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Pope Francis establishes World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly to...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis announced the establishment of a World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly as a reminder of the important role...

Pope Francis: Scripture is not meant to be stuck on paper...

VATICAN CITY -- Praying with Scripture is not meant to be a mindless repetition of biblical quotes but instead is a gift that is...

Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims on International Day of Commemoration

VATICAN CITY  -- Remembering the Holocaust and its victims is not only an act of solidarity but also serves as a warning to humanity...

Madrid explosion leaves young Spanish priest, parishioner dead

VATICAN CITY — A young priest ordained only six months ago was among the casualties of an explosion at a parish center in Madrid. The...

Pope Francis deplores ‘senseless act of brutality’ as dozens killed in...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis expressed his condolences to Iraqi President Barham Salih after two suicide bombings in Baghdad claimed the lives of dozens...

Pope Francis tells ambassador he’s on track to visit Argentina, Uruguay

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told Uruguay’s new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to...

Pope Francis, absent from year-end liturgy, submits remarks urging people to...

The notable absence of Pope Francis at the final liturgical celebration of 2020 in St. Peter's Basilica capped off a difficult year for the...

Pope Francis implores focus on family: ‘When an argument starts at...

As the fifth anniversary of his apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia" approaches, Pope Francis announced that the Catholic Church will dedicate more than a year...

Priests may celebrate four Masses on Christmas, feast days, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican decreed that priests can celebrate as many as four Masses on several important feast days, including Christmas, to accommodate...

Nativity scene is reminder of hope amid suffering, Pope Francis says...

VATICAN CITY -- The image of baby Jesus nestled in the manger is a much-needed reminder during the pandemic that God gives the world...

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