Cardinal unveils major Vatican conference on priesthood slated for 2022

Increasing vocations to the priesthood, improving the way laypeople and priests work together and ensuring that service, not power, motivates the request for ordination are all possible outcomes of a major symposium being planned by the Vatican in February 2022.

Cardinal Cassidy, Vatican's former top ecumenist, dies at 96

Australian Cardinal Edward I. Cassidy, a longtime Vatican diplomat and former president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, died April 10 at the age of 96 in Newcastle, Australia.

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Pope calls all Catholics to be missionaries of God's mercy

Like the disciples, who experienced Jesus' divine mercy after the resurrection, all Christians are called to become missionaries, sharing the Gospel of God's love and mercy with others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope to young people: The Lord is always waiting for you

Faith is a gift that is never imposed on anyone but must be accepted with an open heart, Pope Francis wrote to young people.

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