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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: The Gospel opens every culture to greater freedom in Christ

Oct 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was speaking at his weekly general audience. Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

John Paul I, ‘the smiling pope,’ to be beatified after miracle approved by Pope Francis

Oct 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘The smiling pope’ died unexpectedly after just 33 days in office. Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow.

Pope Francis encourages Catholics in Russia to witness to the Gospel

Oct 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

As the Soviet Union was disintegrating 30 years ago, St. John Paul II appointed apostolic administrators for the pastoral care... Read more

Msgr. Diego Ravelli in 2015/

Pope Francis names master of ceremonies for Vatican papal liturgies

Oct 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Diego Ravelli was also named head of the pope’s Sistine Chapel Choir. Read more

Missionary of Charity sister prays the rosary.

How to pray the rosary more deeply

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is interesting that in her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and other locations, the Mother of God repeatedly recommends praying... Read more

Pope Francis greets the recently freed Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis greets Colombian nun freed 4 years after kidnapping by Islamists in Mali

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti was kidnapped in 2017. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis at the Angelus: ‘Is your faith tired and do you want to reinvigorate it?’

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope outlined a three-step process for personal renewal. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica opening the worldwide synodal path, Oct. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis launches 2-year synodal path with call to ‘encounter, listen, and discern’

Oct 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality will last from October 2021 to April 2022. Read more

Pope Francis meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Vatican, Oct. 9, 2021

Pope Francis and Nancy Pelosi meet at the Vatican

Oct 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

The House Speaker was in Rome for the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in a moment of reflection for the opening of the synodal path at the Vatican’s New Synod Hall, Oct. 9, 2021.

Pope Francis: Path to 2023 Synod on Synodality faces 3 ‘risks’

Oct 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

The two-year process leading to the synod formally opens this weekend. Read more

Nancy Pelosi in the Vatican with Cardinal Turkson

Nancy Pelosi discusses environment, migration, and human rights at Vatican

Oct 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The House Speaker met with leaders of the Vatican’s social development office. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2021.

Vatican indicates Pope Francis will not attend UN climate summit in Glasgow

Oct 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican’s delegation will be led by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Read more

St. Bartolo Longo

How a sworn Satanist became the apostle of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii (Italy) was founded by a former Satanist "priest" now... Read more

A stained-glass window by Lucien Bégule depicting St. Irenaeus at the Church of St, Irenaeus in Lyon, France.

Pope Francis to declare St. Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church with title ‘Doctor of Unity’

Oct 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

St. Irenaeus is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Read more

Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis launches ecology degree course at pontifical university

Oct 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation. Read more

An original manuscript from the Vatican Apostolic Library.

A 1,200-year-old Vatican Library manuscript is on display at Dubai Expo

Oct 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Dubai Expo is the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East Read more

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy Oct. 4, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis creates new Vatican foundation for Catholic hospitals facing financial difficulties

Oct 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The foundation for Catholic healthcare will support institutions worldwide. Read more

The first hearing of the abuse trial takes place at the Vatican court Oct. 14, 2020.

Vatican abuse trial: Court clears former altar boy and ex-youth seminary rector of crimes

Oct 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican tribunal ruling came at the end of a year-long trial. Read more

Pope Francis prays with French bishops before his general audience, Oct. 6, 2021, in the wake of a devastating abuse report.

‘This is a moment of shame’: Pope Francis expresses sorrow at French abuse report

Oct 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The report estimated that 216,000 children were abused by priests and religious over 70 years. Read more