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Put the phone away and communicate with each other, Pope Francis...

VATICAN CITY-- Pope Francis prayed that people all over the world would end 2019 "in peace, peace in their hearts," and that families would...

Rehoboth Beach town officials violate First Amendment with ban of festive...

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.-- City officials in Rehoboth Beach are violating a Catholic group's constitutional right to free exercise of religion by banning its Nativity...

Pope Francis commemorates 50 years as priest by presenting writings of...

ROME -- As part of the celebrations for his 50th anniversary of priesthood, Pope Francis chose to personally present a multi-volume collection of writings...

Pope Francis prays for Albania after earthquake leaves dozens dead

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. "I would like...

Christmas provides chance to pray, offer evangelization — Richard Doerflinger

Is it my imagination, or has the Christmas shopping season (or "holiday shopping season") extended itself by another few weeks? What we used to call...

‘Frozen II’ is back to win over its Disney movie viewers

NEW YORK -- Both the filmmakers and the central voice cast of the much-loved 2013 original are reunited in "Frozen II" (Disney). They deliver...

Diocese of Albany mourns loss of longtime priest who died in...

ALBANY, N.Y.-- A longtime priest of the Diocese of Albany, died tragically Oct. 31, when he was caught was caught up in flash flooding...

Synod of Bishops calls for more church roles for women, but...

VATICAN CITY -- Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon asked that women be given leadership roles in the Catholic Church, although...

With new decree, Pope Francis makes Vatican Secret Archives no longer...

VATICAN CITY -- Citing the negative misinterpretations that the word "secret" implies, Pope Francis has changed the name of the Vatican Secret Archives to...

Pope Francis hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to run court system at Vatican

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has appointed a retired anti-Mafia prosecutor to head the Vatican City State's judicial system. Giuseppe Pignatone, 70, was named Oct....

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