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Pope pays tribute to Italian priests who served poor, marginalized

Pope Francis paid homage to two Italian priests who were known for persevering in their priestly ministry despite facing opposition, even from within the church.

Pope accepts early resignation of Vatican’s first independent auditor

Just two years after being hired to help with the Vatican's efforts in finance reform, Libero Milone -- the Vatican's first independent auditor who answered only to the pope -- handed a request for his resignation to Pope Francis.

Indonesian priests seek Vatican help in row with bishop over church funds

Representatives of the priests met Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi, the outgoing apostolic nuncio in Indonesia to call on the Vatican to help them achieve their demand that Bishop Hubertus Leteng heed their calls for an overhaul of how the diocese is run.

Manila Archdiocese collects blood to mark Cardinal Tagle’s 60th birthday

"I think the best gift is to help save or extend somebody's life, that's why we have this blood donation drive," Father de Claro said.

Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

The belief that youthfulness is a model of success "is one of the most dangerous 'unwitting' menaces in the education of our adolescents" that hinders their personal growth because "adults have taken their place," the pope said.

Lebanese cardinal praises new law that paves way for elections

Cardinal Bechara Rai said the long-awaited law "rescued the country from a political crisis that would have had severe repercussions on the national sectors."

English cardinal after mosque attack: ‘Repudiate hatred and violence’

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster issued a statement following the fourth terror attack in the United Kingdom in the past three months.

Eucharist is reminder of God’s love, call to unity, pope says

The Eucharist should "heal our ambition to lord it over others, to greedily hoard things for ourselves, to foment discord and criticism," he said June 18, celebrating the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

Pope urges Merkel to continue supporting Paris climate agreement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Pope Francis encouraged her to support international agreements like the Paris climate accord as well as to break down walls that divide people.

Academy for Life president defends nomination of Anglican theologian

The Pontifical Academy for Life is and always will be against abortion and is committed to involving increasing numbers of people in the defense of human life, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, academy president.