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The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room

Priest with cancer dies 23 days after his hospital room ordination

“His altar was the [hospital] bed, where he was able to unite his sufferings to those of Christ." Read more

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019.

Report: Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday Mass with Cardinal Becciu

Italian media have reported that Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who resigned... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re presides at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in St. Peter’s Basilica, April 1, 2021.

Cardinal Re at Vatican Mass: ‘Holy Thursday reminds us how much we have been loved’

Holy Thursday evening reminds us how much God loves us, a Vatican cardinal has said at the Mass of the... Read more

Pope Francis offers the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 1, 2021.

Pope Francis tells priests at Chrism Mass: ‘The cross is non-negotiable’

Pope Francis told priests at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican that “the cross is non-negotiable” when preaching the Gospel. Read more

The Holy Thursday seven churches devotion

The Visitation to Seven Churches is a Holy Thursday devotion primarily  practiced in Latin America, Italy, Poland and the Philippines. Read more

Not sure about 'Triduum at Home'? Here are some CNA Holy Week suggestions

For many Catholics, this will be the first time the days of Holy Week are spent at home. If you’re... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 9, 2020.

Full Text: Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Homily

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Holy Thursday homily, delivered April 9 at the Basilica of St. Peter.  Read more

Pope celebrates Mass in St. Peter's on Holy Thursday.

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis recalls priests dying amid pandemic

Pope Francis recalled the priests who have lost their lives during the coronavirus crisis as he offered the Mass of... Read more

Sacred Heart of Jesus in Winchester. Courtesy photo

Arlington diocese offers virtual pilgrimage for Holy Thursday

With churches closed and strict social distancing in force in many places, the Diocese of Arlington has created a virtual pilgrimage... Read more

Pope Francis kisses the foot of a prisoner during Holy Thursday Mass April 18, 2019.

Pope Francis urges inmates to be at service to one another

Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a prison in the suburbs of Rome Thursday, urging the... Read more

Pope Francis washes inmates' feet at Rome's Regina Coeli Prison during the celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Prisoners in Rome thank Francis for 'making sure we're not forgotten'

Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Mass at a prison in Rome was more than just another event for the inmates who... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis to have surgery for cataracts next year

During a customary visit to a prison on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis revealed that he has cataracts and is planning... Read more

Pope Francis kisses prisoners' feet at Rome's Regina Coeli Prison. March 29, 2018.

Pope Francis to prisoners: Jesus will take a chance on you

Pope Francis had a message for prison inmates at the Mass for the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday: Jesus does... Read more

A Medieval devotion alive and well for a handful of modern Romans

In the hours after evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, a few pilgrims in Rome make their... Read more

Pope Francis kisses the feet of an inmate at Paliano prison during Holy Thursday Mass April 13.

You can show God's love even behind bars, Pope Francis tells inmates

Pope Francis spent Holy Thursday washing the feet of inmates, telling them in a brief homily that God is someone... Read more

Adoration.

Bishop Conley: Eucharistic adoration can transform our Church

Eucharistic adoration offers a powerful chance to encounter Christ’s love in silence and humility, and that experience can transform our... Read more

Priests concelebrate with Pope Francis during the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica March 24, 2016.

Your task is to incarnate mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

During Holy Thursday’s Chrism Mass Pope Francis focused on the topic of mercy, telling priests that one of their primary... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thrusday's Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2015.

Don't flirt with spiritual worldliness, Pope cautions priests

During Holy Thursday’s Chrism Mass Pope Francis warned priests not to fall into a tiredness that leads to worldliness, and... Read more

Pope Francis greets the elderly and disabled persons following his Holy Thursday Mass at Rome's Don Gnocchi facility

Pope urges faithful to serve with radical love of Jesus

During his homily for Holy Thursday’s Mass at a center for disabled persons, Pope Francis reflected on how Jesus washed... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pope to say Mass of Lord’s Supper at rehab center for disabled persons

It was announced April 7 that Pope Francis will say the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at... Read more