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Pope sets up new commission to study women deacons

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The Covid-19 quarantines, lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are the perfect opportunity for conversion: for individuals, for the Church and for governments, Pope Francis said in an interview. "What we are living now is a place of 'metanoia' (conversion), and we have...

On the cross, God’s loving nature is revealed, pope says

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Vatican official pays tribute to Prince

The Vatican’s President of the Pontifical Council for Culture paid tribute to the iconic American musician, Prince, who died on Thursday at the age of 57.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi tweeted lyrics from the star’s ballad, Sometimes It Snows in April, which appeared on his 1986 critically acclaimed album, Parade. ‘Sometimes, sometimes I wish that life was never ending, All good things they say, never last. (‪#Prince, Sometimes It Snows In April),’ he wrote.

The innovative, multi-talented singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer and actor was found dead in his Paisley Park residence on Thursday afternoon.

His sister, Tyka Nelson, thanked fans for their support, telling those gathered outside his Minnesota home, “He loved all of you. Thank you for loving him back.”

Meanwhile, Prince’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, who married him in 1996, expressed her heartbreak at the news. “I can’t even think of the words of what I’m feeling. This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated,” she told People magazine.

Prince and Garcia suffered the loss of their one-week old son, Gregory, in 1996, to Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the growth of the skull, as well as bones in the bands and feet.

“I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally,” Garcia said. “He’s with our son now.”

Picture: Prince in concert on 21st May 1986. (David Brewster/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/ABACAPRESS.COM/PA)

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Pope sets up new commission to study women deacons

Pope Francis has established a new ‘Study Commission on the Female Diaconate’ as a follow-up to a previous group that studied the history of women deacons in the New Testament and the early Christian communities. Cardinal Giuseppe Petrocchi of Aquila will serve as...

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Jesus chose to reveal his divine majesty not through miracles or wondrous deeds but on the cross where God's love for humanity was manifested, Pope Francis said. Throughout his ministry, Christ walked away when people wish to proclaim him king and silenced demons he...

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