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Sainted by pope’s decree: Three new saints for the Americas

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Without a canonization ceremony, Pope Francis declared three new saints for the Americas, pioneers of the Catholic Church in...

Queen Elizabeth gives pope items from her estate — eggs, venison,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In their first overseas trip in three years, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke...

Pope says marriage is beautiful but, ‘sometimes plates fly’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Through the sacrament of matrimony, married couples are called to be living icons of God's love in the world,...

Boston cardinal, abuse survivor named to Vatican panel on protecting minors

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, four women— including a survivor of clerical sex abuse — two Jesuit priests...

Job creation stifled by economy that idolizes money, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In making economic policies and decisions, solidarity is too often treated as “a dirty word,” yet the only way...

Job creation stifled by economic system that idolizes money, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In making economic policies and decisions, solidarity is too often treated as “a dirty word,” yet the only way...

Vatican expects a million pilgrims for canonizations of John XXIII, John...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Just over five weeks before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels are reporting...

Ukrainian Catholic leader meets with pope after vote in Crimea

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met privately at the Vatican with the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church March 17, the day...

Be merciful, pope says, remind yourself, ‘who am I to judge?’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Judging someone is always easier than to being merciful and understanding, Pope Francis said. The difficulty is why it is...

Pope says it’s important to follow Jesus with hope and a...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — At the end of his Lenten retreat, Pope Francis said he and his closest collaborators at the Vatican “want...

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