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As tensions in Ukraine rise, Pope Francis declares Jan. 26 as...

VATICAN CITY -- Saying he was worried about Ukraine and how a possible Russian-Ukrainian conflict could spread, Pope Francis proclaimed Jan. 26 as a...

Pope Francis installs eight new men and women to serve in...

VATICAN CITY -- Highlighting the importance of the Bible in the life of faith and the role of lay women and men in sharing...

Wearing a protective mask at church is ‘a sign of pastoral...

ROME -- Wearing a high-filtering mask over one's nose and mouth at Mass "is a small sacrifice we can bring to the altar as...

Pope Francis on New Year’s Day: Peace is a gift from...

VATICAN CITY -- As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their...

Holy Year 2025 preparations begin per Pope Francis’ request

VATICAN CITY -- Preparations for the Holy Year 2025 have already begun, and Pope Francis has asked the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization...

Catholic women are encouraged to speak up, and let their voices...

ROME -- Women around the world are participating in the process of the Synod of Bishops, but many of them fear that, despite promises,...

Pope Francis arrives unannounced on feast day at Rome’s statue of...

ROME -- An hour before sunrise, Pope Francis set a basket of white roses at the base of a statue of the Immaculate Conception...

Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit’s actions were ‘sinful,’ but not among the...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO ROME -- Pope Francis told reporters he accepted the resignation of Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris because the archbishop's...

Pope Francis in Greece to Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II: ‘The Spirit...

ATHENS, Greece -- Like St. John Paul II before him, Pope Francis apologized to members of the Orthodox Church of Greece for the ways...

Pope Francis to migrants in Cyprus: God dreams of a world...

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Pope Francis told migrants that, like them, God dreams of a world where everyone recognizes each other as brothers and sisters. God...

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