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A Missionary of Charity in Rome, Sept. 16, 2017.

Missionaries of Charity and 14 disabled children from Kabul arrive at Rome airport

Aug 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The children were residents of an orphanage founded by the sisters in 2006. Read more

Four pilgrims from Pelplin, northern Poland, arrive in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, July 14, 2021.

Polish Catholics arrive in Rome after 17-day cycling pilgrimage

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The group raised funds for a hospice. Read more

The March for Life in Rome, Italy, on May 22, 2021.

Bishop to Rome’s March for Life: Confront the culture of death with sound reason

May 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

On the eve of the march, Cardinal Raymond Burke presided over Eucharistic adoration. Read more

Cardinal George Pell at the annual Eucharistic procession at the Angelicum in Rome, May 13, 2021.

Cardinal Pell leads Eucharistic procession in Rome

May 13, 2021

The former Vatican finance czar led the annual procession at the Angelicum on May 13, Read more

The interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) in Rome, Italy

EU to showcase the European history of Rome’s Catholic churches

May 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Weekly walks to 26 of Rome’s churches with historic ties to European nations will take place in May and June. Read more

Ambassador Sally Axworthy

An ambassador to the Vatican is visiting Rome’s most ancient churches this Lent

Mar 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

An ambassador to the Vatican is visiting 40 of Rome’s most ancient churches this Lent -- despite rain and pandemic... Read more

The Madonna Advocata icon in Rome’s Dominican Church of Santa Maria del Rosario on Monte Mario. Photo credits: Paul Badde.

St. Dominic entrusted this Marian icon to nuns in Rome 800 years ago

Feb 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Eight hundred years ago, a barefoot St. Dominic carried an icon of the Virgin Mary across Rome to entrust the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Pontifical Scots College in 2016.

Scots College in Rome to change location in the city

Dec 7, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Scottish seminary in Rome is looking to relocate closer to the city center next year, after determining that needed... Read more

A table dedicated to Benedict XVI in his favorite Rome restaurant, Cantina Tirolese.

‘Flavors of home’: Benedict XVI’s favorite restaurant in Rome

Oct 3, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Inside the cosy Cantina Tirolese in Rome, Benedict XVI knew he could always find “the flavors of home.”  Read more

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Vatican, Oct. 1, 2020. Photo

Pompeo and top Vatican diplomats have ‘respectful’ exchange of views on China

Oct 1, 2020

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Holy See’s top diplomats had a “respectful” exchange of views on... Read more

Cardinal Parolin speaks at a symposium organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome Sept. 30, 2020. Photo

Vatican diplomats: ‘political correctness’ is hindering religious freedom

Oct 1, 2020

By Courtney Mares

While the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Church to speak out about human rights abuses in China... Read more

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a symposium in Rome Sept. 30, 2020. Photo

Pompeo: Nowhere is religious freedom more under assault than in China

Sep 30, 2020

By Courtney Mares

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Rome Wednesday that the Chinese government is the world’s worst persecutor of... Read more

Cardinal George Pell arrives in Rome Sept. 30, 2020.

Cardinal Pell arrives in Rome as financial scandal casts shadow over Vatican

Sep 30, 2020

Cardinal George Pell arrived in Rome Wednesday as financial scandals continue to cast a shadow over the Vatican.  Read more

University of Dallas students take part in a tour of Due Santi Campus in the Alban Hills outside of Rome. Photo

Two US Catholic colleges resume Rome study abroad programs

Sep 16, 2020

By Courtney Mares

At a time when many universities in the U.S. are only offering online classes this fall, American students from two... Read more

A detail from a portrait of Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan.

Founder of Catholic religious order will be beatified in May

Sep 8, 2020

The Vatican has decreed that Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, founder of the Salvatorians, will be beatified May... Read more

Jean-Christophe Geiser performs at the International Organ Festival in the Pantheon Sept. 5, 2020.

Catholic priests kick off first international organ festival at Rome’s Pantheon

Sep 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Under the nearly 2,000-year-old dome of Rome’s Pantheon and above the relics of early Christian martyrs, the melodies of Johann... Read more

Fr. César Izquierdo in front of the Gregorian University in Rome in June 2020. Courtesy photo.

Stuck in Italy: Washington priest trusts in God as he waits to begin U.S. ministry

Sep 8, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

New priest César Izquierdo knows God is calling him to serve the Catholic population of central Washington. And with his... Read more

Pope Francis prays in the Basilica of St. Augustine in Campo Marzio, Rome, which contains relics of St. Monica.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Rome’s Basilica of St. Augustine

Aug 28, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the Basilica of St. Augustine on Thursday to pray at the tomb of... Read more

San Gioacchino.

This Roman church was a gift from Catholics around the world to Leo XIII

Jul 22, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

There are many Catholic churches in Rome, but few can boast of having been built through the contributions of Catholics... Read more

Gaelic script on the gates of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome, Italy.

Rome’s Irish College will not receive Irish seminarians next academic year

Jun 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The trustees of the Pontifical Irish College decided last week that the national seminary in Rome will no longer host... Read more