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Vatican to host world leaders to push for end to Syrian...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei are among the key political experts...

Pope: Don’t forget ‘hidden exiles,’ elderly marginalized by own family

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Just as people must never ignore the plight of today’s immigrants and refugees, they must also remember today’s “hidden...

Vatican hires consulting firms to improve bookkeeping

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In an effort to streamline and modernize its communications structures and bring its accounting practices in line with international...

Man injured after setting self on fire in St. Peter’s Square

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A 51-year-old man was severely injured after he set himself on fire in St. Peter's Square. The unidentified man doused...

Francis proclaims one of the first Jesuits a saint, approves beatification...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a decree declaring one of his favorite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint. The decree is what...

Pope celebrates birthday by having breakfast with homeless men

Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — As part of a low-key celebration of his 77th birthday, Pope Francis had breakfast with three people who live...

The church is a house of joy, pope says on Gaudete...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Sadness is a sign of being far from Christ because Jesus offers everyone the strength to persevere with hope...

Necropolis now — Ancient cemetery under Vatican City will be opened...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Slipping hillsides of clay, mud and gravel entombed an enormous necropolis below today’s Vatican City State, keeping its underground...

Pope Francis is third pontiff to be named Time’s Person of...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is not seeking fame or accolades, but being named Time magazine’s Person of the Year will make...

Pope, at Marian devotion, prays that no one ignores the the...

Catholic News Service ROME — Pope Francis prayed that people would never be indifferent to the cries of the poor, the suffering of the sick,...

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