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Progress in tribunal reform reflected in statistics from Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops and diocesan tribunals are making steady progress in implementing Pope Francis’ reforms to make the annulment process quicker, but...

Young people provide great lesson on ‘synodality,’ Pope Francis writes in...

VATICAN CITY — Young Catholics are giving the church a valuable lesson in the real meaning of “synodality,” Pope Francis wrote. “They have asked us...

Charity is path to perfection when done for Jesus, Pope Francis...

VATICAN CITY -- The central focus of a Christian's life and all he or she does to help others must be Jesus Christ, Pope...

In new term, Supreme Court once again takes up religious liberty

WASHINGTON — As part of what seems to be a new trend for the Supreme Court, it will once again take up a religious...

Pope-less economy: Castel Gandolfo forced to change course

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — Milvia Monachesi, who was elected mayor of Castel Gandolfo in 2012, said “for a moment” in 2013, “I thought I...

Italian government eases some restrictions on Catholic Masses during coronavirus lockdown

ROME -- Although the number of new COVID-19 infections in Italy was creeping up in late July and early August, the country's internal affairs...

Pope Francis asks prayers for the unemployed, dialogue and peace during...

VATICAN CITY -- Even while enjoying a summer break, people should not forget those who are suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis...

Author Peter Seewald says retired 93-year-old Pope Benedict XVI is ‘extremely...

VATICAN CITY -- An author with a long and close relationship to retired Pope Benedict XVI told a German newspaper that the 93-year-old retired...

Rome parishes agree to lend classroom space to local public schools...

ROME -- Public schools in Rome, like elsewhere in the world, are scrambling to ensure the safety of students and staff while also resuming...

Women religious honored for work on coronavirus pandemic’s front lines

ROME — Women religious working “on the front lines,” exposed to the coronavirus yet continuing to care for abandoned children, working to alleviate poverty,...

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