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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,...

Retired Pope Benedict XVI returns to Vatican after visiting ailing brother...

VATICAN CITY  -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI returned to the Vatican June 22, five days after flying to Germany to spend time with his...

Pope Francis to health workers: “We can come out of this...

VATICAN CITY -- During the darkest, most deadly days of the COVID-19 pandemic in northern Italy, medical professionals and volunteers were "silent artisans of...

Italian priests debate streaming online Masses to when faithful can attend...

ROME -- As Italian Catholics prepared to celebrate Pentecost, the second Sunday with Masses permitted with a limited number of faithful, bishops and priests...

Pope Francis puts Father Michael McGivney, founder of Knights of Columbus,...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing...

Search for Christian unity is making progress, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY — Marking the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s encyclical on Christian unity, Pope Francis said he shares “the healthy impatience”...

Celebrating 25 years of “Ut Unum Sint,” St. John Paul II’s...

VATICAN CITY -- Twenty-five years ago, St. John Paul II's encyclical on ecumenism, "Ut Unum Sint," put the papal seal of approval on a...

St. Peter’s Basilica reopened for the first time since March 10...

VATICAN CITY -- Almost 10 weeks after St. Peter's Basilica was closed to the public in cooperation with Italy's COVID-19 lockdown measures, the faithful...

Pope Francis joins leaders of every religion in plea to end...

VATICAN CITY -- At a time of global "tragedy and suffering" because of the coronavirus, and in view of the long-term impact it will...

Pope Francis makes promotions within the College of Cardinals at Vatican

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has expanded the ranks of the top members of the College of Cardinals, naming as "cardinal bishops" Cardinal Beniamino...

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