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Study shows coronavirus caused an increase in prayers and religious fervor...

ROME -- The uncertainty and restrictive measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic caused an increase in prayers and religious fervor in Italy,...

Sporting event shows values needed in pandemic aftermath, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY — Sports can offer a unique witness of unity that can build a “bridge of peace” between men and women of different...

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Look within for faces of...

VATICAN CITY -- The sad reality of people displaced within the borders of their own country, a crisis that has been ignored for far...

Amid coronavirus pandemic, nurses have given heroic example, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY — Marking International Nurses Day May 12, Pope Francis offered his early morning Mass for nurses who “carry out this profession which...

At Vatican Museums, new measures and protocols to ensure safety of...

ROME -- As Italian authorities prepare to slowly relax lockdown restrictions in the country, a Vatican City official said it will enact new measures...

Clericalism, wealth prevent one from knowing Christ, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY — Just like those who failed to recognize Jesus’ divinity, Christians can fall prey to “prejudiced attitudes” that ultimately become stumbling blocks...

Pope Francis expresses hope for COVID vaccine, supports interreligious ‘Prayer for...

VATICAN CITY -- Expressing his hopes for a vaccine against the coronavirus, Pope Francis also gave his support to an interreligious day of prayer...

Pope Francis says priests, doctors giving lives in pandemic are like...

VATICAN CITY -- Priests and doctors who gave their lives caring for the spiritual and physical well-being of others during the coronavirus pandemic are...

Knights of Malta grand master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre dies at...

VATICAN CITY-- Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre, who led the Knights of Malta following a tumultuous period of internal tensions and rocky relations with the...

Vatican releases book of Pope Francis’ homilies, prayers for ‘difficult times’

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican published a free downloadable book of Pope Francis’ prayers and homilies responding to the trial and suffering of the...

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