Vatican Lauds Russia Important Role in Building Peace Worldwide

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Sputinknews - 27/8/17 Vatican Secretary of State said that Russia is meant to play an important role on the international arena due to its geographical position and history. VATICAN CITY (Sputnik) – Russia is meant to play an important role on the international arena due to its geographical position and history, and is responsible for achieving peace in the world, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal ...

Vatican rules the Body of Christ can’t be gluten free

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RT.com - 10/7/17 Pope Francis has weighed in on the matter of religious bread-making by reminding his flock that the Body of Christ is not gluten-free. In a letter circulated to Roman Catholic bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was instructed by the Pope to tell church members about ...

PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW AWARDED FOR COMMITMENT TO ECUMENISM

Pravoslavie.ru - 12/7/16 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has been granted the Ecumenical Award of St. Nicholas of Myra by the theological faculty of Alupia, in southern Italy. The ceremony will take place today, December 6, on the New Calendar feast of St. Nicholas, reports Vatican Radio. In his letter for the occasion, Pope Francis calls the ...

Pope Francis Condemns Mass Killing of Children in Iraq

Sputniknews - 24/10/16 Pope Francis is concerned about the Mosul civilians killings, local media reports. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pope Francis is concerned about the developments in Iraq, especially in Mosul, where civilians, including children, are reported to be killed, local media reports. “In these dramatic hours, I am close to the entire population of Iraq, especially that of the city of Mosul … I was saddened ...

Outrage over Syrian rebels assaulting catholic monastery, killing hermit

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27/6/13 A revered Syrian monk and hermit, Father Franҫois Mourad, has been killed during an assault of the Franciscan monastery in a predominantly Christian village in the north near the Turkish border, Vatican Radio reported. The circumstances surrounding Mourad’s death in the monastery of St. Anthony of Padua, about 70 miles from Syria’s largest city Aleppo, remain ...

Christians affected by Syrian conflict

18/6/13 (Vatican Radio) Syrian activists say at least 20 soldiers were wounded or killed on Sunday evening when a checkpoint near a Damascus airport was struck by a car bomb. The airport is located in the capital city’s Mezzeh district and is used by Syria's elite Republican Guards, Special Forces and Air Force Intelligence. The compound also serves ...