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Pope Francis prays for war in Ukraine to end

VATICAN CITY — Asking God to forgive all people tempted by violence, Pope Francis prayed for an end to the war in Ukraine and...

Pope Francis meets with Vatican state tribunal for the official opening...

VATICAN CITY -- Financial and judicial reforms are meant not only to bring the Vatican up to date with international standards of transparency but...

Two cardinals arrive in Ukraine, Hungary on mission of hope

VATICAN CITY — Two cardinals arrived at separate destinations on one mission entrusted to them by Pope Francis: to bring relief, hope and encouragement...

Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Parolin voices concerns about the war...

VATICAN CITY -- In a telephone call with Russia's foreign minister, the Vatican secretary of state "conveyed Pope Francis' deep concern about the ongoing...

Pope Francis ‘deeply grateful’ to Poland for welcoming Ukrainian refugees

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis praised Poland's welcoming of refugees escaping the violence of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "You were the first to support Ukraine,...

Vatican releases Pope Francis’ schedule for his trip to Malta April...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' April visit to Malta, while brief, will include stops at three cities and an island, as well as meetings...

Pope Francis calls for renewal of alliance between young and old...

VATICAN CITY — The elderly, who are often cast aside, are a treasure trove of wisdom that can help one discover the true meaning...

World Day for Consecrated Life celebrated around the world — Photo...

VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit, and not the need for recognition, must be the primary motivation in one's religious life, Pope Francis told...

Pope Francis tells religious, consecrated women to fight when treated unfairly

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis encouraged religious sisters and consecrated women to continue to show courage amid difficulties, even if it means pushing back...

Pope Francis officially declares St. Irenaeus of Lyon a Doctor of...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis officially has declared St. Irenaeus of Lyon a doctor of the church. In a decree released by the Vatican Jan....

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