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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...

Pope Francis offers prayers for poor, uneducated, asks all to be...

VATICAN CITY -- As the Catholic Church celebrated World Peace Day Jan. 1, Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of war-torn Yemen, especially...

Pope Francis offers hope, urges vaccine for disadvantaged, end to pandemic

VATICAN CITY -- On a Christmas like no other, Pope Francis prayed for people who could not be with their families because of the...

Pope Francis and the pandemic, year in review: Prayer, online meetings,...

VATICAN CITY -- Like everyone else, Pope Francis' 2020 was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns, live streamed Masses, video messages and even something akin...

Show the world the joy of faith, Pope Francis tells visitors...

VATICAN CITY -- Joy should be the hallmark of a Christian's life, a reflection of knowing that one is loved by God, saved by...

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