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One year ago, Pope Benedict XVI resigned

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In retirement, Pope Benedict XVI follows a daily schedule similar to that of any retired bishop or religious: He...

Pope plans to visit Sri Lanka

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When civil strife, conflict and bloodshed have pitted people of different ethnic groups against one another, reconciliation is particularly...

Happy are the ‘losers,’ the poor in spirit, pope tells young...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The “poor in spirit,” the pure and the merciful, whom Jesus described as “blessed,” are the same people the...

U.N. panel presses Vatican to revise canon law on child abuse...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child continued to insist that the Vatican compile and publish detailed...

German, Swiss bishops report Catholics rejecting teachings on family

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Reports from bishops' conferences in Germany and Switzerland show a clear divergence between what the church teaches on marriage,...

The church without religious sisters is ‘unthinkable,’ pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A church without religious sisters would be “unthinkable,” Pope Francis said, honoring the contributions consecrated men and women make...

Pope names interim leader of Vatican financial watchdog agency

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Giorgio Corbellini, a canon lawyer and head of the Vatican human resources office, interim...

Pope at audience: Make sure your children are confirmed

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Many Catholic parents go to great lengths to ensure their children are baptized, and they must make similar efforts...

Pope’s morning homily: If you can cheer for a sports team,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Prayers of praise for God aren't just for charismatics, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. "We find it easy...

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, bishops offer to mediate

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — As protests against the Ukrainian president spread to cities across the country, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the...

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