One year on, everyone agrees Pope Francis is a breath of fresh air for the Catholic church, but there is less clarity over who he really is. Is he liberal or conservative – or is he something altogether more unpredictable? After ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer
OUTSPOKEN priest Fr Tony Flannery described his brother Frank as "his own man", who will "do his own thing". The Redemptorist priest was speaking before his brother announced he was stepping down from the board of the Rehab Group and ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Irish Independent
Pope Francis will make his first trip to Asia in August, visiting South Korea for a festival of Asian Catholic youth, the Vatican said on Monday. Francis will be in South Korea Aug 14-18, the Vatican said, without giving details ... FULL ARTICLE AT Japan Today
Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia left the Vatican on Sunday for a spiritual retreat in the town of Arricia, Italy. It is the first time in decades that the Pope's Lenten retreat is being held outside ... FULL ARTICLE AT Boston.com
Vatican City /ˈvætɪkən ˈsɪti/, officially the State of the Vatican City (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano), is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, the capital city of Italy. At approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and with a population of around 900, it is the smallest country in the world by area.
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