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Benedict calls it absurd to question validity of his resignation

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In a letter to an Italian journalist, retired Pope Benedict XVI said questions about the validity of his resignation...

Ukrainian archbishop sees lingering threat of war, but signs of hope

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The three months of protests in Ukraine that ended with government snipers killing dozens of people strengthened the commitment...

Pope Francis, with retired Pope Benedict present, creates new cardinals

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — On a feast day commemorating the authority Jesus gave to St. Peter and his successors, the popes, Pope Francis...

Responses to Vatican survey on family show suffering by those who...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The responses to the Vatican questionnaire about Catholics’ family life reflect a great amount of suffering around the world, said...

Pope names leaders for synod on family

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis named a French, a Philippine and a Brazilian cardinal to serve as the three presidents of the...

Francis speaks of his longing for Christian unity in video to...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In an unusual video message, recorded on an iPhone by a Pentecostal pastor Pope Francis knew in Argentina, the...

Pope opens meeting of cardinals by calling for ‘loving,’ ‘courageous’ approach...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Opening a two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals, Pope Francis said the church's pastoral approach to helping couples must...

Be brave, don’t wait to go to confession, pope says at...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — If you haven't been to confession recently, don’t wait, Pope Francis told people at his weekly general audience. One...

Pope, cardinal advisers discussing reform of Vatican offices

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met for the third time in late February with his international Council of Cardinals, an eight-member group...

Facing the truth about ourselves is a step toward holiness, pope...

Catholic News Service ROME — Being truthful about what is in one's heart isn’t always easy, but it is an essential step to living a...

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