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Pope Francis mourns death of French patient Vincent Lambert after doctors...

VATICAN CITY -- "Every life is valuable, always," Pope Francis tweeted after offering prayers for Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old French man who died July...

Curia reform: Changing attitudes, not just structures

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ plan for the reform of the Roman Curia will change the names of several offices and merge a few...

Papal first: Pope Francis names seven women to Congregation for Institutes...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis named six superiors of women's religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian...

Vatican to open tombs looking for young woman missing since 1983

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican City State tribunal has ordered the opening of two tombs in a small Vatican cemetery at the request of...

Pope Francis affirms seal of confession must be kept with ‘no...

VATICAN CITY -- In the light of "a worrying negative prejudice" against the Catholic Church, Pope Francis ordered the publication of a document affirming...

“Be merciful” — Pope Francis gives seafarer chaplains special powers of...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis gave priests who minister to seafarers special permission to grant absolution for sins that usually would require the intervention...

Bishops of Australia began their “ad limina” visits to the Vatican;...

VATICAN CITY -- The president of the Australian bishops' conference told his fellow bishops that it is "a time of humiliation" for Catholic Church...

Migration situation requires a civilized , Christian response, official says

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican recognizes how difficult it is for nations to manage the flow of migrants and refugees, but one thing is...

Young adult leaders gather for post-synod discussion

VATICAN CITY — Catholic young adults felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people,...

Gender ideology is opposed to faith, reason, Vatican office says

VATICAN CITY — Catholic schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of...

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