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Pope appoints new Vatican press office director

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis appointed Matteo Bruni to serve as director of the Vatican press office, replacing Alessandro Gisotti, who had been serving...

Pope Francis: Migrants are people, not just a social issue

VATICAN CITY -- Christians are called to follow the spirit of the beatitudes by comforting the poor and the oppressed, especially migrants and refugees...

Pope Francis says meeting of Trump and North Korea’s Kim ‘significant...

ROME -- After U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to set foot in North Korea, Pope Francis called his meeting with...

“Heart of church’s mission is prayer”, says Pope Francis to prayer...

VATICAN CITY -- Prayer helps men and women to view reality through the eyes of faith and to have a spiritual outlook on life...

Christian community a place of welcome, solidarity, selflessness Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- To be part of a Christian community is to belong to a group of believers who shun selfishness and give witness...

Purging silence: Vatican expands abuse prevention to lay movements

VATICAN CITY — Millions of Catholics live their faith through their association with lay movements and Catholic groups, but some also have lost their...

Pope Francis announces themes for upcoming World Youth Day celebrations

VATICAN CITY  -- Announcing the themes for the next three World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis called on young men and women to meditate...

Pope Francis: Theology begins with sincere dialogue, not ‘conquering spirit’

VATICAN CITY  -- Theology develops through dialogue, not an aggressive defense of doctrine that seeks to impose its beliefs on others, Pope Francis said. Like...

Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, Pope Francis says at audience

VATICAN CITY -- Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and...

Synod of Amazon document raises possibility of married priests, roles for...

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the...

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