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By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican dedicates May to global rosary ‘marathon’ for end of COVID-19

The month-long “prayer marathon” will involve 30 Catholic shrines worldwide Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis donates ventilators to Colombia after record number of COVID-19 deaths

More than 68,700 people have died from COVID-19 in Colombia since February 2020 Read more

The modern Bramante Staircase in the Vatican Museums, pictured Nov. 12, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

By Courtney Mares

‘Secrets of the Vatican Museums’ video series brings art masterpieces to YouTube

The museums themselves remain closed to the public due to the pandemic Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘We can all learn from the perseverance of the Russian pilgrim’

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to read the 19th-century Russian spiritual classic “The Way of a... Read more

Pope Francis ordains a priest in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ex-film director, soccer player to be ordained Catholic priests by Pope Francis on Sunday

Samuel Piermarini was offered a chance to sign for A.S. Roma’s youth team but felt a call to the priesthood Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015.

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis may soon appoint Cardinal Sarah's successor

The appointment of Robert Cardinal Sarah’s successor as prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of... Read more

ASL interpretation of Pope Francis’ Sunday Regina Coeli address on April 18, 2021.

Vatican sign language project brings Pope Francis’ words to all

Pope Francis’ Wednesday and Sunday speeches to the public will now be accessible in American Sign Language Read more

Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis applauds beatification of monks who died protecting the Eucharist

In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk with Pope Francis in 2020.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prays for peace as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise

“I follow with great concern the events in some areas of eastern Ukraine, where violations of the ceasefire have multiplied... Read more

Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU 'founding father' Robert Schuman

Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican... Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Benedict XVI turns 94 years old

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years... Read more

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019

By Courtney Mares

Vatican statement on Ramadan: 'Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope'

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan. Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

"I retain an optimism that leads me to believe that with due commitment we can rise again," Archbishop Paul Gallagher... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 7, 2021.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to Brazil's bishops: the Risen Christ is 'our strength, our unity'

Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Brazil’s bishops to be united to each other and to their faith in the risen... Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, conducted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, at the White House Jan. 21.

Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton to speak at Vatican health conference

Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, and Deepak Chopra are among the featured speakers at a Vatican conference being held in May... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin's video message to Climate Adaptation Summit Jan. 25, 2021. YouTube Screenshot.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Parolin: ‘War is the antithesis of fraternity’

Cardinal Parolin said Thursday “the huge sums of money and human resources allocated to armaments make us reflect.” Read more

The statue of St. Peter holding the keys, outside St. Peter's Basilica.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican’s saints office says it did not ask for money for beatification

“What was said is not true,” the undersecretary of the saints congregation wrote in an April 9 letter to the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is a great school of prayer’

Pope Francis said Wednesday that an essential task of the Church today is to teach people how to pray. Read more

Pope Francis and St. Teresa of Avila

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis hails St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood

Pope Francis has hailed St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood in a letter marking fifty... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner after Vatican-ordered investigations

Hoeppner, 71, was the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 norms on... Read more