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Vatican sign language project brings Pope Francis’ words to all

ASL interpretation of Pope Francis’ Sunday Regina Coeli address on April 18, 2021. / YouTube screenshot.

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2021 / 05:15 am (CNA).

Pope Francis’ Wednesday and Sunday speeches to the public will now be accessible in American Sign Language

Pope Francis applauds beatification of monks who died protecting the Eucharist

Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA.

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying to protect the Eucharist from French soldiers in 1799.

Pope Francis prays for peace as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk with Pope Francis in 2020. / Secretariat of Major Archbishop Shevchuk.

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2021 / 06:05 am (CNA).

“I follow with great concern the events in some areas of eastern Ukraine, where violations of the ceasefire have multiplied in recent months, and I observe with great concern the increase in military activities,” Pope Francis said April 18.

Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU 'founding father' Robert Schuman

Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 11:01 am (CNA).

Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican official has said.

Benedict XVI turns 94 years old

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 10:13 am (CNA).

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years after he announced his retirement from the papacy in 2013, Benedict continues to live a retired life in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery on Vatican grounds.

Vatican statement on Ramadan: 'Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope'

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019 / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 09:30 am (CNA).

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan.

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Rome Newsroom, Apr 16, 2021 / 05:38 am (CNA).

"I retain an optimism that leads me to believe that with due commitment we can rise again," Archbishop Paul Gallagher said.

Pope Francis to Brazil's bishops: the Risen Christ is 'our strength, our unity'

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 7, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Vatican City, Apr 15, 2021 / 12:01 pm (CNA).

Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Brazil’s bishops to be united to each other and to their faith in the risen Christ, who will help them get through the COVID-19 situation in their country.

Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton to speak at Vatican health conference

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, conducted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, at the White House Jan. 21. / Alex Wong / Getty Images

Vatican City, Apr 15, 2021 / 11:39 am (CNA).

Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, and Deepak Chopra are among the featured speakers at a Vatican conference being held in May on the interplay of mind, body, and soul in healthcare.

Cardinal Parolin: ‘War is the antithesis of fraternity’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin's video message to Climate Adaptation Summit Jan. 25, 2021. YouTube Screenshot.

Vatican City, Apr 15, 2021 / 08:08 am (CNA).

Cardinal Parolin said Thursday “the huge sums of money and human resources allocated to armaments make us reflect.”