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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

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis praises sacrifices of Rome’s clergy amid pandemic

May 30, 2020

Pope Francis has praised Rome’s priests for remaining close to their flocks as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Italy.  Read more

Massimiliano Nanni in his reopened shop near the Vatican.

Catholic gift shops near Vatican struggle to reopen after coronavirus lockdown

May 28, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Walking toward St. Peter’s Square, one sees sign after sign posted on the closed doors of religious gift shops and... Read more

Pro-life advocates participate in Rome's annual March for Life on May 20, 2017.

Canceled for COVID-19, Rome’s March for Life to ‘connect’ online

May 21, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

With restrictions still in place to control the transmission of the coronavirus, Rome’s annual pro-life march will take place online... Read more

Fr. Carlo Purgatorio celebrates the rooftop Mass in Rome.

Roman priest offers Easter Mass on church roof amid coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A pastor at a church in Rome offered Easter Mass from the roof of the church so nearby parishioners could... Read more

Crowds pray the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum with Pope Francis on Good Friday 2019.

Beauty, drama and pinpoint silence: Easter Triduum memories from Rome

Apr 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

As Christians reflect on the reality of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ during these three momentous days,... Read more

Pope Francis visits Pilo Albertelli High School in Rome Dec. 20, 2019.

Pope Francis surprises high school students before Christmas break

Dec 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Friday made a surprise visit to a high school in Rome, where he spoke to about 800 students... Read more

Pope Francis prays in Basilica of St Bartholomew on Tiber Island April 22, 2017.

This Roman basilica is dedicated to 20th century martyrs

Jul 14, 2019

By Courtney Mares

On an island in Rome’s Tiber River, there is a basilica devoted to the Christian martyrs of the 20th century,... Read more

Chapel of the Madonna in Rome's Church of St. Benedict in Piscinula.

St. Benedict Church in Rome celebrates feast with 40 hour adoration vigil

Jul 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Before St. Benedict left for Subiaco, he studied in Rome, where today there is a little-known chapel built on the... Read more

The Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia has a side chapel dedicated to St. John Paul II.

Rome’s center of Divine Mercy established by St. John Paul II

Apr 28, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Located just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica, Santo Spirito in Sassia is Rome’s official Divine Mercy church.  Read more

Trevi fountain.

Caritas Rome will continue receiving Trevi Fountain coins, mayor clarifies

Jan 14, 2019

After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that coins scooped from the famous Trevi Fountain will... Read more

Young people pray at the Centro San Lorenzo in Rome.

The youth center at the center of the Church

Dec 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Though it sits just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica, it goes unseen by the thousands of people that pass by... Read more

Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rome.

How American seminarians in Rome celebrate Holy Week

Mar 30, 2018

By Elise Harris

For American seminarians at the Pontifical North American college in Rome, Holy Week liturgies take on new life and dimension,... Read more

Scala Santa (Holy Stairs) in Rome. Courtesy of Mountain Butorac.

'Holy Stairs' in Rome close for restoration

Jan 31, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ‘Scala Santa,’ or ‘Holy Stairs,’ which are believed to be stairs trod by Jesus on the day of his... Read more

Pope Francis during a Wednesday general audience in 2016.

When times are tough, turn to Jesus, Pope says

Jul 9, 2017

When life gets hard, Jesus especially invites us to turn to him, Pope Francis said.  Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

Charlie Gard will not be transferred to Vatican Hospital

Jul 4, 2017

The London hospital where Charlie Gard is living his last days has refused a transfer request from the Pediatric hospital... Read more

Bishop Angelo de Donatis at his Nov. 9, 2015 episcopal ordination in the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

Pope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome

May 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar... Read more

Melania and Ivanka Trump.

Here's the plan for Melania and Ivanka's day in Rome

May 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

When U.S. President Donald Trump stops in Rome for a meeting with Pope Francis Wednesday, both his wife Melania and... Read more

Pro-life advocates participate in Rome's annual March for Life on May 20, 2017.

Rome hosts annual March for Life

May 20, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Held this year on May 20, Rome’s seventh annual March for Life was a chance for pro-life advocates of any... Read more