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Iraq trip has dual focus for Pope Francis: Honoring suffering, building...

VATICAN CITY -- Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing security concerns, Pope Francis is determined to visit Iraq to pay homage to Christian and...

Iraqi announces increased COVID-19 restrictions as it prepares for scheduled March...

VATICAN CITY -- Two days after the Iraqi government announced stringent COVID-19 precautions, including the closure of mosques and churches "until further notice," the...

Pope Francis: Lent is ‘a time for renewing faith, hope and...

VATICAN CITY  -- As Christians pray, fast and give alms during Lent, they also should consider giving a smile and offering a kind word...

Pope Francis plans to pass on walk, ancient Rome tradition this...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 17 in St. Peter's Basilica rather than making the traditional walk from the...

Pope Francis advice to musicians: Use the silence of pandemic to...

VATICAN CITY  -- While protocols to slow the COVID-19 pandemic have silenced many concert halls and restricted the use of congregational singing in many...

Catholic church in U.S. ‘alive, vivacious;’ press must avoid ‘disinformation,’ other...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said that unless there is a serious new wave of COVID-19 infections in Iraq, he has every intention of...

Jesuits to examine spiritual, practical implications of vow of poverty

VATICAN CITY — Many Catholics look at religious orders of men or women and wonder what their vow of poverty means. After all, the...

Rome university reverses decision to honor Father Frank Pavone for pro-life...

ROME — For a variety of reasons, “especially in relation to the political situation” in the United States, the Legionaries of Christ university in...

Pope Francis prays for the United States after violence at Capitol;...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of the United States "shaken by the recent siege on Congress" and prayed for...

Pope Francis orders change to canon law, women may now formally...

VATICAN CITY   -- Recognizing "the gifts of each baptized person" -- women and men -- Pope Francis ordered a change to canon law and...

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