Friday, December 06, 2013

Rome Reports Newsletter 12/6/2013

Newsletter 06-12-2013
Vatican university ties science and faith through research seminary
December 5, 2013. Benedict XVI was keen to build bridges between science and faith.
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Vatican Christmas Tree arrives one day ahead of schedule
December 5, 2013. The giant fir tree left the Bavarian forest on Monday, and made the trek across the Alps and down Italy.
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Pope approves new commission to protect children and help sex abuse victims
December 5, 2013. The announcement was made by American Archbishop, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, during a Vatican press conference.
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Pope to Christians: Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk
December 5, 2013. Pope Francis talked about taking action. He said Christian words should be put into practice.
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Profile of clerical abuse victims
A ROME REPORTS documentary titled 'Bad Apples,' looks into the profile of sexual abuse victims.
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Cheerful crowds look on as Vatican's Christmas tree arrives
December 5, 2013. This year's Christmas Tree travelled more than 695 miles from Bavaria to Rome.
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Pope's Schedule
December 4, 2013. Pope Francis will meet with thousands of pilgrims for Wednesday's General Audience at St. Peter's Square. After the audience, he will meet with Card. Angelo Scola and a delegation from the Expo-Milano 2015 at Paul VI Hall.
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Pope talks about resurrection during General Audience
December 4, 2013. The Pope continued his series on the Creed during Wednesday's General Audience. He spoke about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and its relationship to Catholics today. The General Audience took place in St. Peter's Square, instead of the Paul VI Hall, as normal for this tim e of year.
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Vatican discusses ideas for African development
Africa has the lowest human development rating among other continents, with several countries on the bottom list.
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Pope's General Audience: The Resurrection of Jesus gives us the seed of eternity
In his catechesis Pope Francis explained why the Resurrection of Christ is interconnected with that of humanity.
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Vatican Secretary of State greets Council of Cardinals
December 4, 2013. During their Tuesday afternoon session, the Vatican said the Council of Cardinals met briefly with Msgr. Pietro Patrolin to congratulate him on his new post as Secretary of State. The G8 continued their work into Wednesday, analyzing each of the Roman Curia's departments. Pope Francis was not in the morning session, s ince he had the General Audience.
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New Prior General of the Augustinians: 'We must acknowledge that we are all human'
Since September, Alejandro Moral is serving as the new superior of the Order of St. Augustine.
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The Holy Shroud will be o n display in the Cathedral of Turin
In Spring of 2015, the Holy Shroud will be displayed to honor St. John Bosco.
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Pope Francis welcomes Coptic pope to mark an important anniversary
May 14, 2013. ( Coptic pope,Tawadros II, was in Rome for a four day visit. After several gatherings at the Vatican, he concluded his visit with a private meeting at the Congregation for Oriental Churches. There, he met with Argentinian Cardinal Leonardo Sandri and with other members of that congregation.
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Film on Mexico's religious persecution: “For Greater Glory” to be released in Mexico and the US
March 21, 2012. ( On April 20th a film that deals with a key part of Mexicos history with Catholicism will be released in Mexico. The movie, is called “For Greater Glory.” The cast includes big Hollywood names like Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, and Peter O Toole.
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