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Giotto’s Nativity is projected on the facade of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Assisi in Advent: illuminated frescoes and a nurse in a nativity scene

Assisi unveiled a nativity scene Tuesday made of 50 figurines of shepherds, angels, and barn animals with a new addition... Read more

Pope Francis signs his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, on the altar before the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 3, 2020. Photo

Pope Francis signs new encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’ in Assisi

Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, Saturday during a visit to Assisi.  Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Carlo Acutis beatification will be a 17-day celebration in Assisi

Assisi is celebrating the beatification of computer programming teen Carlo Acutis in October with more than two weeks of liturgies... Read more

Pope Francis pictured in St. Peter’s Square, March 29, 2017.

Pope Francis to release new encyclical on Oct. 4

Pope Francis will release his new encyclical Oct. 4, the Vatican announced Wednesday.   Read more

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Aug. 2, 2020.

International pilgrims scarce as pandemic subsides in Italy

As life returns to normal in Italy, Catholic pilgrimage destinations are celebrating feasts publicly again. But, there’s one thing glaringly... Read more

Monastery of Franciscan order in Assisi.

Franciscans of Assisi report 18 coronavirus cases

While Assisi was largely sheltered from a major coronavirus outbreak during Italy’s lockdown, ten Franciscan friars and eight novices at... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Feb. 6, 2019.

Pope Francis invites young economists, entrepreneurs to Italy in 2020

Pope Francis has personally invited young economists and entrepreneurs to join him in Assisi, Italy, in 2020, to discuss how... Read more

Pope Francis prays in Assisi's Porziuncola, Aug. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis praises Assisi's new 'sanctuary of renunciation'

Pope Francis on Sunday thanked Assisi's bishop for creating a shrine dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi's divestiture, when he... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Assisi, Italy for the World Day of Prayer for Peace at the Sacred Convent, Sept. 20, 2016.

Peace requires us to do more than 'change the channel,' Pope Francis says

While in Assisi for an interreligious prayer gathering, Pope Francis cautioned against an indifference that ignores the suffering of others... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 3, 2016.

Pope Francis to visit Assisi again for interreligious summit

In September Pope Francis will make his second visit to Assisi in just two months for an interreligious summit for... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 3, 2016.

Will Pope Francis visit Assisi again this year? This imam says yes.

If a prominent imam is right, Pope Francis will visit Assisi Sept. 19 for a major international interreligious meeting.  Read more

Pope Francis prays in the Porziuncola in Assisi, Aug. 4, 2016.

At unplanned meeting, imam thanks Francis for his comments on Islam

During his visit to Assisi Thursday, Pope Francis had a brief, unscheduled meeting with the imam of Perugia, Abdel Qader... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Porziuncola in Assisi on Aug. 4, 2016.

Practicing forgiveness is our 'direct route' to heaven, Pope says

The path to heaven is through forgiveness and pardon of those who have offended us, just as we have received... Read more

Pope Francis gives an address during Divine Liturgy in Etchmiadzin Armenia, June 26, 2016.

Pope to mark Franciscan feast day with pilgrimage to Assisi

On Monday, it was announced that Pope Francis will make a private pilgrimage to Assisi early next month to celebrate... Read more

The body of St. Clare of Assisi is entombed above the main altar in the Basilica at Assisi, Italy.

Faithful drawn by accessibility of St. Clare, basilica priest reflects

The Aug. 11 Feast of Saint Clare is an occasion for the people of Assisi to show their devotion to... Read more