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Mass at the Church of the Holy Family for the Latins, Gaza.

‘We lack food and medicine’: Catholics in Gaza take refuge in only parish church

Oct 18, 2023

By Suhail Lawand

Holy Family Church is the only Roman Catholic parish in the Gaza Strip and is located in the northern part... Read more


The Holy Family traveled more than 1,200 miles from Israel to Egypt and back

Jan 6, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

“Coptic Christians have identified some 25 places where they believe Mary, Joseph, and Jesus stayed during their sojourn in Egypt,”... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address Dec. 29, 2021.

Pope Francis: Ask for St. Joseph’s courage to trust in God’s plan

Dec 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

When threatened, we all have the possibility of becoming "little Herods," Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: Pray for peace in the family

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Please, each day, let us pray a little bit together, if you can make the effort, to ask God for... Read more

Pope Francis greets a couple during a meeting with members of the Retrouvaille marriage ministry Nov. 6, 2021

Pope Francis encourages married couples to rely on Christ in letter for Feast of the Holy Family

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Families have always been in my thoughts and prayers, but especially so during the pandemic,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 17, 2013.

Pope Francis appeals to Holy Land Catholics as bishops consecrate Middle East to Holy Family

Jun 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The act of consecration took place at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. Read more

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021.

Catholic bishops to consecrate Middle East to the Holy Family

Jun 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

The act of consecration will take place June 27 in Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation. Read more

Pope Francis greets families of Vatican City employees Dec. 21, 2017.

Pope Francis asks families to put down their phones on Holy Family feast

Dec 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

On the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged families to get off their cell phones... Read more

Pope Francis incenses the nativity scene in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2017.

Pope Francis: Nativity scenes show a 'domestic Gospel'

Dec 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday called Christmas nativity scenes a “domestic Gospel,” which helps to make the Holy Family present in one’s... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a woman at the Dec. 5, 2018 General Audience.

On Holy Family feast, Pope Francis offers advice for healing family wounds

Dec 30, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayerfully entrusted troubled families to the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday and offered his advice... Read more

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay celebrates Mass in Dublin Aug. 22 for the World Meeting of Families.

The Holy Family is a bright light in dark times, cardinal says

Aug 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the face of attacks on the family, the Church should strive to imitate the Holy Family, which shines through... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a homily at Vespers in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 31, 2017.

Our response to the gift of Jesus? – ‘Thank you,’ Pope says New Year’s Eve

Dec 31, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

At Vespers for the close of 2017, Pope Francis said that the only adequate response to God’s gift of His... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child in St. Peter's Square for the general audience, Dec. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis to families: forgive each other and journey together towards God

Dec 27, 2015

Pope Francis on the Feast of the Holy Family reflected on the power of forgiveness in families and compared everyday... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Oct. 29, 2014 General Audience.

Pope: Mary and Joseph exemplify mission, vocation of family life

Dec 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis spoke today about Jesus’ choice to be born into a family, saying that it shows the importance of... Read more

The Flight into Egypt by Vittore Carpaccio, circa 1515.

For Archbishop Chaput, Holy Family holds lesson on immigration

Dec 16, 2014

Faithful Catholics “need to remember that the Holy Family too was once a family of immigrants and refugees,” Archbishop Charles... Read more

Nativity Scene for Christmas 2013 designed by Antonio Cantone in Saint Peters Square

Designer says it was an honor to present nativity to Pope

Jan 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

The man in charge of constructing this year’s nativity scene for the Vatican expressed his delight at giving to Pope... Read more