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Fr. Árpád Kanyó in the first Romani, or Gypsy, Greek Catholic church.

Meet the pastor of a Greek Catholic church in Hungary for Romani

Jul 24, 2021

By Katie Yoder

When Fr. Árpád Kanyó first arrived at his current parish, he didn’t know the language or culture of the people... Read more

Roma children practice gymnastics on horseback at an Order of Malta school in Romania.

‘I really pray for these kids’: the Catholic ambassador on a mission to help Europe’s largest minority

Aug 21, 2020

In 2013, Franz Salm-Reifferscheidt made a life-changing visit to Rome. The retired Austrian businessman had an appointment with the Grand... Read more

May 9, 2019: Pope Francis meets a Roma family on May 9, 2019, ahead of his trip to Romania.

‘We must choose between civilizations of love and hate’ Pope Francis tells Romani

Jun 2, 2019

The history of humanity still echoes the relationship of Cain and Abel, Pope Francis told the Romani community on Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Romani people of Rome in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Oct. 26, 2015.

Pope advises Gypsies to cultivate responsibility, openness

Oct 27, 2015

Pope Francis met with Rome's Romani, or Gypsies, on Monday, asking them to take a new direction and embolden their... Read more

A gypsy begs in St. Peter's Square on June 4, 2014.

Vatican to host world meeting on pastoral care of Gypsies

Jun 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

A pontifical council has organized a conference at the Vatican to address the pastoral care of Gypsies, and will focus... Read more