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  • US Catholic bishops praise Pope Francis for role in Cuba negotiations

    Dec 22, 2014 4:45

    US Catholic bishops praise Pope Francis for role in Cuba negotiations

    (Breitbart) With the Obama administration acknowledging the personal intervention of Pope Francis in the President’s unilateral decision to re-establish US relations with Cuba, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is applauding the pope’s role in the effort. The […]

     
  • Parolin says there are ‘promising prospects’ for China-Holy See relations

    Dec 22, 2014 4:29

    Parolin says there are ‘promising prospects’ for China-Holy See relations

    (Vatican Insider) “We are in a positive phase” and “I would go as far as to say that prospects look promising” even though the journey “has not come to an end yet”. Cardinal Pietro Parolin is a diplomat who is […]

     
  • How Pope Francis helped broker Cuba deal

    Dec 19, 2014 8:54

    How Pope Francis helped broker Cuba deal

    (TIME) President Obama thanked Pope Francis for his role in negotiating a more open policy on Cuba and the release of U.S. citizen Alan Gross from Cuban custody. In a 15-minute speech announcing that the U.S. would normalize relations with […]

     
  • Pope Francis helped broker the restoration of US-Cuban relations

    Dec 19, 2014 8:48

    Pope Francis helped broker the restoration of US-Cuban relations

    (Crux) The restoration of full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, as well as a prisoner exchange that secured the release of American Alan Gross, was brokered, in part, by the Holy See. A high-ranking Vatican official confirmed […]

     
  • Vatican report cites achievements and challenges of US nuns

    Dec 17, 2014 1:00

    Vatican report cites achievements and challenges of US nuns

    (NYT) A Vatican investigation of American nuns begun under the previous pope, prompting protests from outraged Catholics, ended in Rome on Tuesday with the release of a generally appreciative report that acknowledged the achievements and the challenges the nuns face […]

     
  • American nuns on Vatican report: It’s great, but what’s next?

    Dec 17, 2014 0:19

    American nuns on Vatican report: It’s great, but what’s next?

    (Crux) Though welcoming the gentle tone of a long-anticipated Vatican report on the state of US nuns, some Catholic sisters expressed frustration with the six-year-long process, and said healing won’t come until a separate process investigating a liberal umbrella group […]