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Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus on the solemnity of All Saints on Nov. 1, 2023.

On All Saints’ Day, Pope Francis says holiness is ‘a gift and a journey’

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

“Holiness is a gift of God, which we’ve received at baptism. And if we let it grow, it can completely... Read more

Detail of a mural showing Blessed Stanley Rother being welcomed into heaven at the new Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City.

What is the process for canonization? A guide for All Saints’ Day 

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On the day the Church celebrates the Church triumphant in heaven, we take a closer look at the formal process... Read more

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza.

How to bring peace to the world? Start with sacramental confession, cardinal says

Oct 31, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

We can take hope in the reconciliation, mercy, and peace of Christ in confession, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza said in a... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Sunday Angelus message to about 20,000 faithful in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 22, 2023.

Here is what Pope Francis is doing for the week of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days

Oct 31, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

At the Vatican, Pope Francis will mark this holy and significant season with prayer and two liturgies. Read more


Four ways to celebrate ‘Holywins’ with your family on the eve of All Saints

Oct 31, 2023

By ACI Prensa

The celebration of “Holywins” is an initiative that originated in Paris in 2002 with the aim of celebrating the eve... Read more

More than 2,400 contestants raced through Rome in the 14th annual All Saints’ Day 10K, the Corsa dei Santi (Race of the Saints), Nov. 1, 2022. Competitors ran the streets traversed by many saints over the centuries.

Competitors run in the footsteps of the saints in Vatican’s annual 10K race

Nov 5, 2022

By Alan Koppschall

The athletes, professional and amateur, ran by the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and other sites in the Eternal City in... Read more

Pope Francis led the Angelus for All Saints' Day from a window above St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis on All Saints’ Day: True happiness is found by following Jesus

Nov 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis gave a special Angelus address for the Catholic feast of All Saints’ Day. Read more


What to do about Halloween? Catholic moms – and an exorcist – weigh in

Oct 30, 2021

By Mary Farrow

As some Catholics see darker elements of some Halloween celebrations, parents often face similar dilemmas; what to do about Halloween? Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Nov. 1, 2020.

Pope Francis: The saints are 'authoritative witnesses of Christian hope'

Nov 1, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to follow the model of the saints, who pursued virtue... Read more

Pope Francis May 15, 2019.

The saints show that real people can be holy, Pope Francis says

Nov 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The saints were real people whose strength to face daily challenges came from the grace of Jesus Christ, showing that... Read more

Vatican official highlights confession on All Saints, All Souls Day

Oct 31, 2019

It is fitting for Catholics to go to confession on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and to pray... Read more

Pope Francis smiles during an encounter in St. Peter's Square Oct. 14, 2017.

Pope on All Saints' Day: Live for heaven, not the world

Nov 1, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

If a Christian wants to reach heaven, he or she should ask themselves if they are living for the pleasures... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis mourns victims in string of recent terror attacks

Nov 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

After nearly 40 people were killed in terrorist attacks this week in Somalia, New York and Afghanistan, Pope Francis voiced... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his May 31, 2017, general audience.

Pope: the saints weren't perfect, but they allowed God to touch their lives

Nov 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis marked All Saints' Day Wednesday saying the saints are honored not because they were perfect or did everything... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on June 24, 2015.

The saints stand out – because they're happy, Pope Francis says

Nov 1, 2016

By Elise Harris

The saints of the Church have many different qualities, but one thing that unites them all is a sense of... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Aug. 26, 2015.

Pope Francis on All Saints Day: Want to be holy? Do what Jesus did

Nov 1, 2015

The beatitudes are the most direct path toward happiness and holiness, Pope Francis said during Mass on All Saints Day.... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience June 24, 2015.

Saints are contagious examples of everyday holiness, Pope says

Nov 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said the mark of true holiness is living each day as a... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a homily on the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1, 2014.

Pope on All Saints Day: Beatitudes will lead us to God

Nov 1, 2014

During Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints at Rome’s Verano cemetery, Pope Francis exhorted believers to follow the way... Read more

Pope Francis prays before a statue of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 30, 2013.

Mary the center of heavenly host, Pope says on All Saints Day

Nov 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his Angelus address for the solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said that it is a joy to have... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Rome's Verano Cemetery Nov. 1.

Pope calls Feast of All Saints a 'day of hope'

Nov 3, 2013

Pope Francis offered Mass on All Saints’ Day at a Roman cemetery, preaching on the importance of hope in Christian... Read more