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In continuation of teaching on Gospel nonviolence, Pope Francis calls for...

VATICAN CITY — Modern popes have been clear voices for peace, but Pope Francis is moving closer to a broad embrace of nonviolence and...

‘You are needed,’ Pope Francis tells grandparents, all elderly people

VATICAN CITY — Writing to his peers, Catholics who have reached a venerable age like he has, Pope Francis told older Catholics that God...

Vatican, Italian media conclude U.S. bishops’ debate on Eucharist is directly...

ROME (CNS) -- While the U.S. bishops authorized the drafting of a teaching document on the Eucharist and insisted its planned section on "eucharistic...

Pope Francis: Find hope in this world by following the messages...

VATICAN CITY -- For those who learn to look carefully, the world is filled with signs of God's presence, and noticing those signs is...

Italian bishop will visit Congregation for Clergy on behalf of Pope...

VATICAN CITY — As he did before naming a new prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Pope Francis has asked...

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx offers resignation, citing ‘systemic failures’ in handling...

VATICAN CITY  -- German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, 67, has submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, saying that bishops must begin...

Canon law on clergy sexual abuse crimes, punishments promulgated by Pope...

VATICAN CITY — A series of laws and procedures promulgated by now-retired Pope Benedict XVI and, especially, by Pope Francis to protect children, promote...

Pope Francis to conclude rosary marathon with prayers that Mary undo...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will conclude the Catholic Church’s monthlong rosary marathon with special prayers to Mary, Undoer of Knots, one of his...

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry speaks at Pontifical Academy for Sciences,...

VATICAN CITY -- John Kerry, U.S. President Joe Biden's special envoy for climate, gave a keynote address at a closed-door meeting of the Pontifical...

On 40th anniversary of assassination attempt on St. John Paul, Polish...

VATICAN CITY — An elderly man stood alone in St. Peter’s Square May 13, using his wooden rosary beads to pray by a simple...

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