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In World Youth Day 2021 message, Pope Francis tells young...

VATICAN CITY -- The world needs prophets and true witnesses of hope in a time of uncertainty and trial, Pope Francis told Catholic young...

European bishops say collegiality, synodality needed to face challenges

VATICAN CITY — Heads of several bishops’ conferences and councils around the world called for greater collegiality and communion among bishops to confront the...

Pope Francis to Passionists at international congress: Christ’s cross an invitation...

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus' death on the cross calls Christians to focus on helping the vulnerable rather than defending contentious agendas, Pope Francis said. In...

Pope Francis concludes visit to Slovakia saying faith must identify with...

ŠAŠTIN, Slovakia — The world needs Christians who are “signs of contradiction,” who demonstrate the beauty of the Gospel rather than hostility toward others,...

Bishops must handle communion disputes as shepherds, not with censures, Pope...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM SLOVAKIA — The debate about denying Communion to politicians who support abortion must be handled in a pastoral way,...

The church is their home, Pope Francis reminds Slovakian community, young...

KOŠICE, Slovakia — Pope Francis made sure that while the world often disregards the young and the marginalized, in the Catholic Church, “no one...

At Slovakian liturgy, Pope Francis says Christianity without the cross is...

PREŠOV, Slovakia — Falling into the temptation of rejecting the cross and choosing a triumphalist form of Christianity leads to a faith that is...

Pope Francis in Slovakia: ‘Condemn all violence and every form of...

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- The violence of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed against the Jewish people are tantamount to blasphemy, Pope Francis said. "The divine...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Spanish Bishop Xavier Novell Goma, who...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Spanish bishop who had made controversial statements in favor of Catalan independence. The Vatican announced...

Caritas, other charitable organizations suspend operations in lieu of Taliban takeover...

VATICAN CITY -- Caritas Italy announced the suspension of charitable activities in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban's takeover of the country. In a...

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