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Pope Francis greets Father John Paul Mary Zeller during a meeting with Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on April 25, 2022.

The Missionaries of Mercy are growing — and their ministry is changing lives

Jun 1, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis established the Missionaries of Mercy in 2015. Read more

Bishop Gebhard Fürst of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany.

Muslim and Protestant politicians receive Communion at German Catholic event

Jun 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Organizers of the German March for Life said they were barred from having a stall. Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022.

Pope Francis prays rosary for peace in Ukraine and around the world

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world. Read more

Pope Francis greets Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Kazakhstan’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, at the Vatican, May 30, 2022.

Kazakhstan looks forward to papal visit in September as it marks 30 years of diplomatic relations with Vatican

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope has decided to attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan. Read more

Pope Francis attends the funeral Mass of Cardinal Angelo Sodano in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 31, 2022.

Pope Francis attends funeral of Cardinal Sodano

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The influential former Vatican Secretary of State died on May 27 at the age of 94. Read more

Pope Francis greets the elderly priest-residents of Casa San Gaetano in Rome on June 17, 2016.

Vatican offers plenary indulgence for visiting the elderly on Grandparents’ Day

May 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 2nd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will take place on July 24. Read more

Pope Francis meets a delegation from B’nai B’rith International at the Vatican, May 30, 2022.

Pope Francis: Remembrance is the antidote to ‘escalation of evil’

May 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to members of the Jewish service organization B’nai B’rith International. Read more

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

What message is Pope Francis sending with his choice of new cardinals?

May 30, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The pope will create 21 new cardinals on Aug. 27. Read more

Pope Francis greets South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir at the Vatican on March 16, 2019.

Pope Francis’ DR Congo and South Sudan itinerary unveiled

May 30, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Pope Francis will visit the African nations on July 2-7. Read more

Pope Francis creates new cardinals at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals, including US Bishop McElroy

May 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the announcement after the Regina Coeli. Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński ordains Father Jerzy Popiełuszko to the priesthood on May 28, 1972.

50 years ago, the paths of 2 heroic Polish blesseds crossed

May 28, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński ordained Father Jerzy Popiełuszko to the priesthood on May 28, 1972. Read more

Pope Francis creates five new cardinals during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica on June 28, 2017.

Is Pope Francis about to name new cardinals?

May 27, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The last consistory creating new cardinals was in November 2020. Read more

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, president of the Italian bishops’ conference.

Cardinal Zuppi announces report on clerical sex abuse in Italy

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The report will only cover the years 2000 to 2021. Read more

Carlota Valenzuela.

This Catholic is trekking 4,000 miles across Europe to Jerusalem

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Carlota Valenzuela began the epic foot pilgrimage in January. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg.

Germany’s Bishop Bätzing defends promotion of priest accused of sexual harassment

May 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The chairman of the German bishops’ conference said he would handle the case differently today. Read more

Pope Francis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Pope Francis cites JRR Tolkien in essay on storytelling

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope referred to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ author in the afterword to a new book. Read more

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian.

Armenian patriarch to represent Catholics at Middle East Council of Churches

May 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian has led the Armenian Catholic Church since September 2021. Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

Cardinal O’Malley urges Italian Catholic bishops to ‘make things right’ for abuse survivors

May 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We have nothing to fear by telling the truth,’ said the head of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of... Read more

Pilgrims pray in front of St. Peter's Basilica

St. Philip Neri’s 7 Churches Pilgrimage returns after pandemic break

May 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a 2-year pause, around 800 people walked more than 15 miles in the saint’s footsteps. Read more

Pope Francis prays before Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015.

Ukraine war: Catholics invited to join Pope Francis in praying rosary for peace

May 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican said: ‘All the faithful in every part of the world are invited to support Pope Francis in his... Read more