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Pope Francis honors Holocaust victims on International Day of Commemoration

VATICAN CITY  -- Remembering the Holocaust and its victims is not only an act of solidarity but also serves as a warning to humanity...

Madrid explosion leaves young Spanish priest, parishioner dead

VATICAN CITY — A young priest ordained only six months ago was among the casualties of an explosion at a parish center in Madrid. The...

Pope Francis deplores ‘senseless act of brutality’ as dozens killed in...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis expressed his condolences to Iraqi President Barham Salih after two suicide bombings in Baghdad claimed the lives of dozens...

Pope Francis tells ambassador he’s on track to visit Argentina, Uruguay

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told Uruguay’s new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to...

Pope Francis, absent from year-end liturgy, submits remarks urging people to...

The notable absence of Pope Francis at the final liturgical celebration of 2020 in St. Peter's Basilica capped off a difficult year for the...

Pope Francis implores focus on family: ‘When an argument starts at...

As the fifth anniversary of his apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia" approaches, Pope Francis announced that the Catholic Church will dedicate more than a year...

Priests may celebrate four Masses on Christmas, feast days, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican decreed that priests can celebrate as many as four Masses on several important feast days, including Christmas, to accommodate...

Nativity scene is reminder of hope amid suffering, Pope Francis says...

VATICAN CITY -- The image of baby Jesus nestled in the manger is a much-needed reminder during the pandemic that God gives the world...

When in need, don’t be ashamed to pray, ‘the cry of...

VATICAN CITY -- Praying to God in times of joy and sorrow is a natural, human thing to do because it connects men and...

Date of World Youth Day changed to suit diocese’s needs, Vatican...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ decision to move the local celebrations of World Youth Day from Palm Sunday to the feast of Christ the...

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