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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...

Going to Mass should be a life-changing event, pope says at...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Going to Mass and receiving the Eucharist should make a difference in the way Catholics live, Pope Francis said;...

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...

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