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Cardinal Marcello Semeraro remembers the 10 Polish Sisters of St. Elizabeth...

VATICAN CITY-- Beatifying 10 Polish nuns killed by Russian soldiers at the end of World War II, it is difficult not to think of...

Despite ‘steady trend of improvement,’ Vatican finance inspector Carmelo Barbagallo files...

VATICAN CITY-- The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said that more financial transactions flagged as suspicious in 2021 than in the previous year was an...

Vatican updates COVID-19 protocols, relaxes vaccine mandate, masking rules

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican updated its COVID-19 protocols, allowing most employees and visitors to enter Vatican City State without a vaccination certificate or...

Pope Francis sends well-wishes to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Platinum...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis sent well-wishes to Queen Elizabeth II as the reigning British monarch began the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of...

Pope Francis announces Bishop McElroy of San Diego among 21 new...

VATICAN CITY-- Pope Francis announced he will create 21 new cardinals Aug. 27, including 68-year-old Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego, California. The pope...

Pope Francis, U2’s Bono launch new Scholas educational initiative focused on...

ROME  -- Celebrating the launch of the Scholas International Educational Movement and its environmental project, Pope Francis encouraged young people, especially women, to lead...

Effort under way to have Dutch priest named a patron saint...

VATICAN CITY — Among the 10 men and women Pope Francis will proclaim as the Catholic Church's newest saints is a Dutch priest and...

Pope Francis returned to St. Peter’s Square for his first in-person...

VATICAN CITY -- The fourth commandment does not only imply honoring one's father and mother, but also the respect and care for the dignity...

Celebrating Easter Monday, Pope Francis welcomes more than 100,000 Italian youth...

VATICAN CITY -- Young people should not allow the darkness of fear to overwhelm them and instead allow the light of Easter to illuminate...

Pope Francis reveals he has not spoken directly to Russian President...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM MALTA -- Once again, Pope Francis avoided speaking directly about Russian President Vladimir Putin and instead focused on condemning...

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