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Pope Francis with the volunteers helping vaccinate people in need at the Vatican April 2, 2021.

Pope Francis visits Vatican vaccination center

Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need... Read more

Archbishop Francesco Giovanni Brugnaro of Camerino-San Severino Marche and Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski purchase food from small farmers. Photo courtesy of the Holy See Press Office.

Vatican 'goes shopping' in Italy earthquake zones to help local economy

In a bid to help local economies in the zones ravaged by several major earthquakes in 2016 recover, the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis at the Jubilee Audience in St. Peter's Square on April 9, 2016.

Papal pizza? Rome's homeless get a special treat from Francis

As summer temperatures soar in Rome, a trip to the beach and pizza dinner may sound like an ideal way... Read more

Mobility scooter.

A scooter from Pope Francis – elderly couple receives gift of mobility

An elderly couple with disabilities on the outskirts of Rome now has an electric scooter, thanks to a gift from... Read more

Ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Oct. 29, 2014.

Vatican invites 150 homeless for dinner, private tour of Sistine Chapel

In addition to food, umbrellas, sleeping bags, showers and haircuts, the Vatican is now offering Rome’s homeless the gift of... Read more

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner.

Papal almoner celebrates funeral for homeless man

Vatican officials held a funeral Mass on Jan. 10 for Alexander Pawlewski, a beggar who was often seen on the... Read more

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner.

Franciscan reform seen in Papal Charities office appointment

Pope Francis' Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out... Read more