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French Dominican priest Fr. Marie-Etienne Vayssière (1864-1940).

French Catholic bishops open beatification cause of Dominican priest

Fr. Marie-Étienne Vayssière (1864-1940) is a little-known but quietly influential figure. Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

Cardinal O’Malley: We must be vigilant in supporting survivors of sexual abuse

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has urged religious leaders to be vigilant in preventing child sexual abuse and supporting survivors in healing Read more

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012.

Cardinal Nichols leads Catholic community in mourning death of Prince Philip at age 99

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led the Catholic community in mourning the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband. Read more

The Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Novgorod, Russia.

Russian authorities return church to Catholic community after 25-year wait

Authorities in Russia have returned a church to the Catholic community after a 25-year wait. Read more

Friar Benet’s Kitchen in Canning Town, East London, England.

‘It’s a beautiful thing’: Meet the friars feeding the hungry during the pandemic

In London, England, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are continuing to feed the hungry despite the challenges of the... Read more

Staircase at the Vatican Museums on Nov. 12, 2015.

Vatican Museums to reopen with strict new measures in May

The Vatican Museums are planning to reopen to the public next month with strict new COVID-19 measures. Read more

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

Pope Francis calls for global COVID-19 recovery plan in message to World Bank and IMF

Pope Francis said there is “an urgent need” for a plan that can “create new or regenerate existing institutions, particularly... Read more

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis recalls nights spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth

Pope Francis has recalled “with emotion” his time spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth. Read more

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

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

Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more

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

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

Skulls identified as those of the Welsh Catholic martyrs Philip Evans and John Lloyd

Catholic martyrs’ bones identified almost 150 years after discovery in an attic

Two skulls were discovered in an attic in Wales in 1878. Researchers believe they have now identified them as belonging... 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.

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

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Jan. 13, 2015.

Cardinal Ranjith leads Sri Lankan Catholics in prayer for justice two years after Easter bombing

More than 260 people died and over 500 were injured in suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019. Read more

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lithuanian Catholic archbishop: We must ‘carry the banner of Divine Mercy out to the world’

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius believes that his country has a “big message” for the world. Read more

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

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.

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

Hans Küng receives an honorary degree from the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 27, 2011.

Controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng dies at age 93

The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng has died at the age of 93. 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