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Pope Hosts Meal For 1,500 Needy People

Pope Hosts Meal For 1,500 Needy People

Pope Francis hosted 1,500 homeless and needy people for lunch on Sunday as the Roman Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor. The menu for all in the Vatican’s large audience hall, including the pope, was lasagne, chicken in cream of mushroom sauce, potatoes, sweets, fruit, and coffee. The pope’s guests were brought […]

Pope Names Women To Key Vatican Department For First Time In Over 50 Years

Pope Names Women To Key Vatican Department For First Time In Over 50 Years

More than half of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics are women and the membership of female religious orders is about three times larger than that of male orders Pope Francis appointed women on Friday to a key Vatican department for the first time since it was founded more than 50 years ago, a move welcomed […]

Vatican Refuses to Go Gluten Free at Communion

Vatican Refuses to Go Gluten Free at Communion

The unleavened bread that Roman Catholics use in the celebration of Mass must contain some gluten, even if only a trace amount, according to a new Vatican directive. The directive, which was dated June 15 but received significant attention only after it was reported by Vatican Radio on Saturday, affirms an existing policy. But it […]