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‘Holy Stairs’ in Rome close for restoration

Rome, Italy, Jan 31, 2018 / 12:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The ‘Scala Santa,’ or ‘Holy Stairs,’ which are believed to be stairs trod by Jesus on the day of his trial and death, have closed for a year for restoration. The restoration work appears to not be […]

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Good Friday Collection to benefit Holy Land Christians

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten season, the Vatican has announced that this year’s Good Friday Collection will benefit Christian communities in the Holy Land. “Once again, from every part […]

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Pope Francis to open Bangui’s Holy Door while in Central African Republic

Vatican City, Nov 1, 2015 / 07:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis announced that he will jump-start the Jubilee of Mercy by opening the diocese of Bangui’s Holy Door while in the Central African Republic, as a sign of prayer and solidarity for the war-torn […]

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For Pope’s visit, United Nations will unfurl Holy See flag

New York City, N.Y., Sep 22, 2015 / 07:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the first time, the Holy See's distinct white and yellow flag will fly alongside the flags of United Nation's countries in honor of Pope Francis' arrival to U.N. headquarters in New York City. U.N. […]

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Holy See expresses cautious support for UN development goals

Washington D.C., Sep 4, 2015 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See on Tuesday expressed its “strong support” for the 2030 United Nations development agenda, but added it has “firm reservations” about some items in the agenda document. “This Agenda is a clear sign that, in […]

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US embassy to the Holy See begins move to new location

Rome, Italy, Aug 11, 2015 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- This week the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has begun its move to a new building – which shares the same campus as both the U.S. Embassy to Italy and the U.S. Mission to the United […]

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US joins forces with Holy See in fighting tax fraud

Vatican City, Jun 11, 2015 / 12:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, the Holy See and the United States signed a joint agreement to promote the prevention of tax evasion at the international level. In the first accord of its kind between the U.S. and the Holy […]

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No to nuclear weapons, yes to nuclear technology – the Holy See’s stance

Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an effort to abolish the production of nuclear weapons worldwide, the Holy See is pushing an agreement – with a deadline – between nations, which zeros-in on the use of nuclear energy for positive social development. […]

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What Holy Week looks like in a remote Indian diocese

Miao, India, Apr 3, 2015 / 04:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the Diocese of Miao, located in India's northeasternmost state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bishop George Pallipparambil is not staying quietly in his cathedral for Holy Week, but is rather holding services across the diocese in an effort […]

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Passover and the Passion: Jewish roots enrich Holy Week celebrations

Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2015 / 07:54 am (CNA).- As Catholics around the globe prepare for the Easter Triduum, the three-day period beginning with Holy Thursday and culminating in the celebration of Easter, the Jewish community prepares for its own liturgical celebration of Passover, remembering how God […]

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