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80th anniversary of the death of Holy Cross Brother St. André Bessette is Jan. 6

Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills and St. Edward High School in Lakewood are three Congregation of Holy Cross educational institutions in the Diocese of Cleveland On Oct. 17, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Holy Cross’ first saint, Br. André Bessette, C.S.C. St. André – who battled sickness for much […]

Pope names first woman to head Vatican Museums

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has chosen, for the first time, a woman to head the Vatican Museums. Barbara Jatta, 54, is an Italian art historian and graphic arts expert, who had been serving as vice-director of the museums since June. The Vatican announced the appointment Dec. 20. She will begin her new role […]

Vatican sets up emails, hashtag to send pope birthday greetings

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Even though Pope Francis was planning a “normal” workday for his birthday, well-wishers can help brighten it up with special tweets and emails. Turning 80 Dec. 17, Pope Francis was going to start the day with Mass together with cardinals living in Rome, according to the Vatican press office. The Vatican […]

As Vatican Christmas tree goes up, pope’s Christmas schedule released

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As a towering spruce tree was erected in St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ liturgy schedule for Advent, Christmas and the month of January. The 82-feet-tall Christmas tree arrived in the square Nov. 24. According to the papal calendar released by the Vatican the same day: — Pope Francis […]

Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person’s identity, the Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place. While the Catholic Church continues to prefer […]

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