The Holy See Press Office said Pope Francis established the diocese on April 20, 2023, “in the desire to promote the pastoral care of the Lord’s flock.”
Two suspects described as members of the Islamic State group have been arrested following the shooting at Santa Maria Church in Istanbul’s Sariyer district.
Pope Francis encouraged people to learn how to “say ‘no’ to the temptations of evil before they creep into the soul” by invoking the name of Jesus.
Bishop Massimiliano Palinuro, the apostolic vicar of Istanbul, told EWTN News on Jan. 28 that a parishioner was killed “during the consecration.”
Journalists accredited to the Holy See Press Office met the pope in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Jan. 22.
Armed gunmen took the religious sisters hostage in Port-au-Prince on Friday during a bus hijacking.
In his Angelus address, the pope said that a Year of Prayer starting Jan. 21 will be “a year dedicated to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer.”
Speaking of the “immense power” that the word of God can unleash in people’s lives, Pope Francis encouraged us to always “have the Gospel within easy reach.”
Vietnam has one of the largest Catholic populations among countries never visited by a pope. Pope Francis is keen to visit the Southeast Asian country.
On the feast of the co-patron saint of animals, the Vatican welcomed animals large and small to be blessed by Cardinal Mauro Gambetti.
Pope Francis amended the Vatican’s financial regulations on Tuesday, enshrining a spending limit into law.
Pope Francis appeared on Italy’s most popular prime-time talk show on Sunday night where the pontiff shared how he hopes that hell is “empty.”
Pope Francis responded publicly to questions about the Vatican’s declaration on blessings for same-sex couples for the first time in a television interview on Sunday night.
Speaking at the end of his Angelus address, the pope urged people to pray for all who are suffering due to “the cruelty of war.”
The Vatican announced on Thursday that the soaring baldacchino over the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica will undergo a major restoration.
Pope Francis has confirmed a new head of the Syro-Malabar Church, the largest Eastern Catholic church in India.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna said that the Church should learn from the Eastern Churches, which allow married men the option to get ordained to the priesthood.
Pope Francis called surrogacy “deplorable” and called for a global ban on the exploitative practice of “so-called surrogate motherhood.”
Speaking from the window of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the pope said Jan. 7 that the anniversary of one’s baptism should be celebrated each year “like a birthday.”
On the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the pope baptized 16 babies and presided over Mass beneath Michelangelo’s frescoes.