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Emanuela Orlandi case: Vatican confirms bones are not those of missing...

VATICAN CITY -- Because all of the human bones found in a Vatican cemetery last summer were at least 100 years old, the Vatican...

Same storm, different boats: Vatican looks at ways to help all...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis and his COVID-19 response commission want to see religious, economic and social life resume, but they question the wisdom...

Italian bishops accuse government of excluding return to Masses in lockdown...

ROME -- The Italian bishops' conference accused the government of adopting plans to ease the country's COVID-19 lockdown rules in a way that "arbitrarily...

Pope Francis writes prayers to recite at end of Rosary, asks...

VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the rosary, knowing that by doing so they...

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti leads prayer to Mary at shrine near Vatican

ROME -- Like bishops in the United States and Canada, the bishops of Italy will begin the Marian month of May consecrating their nation...

Pope Francis: Pandemic shows it’s time to consider ‘universal basic wage’

VATICAN CITY -- Writing to social movements, including organized groups of casual laborers, Pope Francis said the COVID-19 pandemic should give rise to consideration...

Pope Francis: Recovery plan after COVID-19 involves choice between common good...

VATICAN CITY -- Celebrating Mass on Easter Monday, Pope Francis prayed that the political and economic planning for recovery after the coronavirus pandemic would...

At Easter liturgy, Pope Francis calls for a ‘contagion’ of hope,...

VATICAN CITY -- In an Easter celebration like no other, Pope Francis prayed that Christ, "who has already defeated death and opened for us...

Italian Ministry for Internal Affairs: Visiting church to pray not valid...

ROME  -- While many churches in Italy remain open, visiting a church to pray is not a valid excuse for leaving one's home during...

Msgr. Gianluca Pezzoli, who lives in the same building as Pope...

VATICAN CITY -- A 58-year-old Italian monsignor, who works in the Vatican Secretariat of State and lives in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where Pope...

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