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Pope Francis tells people of Iraq in video message ‘I will...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis told the people of Iraq he was going to their country as a "penitential pilgrim," asking God's forgiveness for...

Pope Francis sees Iraq trip as sign of love, according to...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and his aides are well aware of the security and health risks involved with his planned trip to Iraq,...

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI talks about his resignation: ‘It was a...

VATICAN CITY  -- Although it took obvious effort to pronounce each word and sometimes his secretary repeated what he said to make it clear,...

Iraq trip has dual focus for Pope Francis: Honoring suffering, building...

VATICAN CITY -- Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing security concerns, Pope Francis is determined to visit Iraq to pay homage to Christian and...

Iraqi announces increased COVID-19 restrictions as it prepares for scheduled March...

VATICAN CITY -- Two days after the Iraqi government announced stringent COVID-19 precautions, including the closure of mosques and churches "until further notice," the...

Pope Francis: Lent is ‘a time for renewing faith, hope and...

VATICAN CITY  -- As Christians pray, fast and give alms during Lent, they also should consider giving a smile and offering a kind word...

Pope Francis plans to pass on walk, ancient Rome tradition this...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 17 in St. Peter's Basilica rather than making the traditional walk from the...

Pope Francis advice to musicians: Use the silence of pandemic to...

VATICAN CITY  -- While protocols to slow the COVID-19 pandemic have silenced many concert halls and restricted the use of congregational singing in many...

Catholic church in U.S. ‘alive, vivacious;’ press must avoid ‘disinformation,’ other...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said that unless there is a serious new wave of COVID-19 infections in Iraq, he has every intention of...

Jesuits to examine spiritual, practical implications of vow of poverty

VATICAN CITY — Many Catholics look at religious orders of men or women and wonder what their vow of poverty means. After all, the...

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