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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Santo Spirito in Sassia April 19, 2020.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to offer Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in church with St. Faustina’s relics

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis will offer Mass in a church containing the relics of both St. Faustina Kowalska... Read more

Br. Guy Consolmagno at the Vatican Observatory in Italy on Nov. 22, 2013.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican Observatory’s new website a launch pad to show the Catholic Church supports science

Br. Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the old website “was hardly ever visited.” Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Turkson marks World Health Day with call to rethink healthcare

Cardinal Peter Turkson has called for a rethink of healthcare in his message for this year’s World Health Day. Read more

Bishop-elect Daniel J. Felton of Duluth, Minnesota.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis names Green Bay vicar general Fr. Daniel Felton as next bishop of Duluth

The Diocese of Duluth has been without a bishop since the sudden death of Bishop Paul Sirba on Dec. 1,... Read more

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

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘There is no grief in the Church that is borne in solitude’

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis said that the communion of saints means that Christians are never alone in... Read more

Msgr. Robert Oliver, then secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, in Rome, July 11, 2019.

By Hannah Brockhaus

American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job

Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to pray for people risking lives to fight for fundamental rights

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics around the world to pray this month for people risking their lives by standing up... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis at the Regina Coeli: ‘Never tire of seeking the risen Christ’

At the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to “never tire of seeking the risen Christ.” Read more

Pope Francis with an icon of Christ during the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 4, 2021.

Full text: Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi blessing 2021

On Easter Sunday 2021, Pope Francis offered Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, he... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Easter: Christ’s wounds are the ‘seal of his love for us’

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the Easter fire in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021.

Full Text: Pope Francis’ homily for Easter Vigil at the Vatican

Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 3 at St. Peter's Basilica. Read more

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: 'The Risen Lord loves us without limits'

At Vatican's Easter Vigil Mass, Pope Francis said that Jesus’ love is without limits and always provides the grace to... Read more

Pope Francis presides at the Stations of the Cross outside St. Peter's Basilica, April 2, 2021.

Pope Francis leads Via Crucis seen through the eyes of children

Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross, featuring meditations prepared by children, at the Vatican on Good Friday evening. Read more

Pope Francis adores the crucifix during the Good Friday liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.

By CNA Staff

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa's homily at the Vatican's Good Friday liturgy

On Good Friday, Pope Francis celebrated the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord at the Altar of the Chair... Read more

Pope St. John Paul II.

By Jonah McKeown

The next hundred years of St. John Paul II’s legacy

Pope St. John Paul II— who would have turned 100 years old May 18— was a man of great humility,... Read more

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa preaches at the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Papal preacher on Good Friday: Political ideologies wound fraternity in the Catholic Church

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s... Read more

Pope Francis with the volunteers helping vaccinate people in need at the Vatican April 2, 2021.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis visits Vatican vaccination center

Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need... Read more

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019.

Report: Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday Mass with Cardinal Becciu

Italian media have reported that Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who resigned... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re presides at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in St. Peter’s Basilica, April 1, 2021.

Cardinal Re at Vatican Mass: ‘Holy Thursday reminds us how much we have been loved’

Holy Thursday evening reminds us how much God loves us, a Vatican cardinal has said at the Mass of the... Read more

Pope Francis offers the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 1, 2021.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis tells priests at Chrism Mass: ‘The cross is non-negotiable’

Pope Francis told priests at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican that “the cross is non-negotiable” when preaching the Gospel. Read more