Emanuela Orlandi, the teenage daughter of an envoy of the Prefecture of the Papal Household, disappeared June 22, 1983, after leaving for a music lesson.
The pope will visit the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city Dec. 1–3 where he will give a speech and meet world leaders.
The pope said that violence against women must be “eliminated from its roots” — namely prejudiced ideas that see people as “objects.”
Pope Francis approved a miracle on Wednesday attributed to Argentine Cardinal Eduardo Pironio, paving the way for his beatification.
HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday that it will publish the pope’s book, “Life, My Story Through History,” in the spring of 2024.
Bambino Gesù hospital has offered to treat 8-month-old Indi Gregory after a British court ruled that she be removed from life support against her parents’ wishes.
A new documentary on Catholic religious life will be shown in movie theaters across the U.S. for a one-night release on Nov. 2.
Much remains unclear about what concretely will take place in the year leading up to the second and final Synod on Synodality assembly in October 2024.
At the Synod on Synodality’s closing Mass, Pope Francis said that God’s love cannot be confined “to our own agenda.”
The document proposes a “synodal Church” that implements synodality throughout Church governance, theology, mission, and discernment of doctrine.
Invoking the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy, Pope Francis implored her in St. Peter’s Basilica to “intercede for our world.”
The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has decided to lift the statute of limitations in the case of Father Marko Rupnik.
Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost noted that the Catholic Church is not a mirror image of society and “needs to be different.”
Pope Francis denounced clericalism and called it a “scandal” to see young priests buying lace vestments at tailor shops in a strongly-worded speech.
Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Maung Bo described the Synod of Synodality as “a long march of hope for all humanity” during a Mass on Monday.
“These 11 months will be like a pregnancy,” Father Timothy Radcliffe told the synod delegates. “We, my brothers and sisters, are pregnant with new life.”
“We’ve got to be careful about blaming everything — all our opinions, our interests, lobbies, and factions — putting all that on the Holy Spirit,” he said.
Ireland’s President Michael Higgins in a Vatican ceremony on Oct. 19 paid tribute to O’Flaherty, an Irish priest who hid Italian Jews from the Nazis.
“If there is a person living in sin and we tell this person, ‘Everything is all right with you, it’s OK, go ahead,’ we do harm,” the prelate said.
Archbishop Gintaras Grušas also noted how St. Luke’s Gospel “highlights the important role of women in the life of the Church and in announcing the Good News.”