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In new interview, Pope Francis explains upcoming Synod of Bishops gathering...

VATICAN CITY -- The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an "urgent" gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church...

On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

VATICAN CITY — With the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the bishops of Japan are renewing calls...

Storm warning: Quiet summer days risk flash controversies

VATICAN CITY — A normally quiet month was surprisingly struck by a brief, but intense summer squall at the end of July. Questions and controversy,...

Spirituality of silence is a journey toward God, says Father Emiliano...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis hung a bright red sign on his home-office door two summers ago that reads, "No Complaining Allowed." It was a...

In wake of Orlandi case, forensic experts to study ‘thousands of...

VATICAN CITY  -- During a search for the remains of a young Italian woman missing for more than 30 years, workers discovered an enormous...

Pope Francis writes Syrian President Bashar Assad, urging him to protect...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to put an end to his country's eight-year-long conflict and seek reconciliation for the...

Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

VATICAN CITY — After current supplies run out, Vatican City State will no longer be selling any single-use plastic items on its tiny territory. While...

Ignoring the poor falsifies the Gospel, Pope Francis says in message

VATICAN CITY — Christians must not underestimate the importance of embracing and assisting the poor, oppressed and outcast, Pope Francis said. Not only did Jesus...

Order of Malta’s leader reminds members: Tridentine Mass not allowed

ROME — The grand master of the Sovereign Order of Malta has reminded members that all liturgical celebrations within the order must be celebrated...

Pope Francis says he wishes to visit Iraq in 2020

VATICAN CITY -- Announcing his desire to visit Iraq in 2020, Pope Francis called for a peaceful resolution to crises in the Middle East. He...

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