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Pope Francis calls on Catholics to study Vatican II before Holy...

VATICAN CITY — Before celebrating the Holy Year 2025, Pope Francis is asking Catholics around the world to dedicate time in 2023 to studying...

On abortion ruling, Vatican says defense of unborn life ‘is closely...

VATICAN CITY-- A truly pro-life celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade would lead to cooperative efforts to pass legislation...

Pope Francis gives a glimpse of how he makes decisions to...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis gave the editors of 10 Jesuit magazines a glimpse into how he makes decisions, background on one of his...

Pope Francis postpones trip to Congo and South Sudan due to...

VATICAN CITY-- Because of continuing problems with his knee, Pope Francis has postponed his planned trip to Congo and South Sudan July 2-7, said...

Pope Francis: ‘I want to go to Ukraine, but I must...

VATICAN CITY  -- Sitting in a wheelchair in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis allowed himself to be grilled by a group...

Pope Francis asks for the gift of peace to quickly end...

ROME-- After setting white flowers at a statue of Mary, Queen of Peace, Pope Francis prayed the rosary and asked Mary to intercede to...

Pilgrims in Vatican City follow a ‘Marian itinerary’ as they honor...

VATICAN CITY -- Cutting through the throngs of tourists following guides around St. Peter's Basilica, a group of pilgrims led by the basilica's pastor...

With members aging, religious orders launch initiative to deal with those...

ROME — Having a member over 100 years old is not unusual today for orders of Catholic women religious, but many orders do not...

Women’s religious orders invest in synod process

VATICAN CITY — The leaders of religious orders around the world are taking very seriously not only preparations for the Synod of Bishops assembly...

Women’s convents in Poland provide shelter for Ukrainian orphans and refugees

KONSTANCIN-JEZIORNA, Poland -- David, 11, wouldn't mind staying in Poland a while longer, maybe traveling around to see more of the country. But the three...

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