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Q&A: The status of Medjugorje and the true cross of Christ...

BY FATHER KENNETH DOYLE  Q. A friend has just informed me that she is going next month to Medjugorje in Bosnia. She says that the...

Pope Francis says priesthood more than occupation: ‘Do not neglect the...

VATICAN CITY -- Being a priest is not a job or fulfilling an employment contract but is a gift from God that should be...

Pope, patriarch discuss canon law’s relationship to ecumenism

VATICAN CITY — The search for Christian unity must involve all aspects of the churches’ lives, including their different church laws, Pope Francis said. “Canon...

Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meets again in Rome

VATICAN CITY -- Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meeting in Rome said there was a continued need to make...

Pope Francis: God conquers evil with love, forgiveness of sins

VATICAN CITY -- God forgives sins so that joy, not sadness, can flourish once again in one's heart, Pope Francis said. "How do you conquer...

Pope Francis: Gift of St. Peter’s relics meant to encourage Christian...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said giving fragments of St. Peter's bones to the head of the church founded by Peter's brother, St. Andrew,...

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits the country, as well as...

Roll up your sleeves, get ready to get dirty, pope tells...

VATICAN CITY — New bishops need to prepare for a life filled with God’s surprises, with daily plans that change at the last minute...

Ideological fixation, not ‘loyal criticism,’ feeds possibility of schism, pope says

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MADAGASCAR — Pope Francis told reporters he hoped and prayed the Catholic Church would not experience a new schism,...

Amid economic growth, Pope Francis urges Mauritius to care for the...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius -- Statistical indicators show Mauritius' rapid economic growth has benefited all sectors of society, lifting thousands out of poverty over the...

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