadishu in 2006, following the misinterpretation of Benedict XVI’s Regensburg ...

Abuses in Chile, Chancellor of the Capital’s Archdiocese turns himself in  (Posted on Friday May 25, 2018): The Chancellor of the Archbishop of Santiago, Chile, priest Oscar Munoz Toledo, turned himself in before the ecclesiastical authorities of the archdiocese for having committed abuses. ...

Francis pays surprise visit to a school on the outskirts of Rome  (Posted on Friday May 25, 2018): This time Francis' unannounced visit took place in a school on the outskirts of the Capital. Another "Friday of Mercy", another papal surprise. This afternoon, in fact, at 4 p.m., the Pontiff left the Vatican and went to the state school Elisa Scala in south-east Rome. ...

News from EWTN:

God is not indifferent – he's close and personal, Pope Francis says (Posted on Sunday May 27, 2018): Vatican City, May 27, 2018 / 06:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis marked the feast of the Holy Trinity stressing the personal love and interest God has in each one of his children, saying the Lord is not ever far away, but is an attentive and loving Father to all.

Pope says 'false dichotomy' exists between religious ethics, business (Posted on Saturday May 26, 2018): Vatican City, May 26, 2018 / 05:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis Saturday criticized what he said is a "tragic" and false dichotomy that has been created between religious ethics and the economic-financial sector of society, telling business leaders that the two are not only compatible, but necessary for social advancement.  

Pope Francis sends poor, needy to major Roman sporting event (Posted on Friday May 25, 2018): Vatican City, May 25, 2018 / 06:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Next week the poor, homeless, refugees, migrants and needy around Rome will be offered free tickets to the city's Golden Gala, an international sporting event that happens annually in the Eternal City.

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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