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Pope Francis in Ecuador in 2015.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ecuador to host International Eucharistic Congress in 2024

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis had designated the Archdiocese of Quito in Ecuador the host of the 2024... Read more

Sr. Annelvira Ossoli, Sr. Vitarosa Zorza, and Sr. Danielangela Sorti, whose heroic virtues were recognized March 18, 2021. Credit: Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Sainthood causes of three more religious sisters who died in Ebola outbreak advance

Among the seven clerics and religious whose heroic virtues were recognized by the Vatican on Thursday are three Italian religious... Read more

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.

Pope Francis: Our Lady of Knock brings a message of hope

Pope Francis said that Our Lady of Knock exemplifies the importance of prayer and hope as he officially designated Knock... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Amoris laetitia year: Pope Francis says Church must defend the family

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to support and defend families by making an effort to be close to them in... Read more

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis prays St. Joseph will help young adults find their vocations

Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help... Read more

A lifesize statue of Blessed Carlo Acutis created by Matteo and Daniela Perathoner

Pope Francis blesses Carlo Acutis statue for orphanage in Egypt

Pope Francis has blessed a statue of Carlo Acutis, the first millennial to be beatified, which will be sent to... Read more

A lifesize statue of Blessed Carlo Acutis created by Matteo and Daniela Perathoner

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis blesses Carlo Acutis statue for orphanage in Egypt

Pope Francis has blessed a statue of Carlo Acutis, the first millennial to be beatified, which will be sent to... Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”

By Hannah Brockhaus

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

Swiss Franciscan Conventual Friar Léon Veuthey (1896-1974)

Sainthood cause advances of priest called ‘supernatural man’ by St. Maximilian Kolbe

The sainthood cause of a Swiss priest whose “supernatural conceptions” made an impression on St. Maximilian Kolbe has advanced, along... Read more

Swiss Franciscan Conventual Friar Léon Veuthey (1896-1974)

Sainthood cause advances of priest called ‘supernatural man’ by St. Maximilian Kolbe

The sainthood cause of a Swiss priest whose “supernatural conceptions” made an impression on St. Maximilian Kolbe has advanced, along... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Belgian Pontifical College in Rome March 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis invites priests to learn from St. Joseph’s fatherhood

Pope Francis has invited Catholic priests to rediscover St. Joseph and learn from his fatherhood during the year dedicated to... Read more

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

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican abuse trial: Victim alleges 6 years of abuse by older student

The alleged victim in a trial concerning a Vatican youth seminary has testified that he was sexually assaulted over a... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

Cardinal Farrell: Blessings are for marriage, but Church’s pastoral life is for all

The Church’s pastoral life is open to all people, but blessings are reserved for couples who are married according to... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis writes to embattled ecumenical community

Pope Francis has sent a letter to an ecumenical community experiencing “a severe trial,” encouraging the group to “persevere in... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace March 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: ‘I too kneel on the streets of Myanmar and say stop the violence’

At today’s general audience, Pope Francis made an emotional appeal for an end to violence against protesters in Burma. Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship in the auletta of the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Feb. 14, 2019.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Visitation at Vatican’s liturgy office before Cardinal Sarah’s successor announced

An Italian bishop is carrying out a visitation at the Vatican’s liturgy office less than a month after Cardinal Robert... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

By CNA Staff

Questions continue over decree ending private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

After the Vatican Secretariat of State issued a decree on March 12 banning the practice of private Masses in the... Read more

The Lateran Palace in Rome.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis designates Lateran Palace a museum and cultural site

Pope Francis on Tuesday said the Lateran Palace, the former centuries-long papal residence located in southeast Rome, should now be... Read more