Posts Tagged ‘Edward Pentin’

Pope Emeritus’s Unexpected Homily on Humility

By Edward Pentin |
Although the full text has yet to appear, Benedict XVI’s homily during Mass for his former students on Sunday is one of wisdom and truth.

Essentially a treatise on humility, his words come as a welcome surprise, especially…

Report: Pope Francis Says John Paul II to Be Canonized April 27

By EDWARD PENTIN |
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has yet to make the date official, but Pope Francis has already let it be known in a private conversation that Blessed Pope John Paul II will be canonized on April 27, 2014.

A reliably informed…

Pope Picks Highly Credentialed Diplomat for Vatican Secretary of State

By EDWARD PENTIN |
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has chosen an accomplished Italian Vatican diplomat as the new Vatican Secretary of State, replacing Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone who is stepping down on account of his age.

Archbishop Pietro Parol…

Pope Chooses Humble and Respected Diplomat as Secretary of State

By Edward Pentin |
Pope Francis today appointed Archbishop Pietro Parolin, until now the Pope’s diplomatic representative to Venezuela, as the new Vatican Secretary of State.

The 58 year-old apostolic nuncio replaces Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone…

Patriarch Twal: Attack Syria on What Authority?

By Edward Pentin |
In a break from his more usual diplomatic style, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, has lambasted the proposed policy of the U.S. government and its allies to launch air strikes against Syria.

In a…

Holy See Urges U.S. to Seek Peaceful Resolution to Syria Crisis

By EDWARD PENTIN |
VATICAN CITY — The Holy See is using diplomatic channels to convince the U.S. government and its allies not to take military action against Syria and to pursue a political solution to the conflict instead.

Pope Francis sai…

Middle East Scholar Paints Stark but Realistic Picture of the Situations in Syria and Egypt

By EDWARD PENTIN |
Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir is a professor of philosophy, theology and Islamic studies based at St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He also teaches at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome.

In an Aug. 27…

Report: Benedict XVI Resigned After ‘Mystical Experience’

By EDWARD PENTIN |
VATICAN CITY — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has reportedly said that he retired from the papacy after a “mystical experience” and because “God told me to.”

The news comes from an anonymous source who …

Sept. 30 Consistory to Determine John XXIII and John Paul II Canonization Date

By EDWARD PENTIN |
VATICAN CITY — A senior Vatican official has confirmed that the Pope Francis will preside over a consistory Sept. 30 that will determine the date of the canonizations of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.

Speakin…

Benedict XVI Makes Brief Trip to Castel Gandolfo

By Edward Pentin |
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI briefly returned to the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on Sunday, where he spent time in prayer and attended a small concert in his honor.

He was accompanied by four ‘memores domini’,…

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