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New Swiss Guards represent a church that welcomes, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY — Meeting new recruits to the Swiss Guard, Pope Francis thanked the young men for having chosen to serve the successor of...

Pope Francis asks for prayers for peace in Myanmar from political...

VATICAN CITY -- With an ongoing military crackdown and political upheaval in Myanmar, Pope Francis called for prayers for peace and reconciliation in the...

Pope Francis urges prayers for victims of hospital fire in Baghdad,...

VATICAN CITY -- In the wake of a deadly fire in a Baghdad hospital treating COVID-19 patients and more migrant deaths in the Mediterranean...

Politics can be regenerated by building from the people up, Pope...

VATICAN CITY — Politics can be regenerated by recognizing the importance of spirituality in people’s lives, Pope Francis said. “That is why it is essential...

Pope Francis: Church reform must involve faith, prayer

VATICAN CITY  -- Without prayer, everything crumbles and any initiatives for church reform will just be proposals by some group and not the inspiration...

Sexual-abuse allegations still require accountability, transparency, due process, experts say

ROME — To help foster a wider discussion on work that still must be done to safeguard minors and vulnerable people in the Catholic...

Religious orders vow that pandemic will never deter care for the...

ROME — Leaders from dozens of religious orders dedicated to providing health care services and residential homes for the elderly and the disabled reaffirmed...

Legal lessons: Past sexual abuse cases help train canon lawyers, according...

VATICAN CITY  -- When Pope Francis abolished the "pontifical secret" covering the church's judicial handling of cases of the sexual abuse of minors, it...

Let the children come to me: Pope’s Via Crucis meditations written...

VATICAN CITY  -- Knowing that Rome, like all of Italy, would be under varying degrees of lockdown during Holy Week and Easter, Father Luigi...

Italy sees worst gap between births, deaths since 1918 Spanish flu...

ROME  -- With Italy already facing a diminishing population, low birth rates and fewer religious and civil marriages, the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted those...

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