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Armed Priest Arrested in The Vatican & Vatican To Publish New Document On Marian Apparitions

This week's Vaticano Update reveals plans for the first Vatican hospital outside Italy, "Bambino Gesù," to be built near Cairo, Egypt, alongside a notable incident where an armed Czech priest was arrested attempting to enter St. Peter’s Square. Additionally, the Archdiocese of Naples reported the miraculous liquefaction of St. Januarius' blood, Pope Francis emphasized continuous vocational formation in his May prayer intention, and new norms on Marian apparitions will soon be published by the Vatican, updating the guidelines set in 1978.

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Andreas Thonhauser is EWTN Vatican Bureau Chief. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the WU Executive Academy in Vienna and a Master’s degree in German Philology/Anglistics and Americanistics from the University of Vienna. Prior to joining EWTN, Thonhauser worked as the Director of External Affairs for a global human rights organization, and for several media outlets in Vienna, Austria.


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