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Pope Francis joins other religious leaders pleading for peace, compassion, care...

ROME — Standing in front of Rome’s Colosseum, Pope Francis called on members of all the world’s religions to be courageous enough to set...

Vatican requires proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for employees,...

VATICAN CITY -- Visitors, tourists and employees who want to enter Vatican territory will be required beginning Oct. 1 to show proof of vaccination,...

Italy requires coronavirus vaccines for all university students, teachers at all...

ROME -- To promote a safe return to in-person learning, the Italian government has passed a law requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all university students...

Explanation from Pope Francis on restricting use of pre-Vatican II Mass...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' letter explaining why he was restricting the use of the pre-Vatican II Mass "fearlessly hits the nail on the...

Citing concerns about unity, Pope Francis restores limits on celebration of...

VATICAN CITY -- Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the...

Pope Francis restores limits on celebration of Mass according to the...

VATICAN CITY -- Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the...

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for caregivers from Rome’s Gemelli hospital while...

VATICAN CITY -- Although still hospitalized, Pope Francis has resumed working and celebrated Mass for his caregivers in the small chapel that is part...

Scans rule out infection after Pope Francis runs a fever

VATICAN CITY — Recovering from colon surgery, Pope Francis briefly ran a fever late July 7, leading his doctors to perform a CT scan...

Pope Francis urges people of Haiti to shun violence, commit to...

VATICAN CITY  -- Condemning the "heinous assassination" of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, Pope Francis urged the people of Haiti to shun violence and make...

Pope Francis recovers in the hospital after surgery, but Vatican protocol...

VATICAN CITY -- The organization of the universal Catholic Church has a precise hierarchy, but there is no such thing as a "vice pope,"...

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