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Ambassador Sally Axworthy

An ambassador to the Vatican is visiting Rome’s most ancient churches this Lent

An ambassador to the Vatican is visiting 40 of Rome’s most ancient churches this Lent -- despite rain and pandemic... Read more

The Madonna Advocata icon in Rome’s Dominican Church of Santa Maria del Rosario on Monte Mario. Photo credits: Paul Badde.

St. Dominic entrusted this Marian icon to nuns in Rome 800 years ago

Eight hundred years ago, a barefoot St. Dominic carried an icon of the Virgin Mary across Rome to entrust the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Pontifical Scots College in 2016.

Scots College in Rome to change location in the city

The Scottish seminary in Rome is looking to relocate closer to the city center next year, after determining that needed... Read more

A table dedicated to Benedict XVI in his favorite Rome restaurant, Cantina Tirolese.

‘Flavors of home’: Benedict XVI’s favorite restaurant in Rome

Inside the cosy Cantina Tirolese in Rome, Benedict XVI knew he could always find “the flavors of home.”  Read more

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Vatican, Oct. 1, 2020. Photo

Pompeo and top Vatican diplomats have ‘respectful’ exchange of views on China

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Holy See’s top diplomats had a “respectful” exchange of views on... Read more

Cardinal Parolin speaks at a symposium organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome Sept. 30, 2020. Photo

Vatican diplomats: ‘political correctness’ is hindering religious freedom

While the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Church to speak out about human rights abuses in China... Read more

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a symposium in Rome Sept. 30, 2020. Photo

Pompeo: Nowhere is religious freedom more under assault than in China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Rome Wednesday that the Chinese government is the world’s worst persecutor of... Read more

Cardinal George Pell arrives in Rome Sept. 30, 2020.

Cardinal Pell arrives in Rome as financial scandal casts shadow over Vatican

Cardinal George Pell arrived in Rome Wednesday as financial scandals continue to cast a shadow over the Vatican.  Read more

University of Dallas students take part in a tour of Due Santi Campus in the Alban Hills outside of Rome. Photo

Two US Catholic colleges resume Rome study abroad programs

At a time when many universities in the U.S. are only offering online classes this fall, American students from two... Read more

A detail from a portrait of Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan.

Founder of Catholic religious order will be beatified in May

The Vatican has decreed that Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, founder of the Salvatorians, will be beatified May... Read more

Jean-Christophe Geiser performs at the International Organ Festival in the Pantheon Sept. 5, 2020.

Catholic priests kick off first international organ festival at Rome’s Pantheon

Under the nearly 2,000-year-old dome of Rome’s Pantheon and above the relics of early Christian martyrs, the melodies of Johann... Read more

Fr. César Izquierdo in front of the Gregorian University in Rome in June 2020. Courtesy photo.

Stuck in Italy: Washington priest trusts in God as he waits to begin U.S. ministry

New priest César Izquierdo knows God is calling him to serve the Catholic population of central Washington. And with his... Read more

Pope Francis prays in the Basilica of St. Augustine in Campo Marzio, Rome, which contains relics of St. Monica.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Rome’s Basilica of St. Augustine

Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the Basilica of St. Augustine on Thursday to pray at the tomb of... Read more

San Gioacchino.

This Roman church was a gift from Catholics around the world to Leo XIII

There are many Catholic churches in Rome, but few can boast of having been built through the contributions of Catholics... Read more

Gaelic script on the gates of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome, Italy.

Rome’s Irish College will not receive Irish seminarians next academic year

The trustees of the Pontifical Irish College decided last week that the national seminary in Rome will no longer host... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis praises sacrifices of Rome’s clergy amid pandemic

Pope Francis has praised Rome’s priests for remaining close to their flocks as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Italy.  Read more

Massimiliano Nanni in his reopened shop near the Vatican.

Catholic gift shops near Vatican struggle to reopen after coronavirus lockdown

Walking toward St. Peter’s Square, one sees sign after sign posted on the closed doors of religious gift shops and... Read more

Pro-life advocates participate in Rome's annual March for Life on May 20, 2017.

Canceled for COVID-19, Rome’s March for Life to ‘connect’ online

With restrictions still in place to control the transmission of the coronavirus, Rome’s annual pro-life march will take place online... Read more

Fr. Carlo Purgatorio celebrates the rooftop Mass in Rome.

Roman priest offers Easter Mass on church roof amid coronavirus

A pastor at a church in Rome offered Easter Mass from the roof of the church so nearby parishioners could... Read more

Crowds pray the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum with Pope Francis on Good Friday 2019.

Beauty, drama and pinpoint silence: Easter Triduum memories from Rome

As Christians reflect on the reality of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ during these three momentous days,... Read more