Archive for May 5, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Archdiocese of Luanda.?w=200&h=150

By João Vissesse

Angola archdiocese announces monthly Eucharistic adoration ahead of Church’s 2025 Jubilee

Eucharistic adoration facilitates “a true encounter with Christ,” said Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Luanda, Angola. Read more

In an aerial view, the cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024, in Baltimore.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina

Special remembrance of Baltimore bridge collapse victims to take place on National Maritime Day

Bishop Brendan Cahill is inviting Catholics throughout the United States to join the “National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for... Read more

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III exits the Aedicule of the Holy Sepulcher on May 4, 2024, in Jerusalem, showing the faithful the two candles just lit from the oil lamp that is believed to have been miraculously ignited inside Jesus' tomb.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

‘Holy Fire’ ceremony at Jesus’ tomb marks beginning of Orthodox Easter celebrations

Though its authenticity is disputed, the “Holy Fire” refers to a flame of purported divine origin that ignites inside Jesus’... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered at St. Peter's Square on May 5, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Let us thank the Lord for our friends

The pope reflected on the gift of friendship during his Regina Caeli address on May 5. Read more

Swiss Guard cadets prepare their armor in the guards' barracks at the Vatican on April 30, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

An afternoon with the new Swiss Guards: Preparing for a mission of faith and service 

When the newest Swiss Guards are sworn in May 6, they will pledge to “faithfully, loyally, and honorably” serve the... Read more