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Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience on May 7, 2014.

'Backbiting' communities don’t help evangelization – unity does

Nov 22, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis said that divisions among Christians are a stumbling block to evangelization, and encouraged members of the Church to... Read more

Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim and her child Maya at the Vatican's Santa Marta residence, July 24, 2014.

Meriam Ibrahim lands in Rome, meets with Pope Francis

Jul 24, 2014

By Elise Harris

A Sudanese woman spared of a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith arrived in Rome with her... Read more

Archbishop Leonard Blair speaks with CNA following his reception of the pallium June 29, 2014.

Hartford archbishop: receiving pallium a 'moving' experience

Jun 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

After receiving the pallium from Pope Francis on Sunday’s feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Leonard Blair expressed that... Read more

Pope Francis installs 24 Metropolitian archbishops with the pallium for the feast of Sts Peter and Paul June 29, 2014.

Trust in God overcomes worldly fears, Pope tells archbishops

Jun 29, 2014

By Elise Harris

On the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis installed 24 new archbishops with the pallium, urging them, like... Read more

3D scanning technology and Santa Maria Maddelena Church in Rome via Wikimedia.

Rome church restoration boosted by unique 3D scanner

Jun 15, 2014

By Jan Bentz

Assisting in restoration and reconstruction for artists and architects alike, 3D scanner technology has recently been used to create unique... Read more

Pope Francis administers last rites to Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy during his funeral Mass on June 5, 2014.

Late cardinal of India remembered for his serenity in suffering

Jun 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

During the funeral Mass for Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy, who passed away Monday, fellow cardinals gathered to commemorate his life of... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims during his Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Pope: the Church is not a rental house, but a home

Jun 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis focused his daily homily on Jesus’ prayer for the unity of his disciples, cautioning that there are many... Read more

Dan and Julia Calinescu speak with CNA during a May 3, 2014 international prolife leaders conference in Rome

Couple leaves everything to begin pro-life movement in Romania

May 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

Founders of prolife organization Life Nation were present in Rome for Italy’s March for Life, and spoke of their decision... Read more

Rebecca Kiessling (L) and Mary Rathke (R) participate in Italys 4th annual March for Life on May 4, 2014

Women conceived in rape seek to inspire others in choosing life

May 6, 2014

By Elise Harris

During Italy’s fourth annual March for Life, two women shared testimonies of being conceived in rape, and expressed hope that... Read more

Archbishop William Lori celebrates Mass with with Knights of Columbus for Polish pilgrims in Rome on April 26, 2014

Knights of Columbus host Mass for Polish pilgrims in Rome

Apr 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

In honor of the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII the Knights donated two fields in Rome... Read more

A panel of participants in a Vatican conference on human trafficking speak with journalists during an April 10, 2014 press conference

Vatican, civil authorities join forces against human trafficking

Apr 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

Gathered in Rome to discuss methods for the eradication of human slavery, both law enforcement and Vatican officials exchanged ideas... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Sunday Mass July 7, 2013.

Pope Francis to make two pastoral visits over summer

Apr 8, 2014

This coming summer, Pope Francis will make two pastoral visits inside of Italy, following two previous trips to the Italian... Read more

Clarissa Salazar (center) with Tanya Cangelosi and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin at the Colosseum.

My life is changed, says homeless woman on Rome pilgrimage

Apr 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a six-day trip to the Eternal City, Clarissa Salazar, who until recently lived on the streets in the U.S.,... Read more

Students at the Servizio Universitario Africo.

Program offers African students 'second home' in Rome

Mar 30, 2014

African students studying in Rome are finding a home away from home in an outreach program dedicated to accompanying them... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

'I need the people of God to sustain me,' Pope says in interview

Mar 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a recent radio interview given to a station in a slum of Argentina, Pope Francis explained his frequent request... Read more

Fr. Denis Duval participates in a conference on education and the New Evangelization on Jan. 31, 2014

Education should foster freedom, maturity, priest explains

Feb 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a special conference exploring the role of education in the New Evangelization, Fr. Denis Biju Duval noted that education... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on October 2, 2013.

Pope: 'Quality of life in Rome depends on all of us'

Dec 31, 2013

In his homily during evening prayer on New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis focused on the theme of time well spent,... Read more

Church celebrates feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Jun 27, 2010

On Tuesday, June 29, the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul. As early as the year... Read more