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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

Pro-Francis posters go up in Rome, striking a different chord

Apr 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Just two months after Pope Francis faced intense backlash for his reforms when critical posters were plastered around Rome, a... Read more

Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit's 36th General Congregation.

Venezuelan Fr. Arturo Sosa elected as new head of Jesuit order

Oct 14, 2016

By Elise Harris

After several weeks of discussion and discernment, the Jesuit order has elected Fr. Arturo Sosa as their new Superior General,... Read more

EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw and Msgr. Dario Viganò, prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, celebrate the dedication of the EWTN News Rome Bureau, Sept. 29, 2016.

At the heart of the Church, EWTN launches new Rome office

Sep 29, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

The EWTN News Rome Bureau is now is just minutes from St. Peter’s Square, having launched its new office on... Read more

The Gammarelli store-front after the announcement of a consistory of cardinals in October, 2010.

Gammarelli legacy passes to sixth generation of papal tailors

Jul 15, 2016

By Elise Harris

For five generations the Gammarellis have dressed and shod the Vicar of Christ through their family business, Rome’s historic Ditta... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the parents of Beau Jordan Solomon July 6, 2016.

Pope Francis meets with parents of American student killed in Rome

Jul 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

After the tragic death of Beau Solomon in Rome late last week, Pope Francis met with the young student’s parents,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica June 29, 2016.

Prayer is the 'way out' of a closed heart and mind, Pope Francis says

Jun 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis gave 25 new archbishops the pallium, encouraging them to remain strong in prayer, which he said... Read more

Trevi fountain.

Trevi Fountain in Rome to be dyed red for Christian martyrs

Apr 20, 2016

On April 29, the Trevi Fountain, one of the most popular and emblematic tourist spots in Rome, will be dyed... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience on Nov. 29, 2014.

Pope Francis returns to Rome after a week of spiritual exercises

Mar 11, 2016

By Elise Harris

After spending a week outside Rome reflecting on key questions in the Gospel during their annual Lenten retreat, Pope Francis... Read more

In interfaith move, Pope Francis will visit Rome’s synagogue in January

Nov 17, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will soon become the third-ever Roman Pontiff to visit the Great Synagogue in... Read more

Derrick Yearout, far left, inside the Colosseum on a recent pilgrimage to Rome. Photo courtesy of Tanya Cangelosi.

Rome pilgrimage gives homeless man a new perspective on life

Nov 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

Derrick Yearout has come a long way from his homeless, drug-addicted days. After changing his life and getting off the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis' visit to Africa in November

Sep 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican today officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in November,... Read more

Curator Francesca Mezzano of Project 999, a street art project in Rome, Italy on April 10, 2015.

What happens when beautiful street art meets a Rome ghetto?

Apr 23, 2015

By Elise Harris, Jan Bentz

Street artists from 10 countries around the globe gathered in Rome and put their talents to use in creating an... Read more