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Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio (1920-1998).

Pope Francis recognizes miracle attributed to Argentine Cardinal Pironio

Nov 8, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis approved a miracle on Wednesday attributed to Argentine Cardinal Eduardo Pironio, paving the way for his beatification. Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at his general audience on Nov. 8, 2023.

Pope Francis: Secularized world is ‘invitation to communicate the joy of the Gospel’

Nov 8, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis on Wednesday drew upon the example of Venerable Servant of God Madeleine Delbrêl as a testament to conversion... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with the Conference of European Rabbis at the Vatican on Nov. 6, 2023.

Pope Francis keeps busy schedule despite feeling ‘not well’

Nov 6, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis is continuing to keep a full schedule even as the Holy Father said he was not feeling well... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus, Nov. 5, 2023.

Pope Francis warns against ‘duplicity of heart’ at Sunday Angelus

Nov 5, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

During the Sunday Angelus on Nov. 5, Pope Francis warned against living a double life, highlighting the dangers it presents... 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

Pope Francis visits the Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square following vespers on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2022.

Christmas 2023 at the Vatican: Nativity to recall St. Francis’ first-ever manger scene

Oct 30, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Christmas 2023 Nativity scene at the Vatican will evoke the first-ever live manger, the Vatican said Monday. Read more

Delegates vote to approve a synthesis report at the conclusion of the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 28, 2023.

Cardinal Hollerich: The openness of the Synod on Synodality ‘will change the Church’

Oct 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

At the conclusion of the Synod on Synodality, one of the meeting’s leaders said the freedom and openness experienced will... Read more

Pope Francis thanks the delegates at the conclusion of the 2023 Synod on Synodality.

Synod on Synodality 2023: Summary report calls for greater ‘co-responsibility’ in Church

Oct 28, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The Vatican’s nearly monthlong Synod on Synodality assembly concluded with members approving an ambitious text calling for greater “co-responsibility.” Read more

St. Philip Neri in levitation, fresco by unknown (1600 ca.) from Vallicella rooms of the saint, Chiesa Nuova, Rome.

St. Philip Neri, the ‘Apostle of Rome,’ is an example of Christian charity and zeal

May 26, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Deep in the catacombs, St. Philip Neri had his spiritual epiphany on the eve of Pentecost in 1544. Today, May... 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

Jan 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Pope Francis is seen leaving a record store in Rome, Jan. 11, 2022.

Why did Pope Francis visit a record store in Rome?

Jan 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A photo showing Pope Francis exiting a record store gained traction on social media Tuesday as people asked the question:... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2020

Pope Francis on New Year’s Eve: Jesus Christ gives meaning to our lives in joy and sorrow

Dec 31, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said to trust in Jesus Christ who "brings time to its fullness." Read more

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