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Pope Francis leads prayers for hundreds killed and injured in Sri...

VATICAN CITY -- On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in praying for the hundreds of people who...

Vatican firefighter says St. Peter’s at much less risk than Notre...

VATICAN CITY  -- After the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris April 15, Romans and tourists could not help looking at St....

Official marks retired pope’s birthday, commenting on his latest letter

VATICAN CITY — Marking retired Pope Benedict XVI’s 92nd birthday, the editorial director of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication insisted what the retired pope...

Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame...

ROME -- The president of France and the archbishop of Paris have vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire, continuing what...

Embrace the cross, trust God will triumph, Pope Francis says on...

VATICAN CITY — Acclaimed by the crowds and knowing he was the Messiah they sought, Jesus still chose the path of humility and self-emptying,...

Vatican imposes 10-year suspension on Legionaries Father John O’Reilly for abuse

VATICAN CITY -- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has banned a Legionaries of Christ priest from publicly exercising his priestly ministry...

Vatican issues updated norms for personal ordinariates

VATICAN CITY — Ten years after Pope Benedict XVI established personal ordinariates for Catholics coming from the Anglican tradition, the Vatican has issued a...

Church, world need the gifts, enthusiasm of young people, pope says

VATICAN CITY — The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is “holy ground” that pastors and...

Spread mercy, build fraternity, pope urges Morocco’s Christian minority

RABAT, Morocco (CNS) -- Celebrating Mass with members of Morocco's tiny Catholic community, Pope Francis praised them for the many ways they "bear witness...

Pope Francis: ‘Spiritual combat’ must be part of fight against sex...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO ROME  -- To fight clerical sexual abuse, the Catholic Church must have clear laws and procedures, but it also...

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