Transcript shows pope's distinction between gay marriage, civil unions

VATICAN CITY -- When Pope Francis said gay people have a right to be in a family and that gay couples needed some form of civil law to protect their rights, he was not saying that gay couples should have a right to adopt children.

    Pope Francis announces new cardinals

    VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Nov. 28, including Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington.

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      Rosary CD aims to lead people to healing, peace

      Over the past year, musician and composer Maryana Erzinger has been on a creative spiritual journey she hopes will inspire the world through song.

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        Questions continue around film's use of Pope Francis' quote on civil unions

        VATICAN CITY -- While there is no doubt that Pope Francis said civil laws should protect the rights of gay couples, some mystery shrouds the context in which he said it and the way it is used in a new film.

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          Vatican extends time to obtain full indulgences for souls in purgatory

          VATICAN CITY -- Plenary or full indulgences traditionally obtained during the first week of November for the souls of the faithful in purgatory can now be gained throughout the entire month of November, the Vatican said.

            Vatican extends provisional agreement with China on naming bishops

            VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican and the Chinese government will extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops.

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              Pope Francis calls for civil unions for same-sex couples in documentary

              VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights.

              • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

                Becciu denies interfering in Pell trial

                ROME -- Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu denied having interfered in any way with the trial of Cardinal George Pell after Italian media reported an allegation that Becciu might have wired money to Australia as a bribe during Pell’s trial.

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                  Vatican reports positive coronavirus case at pope's residence

                  VATICAN CITY -- A resident at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the residence where Pope Francis lives, tested positive for COVID-19, the Vatican announced.

                    World Mission Sunday isn't canceled because of COVID-19, officials say

                    VATICAN CITY - The collection taken up in parishes around the globe on World Mission Sunday is "as unique as it is rare" because offerings are made by Catholics in the richest and poorest nations, a Vatican official said.

                    • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

                      Swiss Guards report additional cases of COVID-19 among ranks

                      VATICAN CITY - The Swiss Guard reported an additional seven men have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the current number of cases among the 113 guardsmen to 11.