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Vatican: Indulgences for souls in Purgatory can be obtained through entire...

VATICAN CITY  -- Plenary or full indulgences traditionally obtained during the first week of November for the souls of the faithful in purgatory can...

Vatican extends agreement with China ‘of great ecclesial and pastoral value’...

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican and the Chinese government will extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops. As the initial agreement...

Four Swiss Guards among seven positive COVID-19 diagnoses in Vatican City

VATICAN CITY — Four members of the Swiss Guard and three other residents of Vatican City State recently tested positive for COVID-19, said Matteo...

Religious freedom: Callista Gingrich, top U.S., Vatican officials explain why its...

ROME -- A symposium hosted by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See -- with representatives from the U.S. government and top Vatican officials --...

Victims for sure, but abuse survivors can also be active agents...

VATICAN CITY -- In reporting historical and recent abuse of minors, the media should broaden its focus to include portrayals of survivors as active...

Public audience invited to attend Pope Francis’ weekly meeting starting Sept....

VATICAN CITY  -- Twenty-six weeks after his last weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis will resume his audiences with the public...

Academy unveils effort to fight mafia’s ‘deviant spirituality’ of Mary

VATICAN CITY — Given the many criminal organizations and gangs worldwide that have distorted the true role and image of Mary, a pontifical academy...

Holy, not horror: New guide explains hidden ministry of exorcism

VATICAN CITY — One kind of ministry, by its nature but also church mandate, shuns the limelight and remains discreet: exorcism. Unfortunately, commercial interests and...

Is seeing believing? How the Catholic church faces claims of Marian...

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church has always been very cautious when it comes to judging reported Marian apparitions. More than 1,500 visions of Mary...

Coronavirus restrictions offer chance to support rural tourism, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY  -- The drastic reduction in people's mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic could be an opportunity for moving one's heart and mind...

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