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First Sunday of Lent: Lent is God’s ongoing offering of a...

Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 21, 2021: First Sunday of Lent 1) Gn 9:8-15 Psalm 25:4-9 2) 1 Pt 3:18-22 Gospel: Mk 1:12-15 Lent is God's ongoing offering of a...

Vatican comes to Minnesota: Sistine Chapel exhibit showcases Michelangeo’s art at...

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The internationally acclaimed Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Exhibition with its 34 life-size reproductions is designed to give visitors a closer look at...

500 years of artistic elegance: Read the life story of the...

This year marks the 500th anniversary of artist Raphael's death. This painter would glean the best qualities of his contemporaries, Leonardo and Michelangelo, to...

Raphael’s tapestries briefly return to Sistine Chapel

VATICAN CITY — An artistic masterpiece conceived by the Renaissance master Raphael was on display for one week in the Sistine Chapel to help...

Guard the faith, make it grow, pope tells parents at baptism

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Parents are charged with guarding the faith given to their children at baptism and helping them become true witnesses...

Best legacy children can receive from parents is faith, pope says...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The best thing parents can pass on to their children is their religious faith, Pope Francis said as he...

Pope Francis greets homeless people during their private tour of Sistine...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While enjoying a private visit to the Sistine Chapel, a group of VIP guests, homeless people who live around...

Papal official invites homeless people to tour of Sistine Chapel and...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The papal almoner, an archbishop who distributes charitable aid from Pope Francis, planned a special afternoon for about 150...

Brighter lights, cooler air protecting Sistine Chapel from visiting crowds

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is not promising visitors to the Sistine Chapel more elbow room, but it is guaranteeing a cooler...

Sistine Chapel faces fallout from ‘Francis effect’ with increased attendance

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The “Francis effect” has spilled over into the Sistine Chapel, bringing a surge in visitors but also increasing risks...

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