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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the San Francisco for Unity prayer service against racism.

Archbishop Cordileone calls for ‘inoculation against racism’

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco last week condemned violence against Asian people in the United States, drawing comparisons between... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone calls for end to violence against Asian Americans

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Tuesday urged an end to violence against Asian people in the city and across... Read more

A statue of St. Junipero Serra, which was defaced and torn down by protesters Oct. 12, at Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael, California. Courtesy photo.

Archbishop Cordileone commends prosecution of Serra statue vandals for working justice

Amid calls from California activists to drop vandalism charges against five assailants who destroyed a statue of St. Junipero Serra... Read more

Rome, Italy - June 28, 2013: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, in Rome on June 28

San Francisco archbishop: State can't close churches, 'science' is on our side

Government officials cannot shut down religious services as “non-essential” during the pandemic—particularly when they are contradicting the “science” in doing... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Supreme Court rebukes California's strict coronavirus rules for churches

California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night,... Read more

Responding to pope’s call, Archbishop Cordileone supports ‘Year for the Homeless’

Following Pope Francis’ appeal to pray for the homeless deceased, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is supporting a local... Read more

The Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 23, 2021. Credit: Walk for Life West Coast.

Walk for Life West Coast draws thousands to San Francisco march

Despite pandemic restrictions, thousands of pro-life advocates showed their support at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco... Read more

Rome, Italy - June 28, 2013: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, in Rome on June 28

Archbishop Cordileone prays for Biden, states his support for USCCB president

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Wednesday stated his support for the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) president, who had noted... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a June 27 prayer service in Golden Gate Park.

Archbishop Cordileone: New COVID church closures violate right to worship

As surging COVID-19 cases lead to new restrictions in the San Francisco area, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said the treatment of... Read more

A statue of St. Junipero Serra, which was defaced and torn down by protesters Oct. 12, at Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael, California. Courtesy photo.

Archbishop Cordileone applauds prosecution of St. Junipero Serra statue vandalism

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco applauded the Marin County District Attorney for filing charges over the vandalism of a... Read more

A statue of St. Junipero Serra, which was defaced and torn down by protesters Oct. 12, at Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael, Calif. Courtesy photo.

San Francisco archbishop asks DA to prosecute Serra statue vandalism

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has asked the Marin County district attorney to prosecute those arrested after an Oct.... Read more

A Eucharistic procession held in San Francisco urging permission for greater attendance at Mass, Sept. 20, 2020.

San Francisco to allow up to 100 people at indoor worship services

The office of San Francisco's mayor announced Tuesday that places of worship will be permitted to hold services indoors at... Read more

Catholics in San Francisco walk with the Eucharist in a Sept. 20 procession.

Justice Department says San Francisco worship restrictions 'draconian'

The U.S. Department of Justice on Sept. 25 warned San Francisco officials that its current restrictions on public worship in... Read more

Rep. Nancy Pelosi addresses constituents in San Francisco, 2017.

Pelosi says she attended Mass in San Francisco church, despite city health order

After San Francisco’s archbishop called on the city to reopen churches for indoor Masses, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

San Francisco archbishop: Worshipers should be treated equally during the pandemic

The archbishop of San Francisco penned an op-ed in the Washington Post this week citing the First Amendment as he... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

SF archbishop: City’s worship restrictions show ‘callous unconcern’ for spiritual needs

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said Friday that the city’s current restrictions on public worship— which prohibit indoor services... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a June 27 prayer service in Golden Gate Park.

San Francisco archbishop calls on mayor to end 'excessive limits' on outdoor Mass

In a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed and other city officials, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Monday called on... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a June 27 prayer service in Golden Gate Park.

After St. Junípero Serra statue torn down, Archbishop Cordileone offers exorcism prayers

After a mob tore down statues, including a figure of St. Junípero Serra statue, in a San Francisco park, Archbishop... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

After St. Junipero Serra statue is torn down, San Francisco archbishop says protests being ‘hijacked’ by violence

After the toppling of a saint’s statue in San Francisco, the city’s archbishop said Saturday that important protests over racial... Read more

The dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, DC.

Our Lady unites the divided into the faithful, Cordileone says

Mary unites all of God’s children, sparking conversions among those of different faiths, said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco on... Read more