Pope gives sick girl free run of audience stage, delighting crowd
Pope Francis allowed a girl suffering from an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed clapping and dancing on the stage for most of his general audience on Wednesday, delighting the crowd. The girl, wearing a pink T-shirt reading "Love," slipped away from her mother at the front of the audience hall and reached the big marble stage. She pranced back and forth in front of him, jumped, and occasionally let go a loud, sharp clap. Francis signaled to security to let her be.
The Vatican is hoping to attract tech-savvy youngsters to the Catholic Church with the launch of a " Click to Pray " eRosary -- a wearable Once activated, the wearer can choose to pray the standard rosary , a contemplative rosary or a thematic rosary , which will be updated throughout the year.
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Theis hoping to attract tech-savvy youngsters to the Catholic Church with the launch of a "Click to Pray" eRosary -- a wearable device connected to a mobile app that's activated by making the sign of the cross.
The device -- which can be worn as a bracelet -- is made up of 10 consecutive black agate and hematite rosary beads, plus a data-storing "smart cross." Once activated, the wearer can choose to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative rosary or a thematic rosary, which will be updated throughout the year. The device shows progress throughout each prayer and keeps track of each rosary completed.
Apple watchOS 6 launches on September 19th
When Apple unveiled watchOS 6 at its June event, there was a lot of ground to cover. The wearable OS would include an on-device App Store and an even deeper focus on health tracking. Alongside ambient noise alerts to save your ears, the wearable OS will include a menstrual cycle tracker and audiobook support. On the looks front, watchOS 6 adds several new dynamic watch faces, including Meridian, Modular Compact and Solar Dial. Finally, watchOS 6
In the middle of the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network launched the “ Click To Pray eRosary” at a press conference in the Vatican on October 15. October is also the month of the Rosary .
“ Click To Pray eRosary,” a small black bracelet with ten rosary beads and a cross, was presented Tuesday in Rome as a “tool for learning how to pray the Pope Francis shows a rosary he blessed from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican
The Vatican says the device -- part of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network -- is designed as a tech-based teaching tool for learning "how to pray the rosary for peace in the world." The corresponding app features personalized religious content, as well asinfo gleaned from the bracelet. It's now for 99 Euros ($110/£85).
The Vatican says it has finished cleaning its bank
The Vatican announced Thursday that it has finished the household in the suspicious accounts of his "bank", the Institute for the works of religion (IOR), after having closed nearly 5,000.
"We have adopted a very strict line against any account that does not respect" the Vatican legislation, said Tommaso Di Ruzza, director of the Financial Information Authority (AIF) of the Holy See, presenting to the press the 2015 report of the organization.
"Now this procedure is over" and "a total of 4,935 accounts have been closed," he added, explaining that it was a "final number".
The AIF was created in 2010 by Benedict XVI to urge the Vatican financial institutions to comply with international standards in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
In the past, the OIR has had among its clients figures of the mafia, the cause of several scandals resounding in the 1980s. Thirty years later, the Vatican still did not know the identity of thousands of holders accounts, many of which had no apparent connection to the Church and its charitable activities.
In 2011, the Vatican also asked to participate in the Moneyval evaluation process. This Council of Europe anti-money laundering body said in a report in December that the Vatican had remedied most of its structural weaknesses, while calling for speeding up the prosecution and monitoring cases. having again given rise to no charge.
On Thursday, the AIF announced that it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions in 2015, mainly possible tax evasion.
This is more than triple the 147 reports of 2014, but for the president of the AIF, René Brülhart, this increase is probably due to greater vigilance.
"In a procedure of this kind, we set low reporting thresholds to help raise awareness, and I hope that in 2016 the number will be back to normal, obviously we would like to reach zero, but this is is not realistic, "he said in a press conference.
After analysis, the 544 reports resulted in 17 reports submitted in 2015 to the Vatican prosecutor on suspicion of evasion or tax evasion, but also at least an attempt to destabilize the financial market abroad.
Vatican synod proposes ordination of married men as priests in Amazon region .
An assembly of Roman Catholic bishops from the Amazon on Saturday proposed that married men in the remote area be allowed to be ordained priests, which could lead to a landmark change in the Church's centuries-old discipline of celibacy. © 2019 Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - OCTOBER 12: Pope Francis leaves the Synod Hall at the end of the morning session during the 6th day of the Synod of Bishops For The Pan-Amazon Region on October 12, 2019 in Vatican City, Vatican.