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Recent articles by Junno:

Pope Francis saddened by deadly protests in Iraq

Since the protests began Oct. 1, an estimated 400 demonstrators have been killed. → Read More

Pope Francis names Italian finance inspector as head of Vatican financial agency

The Vatican said Nov. 18 the pope would name a successor succeed AIF's former president, Rene Bruelhart, following the end of his five-year term. → Read More

Vatican renews call for two-state solution in Israel-Palestine after U.S. policy reversal

"The Holy See reiterates its position of a two-state solution for two peoples as the only way to reach a complete solution to this age-old conflict." → Read More

Pope Francis: Religious fundamentalism is a ‘plague’

"We must beware of fundamentalist groups; each (religion) has their own.” → Read More

Pope Francis: Catechism will be updated to define ecological sins

Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the church's official teaching. → Read More

Pope Francis calls on leaders and tech giants to protect children online

The conference, titled "Promoting Digital Child Dignity—From Concept to Action," brought together religious leaders, academics, policymakers and tech industry leaders from around the world. → Read More

Pope Francis restructures Brazilian dioceses following synod proposal

The synod, which took place at the Vatican Oct. Oct. 6-27, addressed the challenges facing large dioceses with few resources to minister to Catholics in remote areas. → Read More

Pope Francis: Dialogue begins with empathy, not contempt

In his Nov. 6 weekly audience in Rome, Pope Francis urged his listeners to be open in dialogue with people of other faiths and cultures, in much the same way that St. Paul did. → Read More

Vatican official denies allegations of financial mismanagement

Stories about Cardinal Becciu's involvement in investment in a property in London were published shortly after the announcement that Vatican police conducted a raid on offices in the Secretariat of State and its financial oversight office Oct. 1. → Read More

Pope Francis: Christians become stagnant if not moved by faith

The pope reflected on the day's reading from St. Paul's letter to the Romans, in which the apostle says his sufferings are "nothing compared to the glory to be revealed for us." → Read More

Synod groups propose an Amazonian rite and new ministries for women

Creating an Amazonian-rite liturgy and new ministries for laypeople, including the ordination of women deacons, are some of the recurring proposals made by small groups at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. → Read More

A case of ‘accidental evangelization’: Papal tweet about #Saints goes viral

A hashtag mix-up caused a papal tweet meant to give thanks for the Catholic Church's newest saints to be read as Pope Francis showing support for the New Orleans Saints' football team. → Read More

Women religious should have vote at synod, theologian says

Sister Birgit Weiler told journalists on Oct. 11 that such changes would allow the church to become “a community of sisters and brothers, sharing faith, discerning together.” → Read More

Synod members call for greater role of women and laity in ministry

Proposals in the Oct. 8 morning session of the Synod included discussing the "possibility of diaconal ordination for women, so as to emphasize their ecclesial vocation." → Read More

Pope Francis: Calumny a ‘diabolical cancer’

"We know that calumny always kills," said the pope. → Read More

Synod leaders: Church must seek new paths in Amazon

The synod, scheduled for Oct. 6-27, will focus on "Amazonia: New paths for the church and for an integral ecology." → Read More

Pope Francis: Lofty titles do not guarantee entrance to heaven

"'Look, Lord, I belonged to this association; I was a friend of that bishop, of that cardinal, of that priest.' No, titles do not count; they do not count." → Read More

Vatican investigates sexual abuse allegation against Chilean president’s uncle

The investigation will determine the credibility of an accusation of abuse allegedly committed “more than 50 years ago” by Archbishop Pinera who, at 103, is the oldest living bishop in the world. → Read More

Pope Francis allows ill girl to run around stage undisturbed at weekly audience

The pope told his security detail to "let her be. God speaks" through children. → Read More

Vatican media reform focuses on synergy and cooperation

With the recent appointments of Matteo Bruni as the new director of the Holy See Press Office and Cristiane Murray as vice director, the Vatican is taking another step forward in its continuing efforts to reform its communication structures. → Read More