Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was convicted on several counts of embezzlement of Vatican funds on Dec. 16, presided over a Mass in Ozieri, Italy, Dec. 31.
Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández maintained that the Vatican’s recent declaration on same-sex blessings was “clear and definitive about marriage and sexuality.”
The Diocese of Livorno in Tuscany issued a decree on Jan. 1 notifying Catholics that Father Ramon Guidetti “publicly committed a schismatic act.”
In life’s worst moments, never forget that Jesus is beside you, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
The Vatican has announced an art competition in which your paintings can be displayed inside of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Pope Francis shared a message in his Christmas homily for anyone who may be feeling sad or discouraged.
The pope asked people to think of which lonely or needy people could be comforted by their friendship during the Christmas season.
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski will spend Christmas in Jerusalem, where he will join the local Christian community in praying for peace.
A 24-year-old student opened fire in the university’s philosophy department building after first killing his father outside of Prague. The gunman then killed himself.
“Let us remain vigilant against rigid ideological positions that often ... separate us from reality and prevent us from moving forward,” Pope Francis said.
Five other defendants in the "Trial of the Century" received similar sentences.
The shutdown, which must take place within one year, is “due to serious problems concerning the exercise of authority and the way of living together.”
The Vatican’s doctrine office published a letter on Thursday confirming that single mothers can receive Communion after going to confession.
In a decree signed Dec. 14, Pope Francis authorized the beatification of Ana de Lobera y Torres, better known by her religious name Sister Ana de Jesús.
Pope Francis has said that he wants to be buried in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome because of his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Pope Francis prayed in front of a statue of the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Spanish Steps, which sits atop a nearly 40-foot-high column.
The event was inspired by a 9-year-old boy named Alessandro, who proposed the idea to the pope to have an international event for younger children.
The pope seemed to show improvement Thursday by reading out his speeches during his various meetings on Dec. 7.
The pope’s Council of Cardinals has been discussing the role of women in the Church since February 2022.
The new head of the Vatican’s doctrine office gave a homily this week in which he encouraged Catholics to be ready to be transformed by the Lord.