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Santa Rita Parish in Milan, Italy, September 2017.

An evening of letters and rose petals to ask St. Thérèse to pray for ‘the impossible’

Oct 1, 2023

By Anna Kurian

Special evenings held around St. Thérèse’s feast day take place throughout the world to encourage people to ask for graces... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with local religious leaders at a memorial dedicated to sailors and migrants lost at sea on the first of a two-day visit to Marseille, France, Sept. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis in Marseille: It’s ‘a duty of humanity’ to save migrants abandoned at sea

Sep 22, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We can no longer watch the drama of shipwrecks, caused by the cruel trafficking and the fanaticism of indifference,” the... Read more

Pope Francis entrusted a meeting of Mediterranean bishops and youth to the Virgin Mary during the first appointment of a two-day trip to Marseille, France, Sept. 22, 2023. The model ships hanging in Marseille's Basilica de Notre-Dame de la Garde are a testament to the faith of the sailors who have relied on the intercession of Our Lady over the centuries.

Pope Francis entrusts to Mary ‘Mediterranean Encounter’ with youth and bishops

Sep 22, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

After landing in Marseille, France, Sept. 22, the pope made his way to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la... Read more

A group of pilgrims who followed the spiritual retreat with Claude and Marie France Delpech in front of St. Hildegard Abbey in Ebingen, Germany, Sept. 17, 2012.

Couple spends retirement sharing St. Hildegard of Bingen’s wisdom and faith

Sep 17, 2023

By Anna Kurian

Through the sale of products and hosting retreats, Claude and Marie France Delpech are helping to bring the renowned saint’s... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience on Aug. 23, 2023.

Pope Francis: People — not machines — are the value of work

Aug 29, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

He also said businessmen and businesswomen can contribute to the common good through job creation, especially for young people. Read more

Jean-Louis Georgelin, former chief of staff of the armies and CEO of the public establishment in charge of the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, waits for the delivery by barge of the timber truss to the cathedral during its restoration in Paris on July 11, 2023.

Jean-Louis Georgelin, ‘architect of Notre Dame’s rebirth,’ dies during hiking trip

Aug 21, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The military general was appointed to the project in April 2019 and was confident the restoration of the historic cathedral... Read more

Place of worship in the Alps: Chapel of Trezanne, Trièves, France

Priest brings the prayers of Mary to revive small mountain churches in the Alps

Aug 15, 2023

By Anna Kurian

The area is vast and the faithful are few, but one priest is confident that bringing the message of the... Read more

Soccer player Olivier Giroud, center forward for France, in victory over Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

French soccer player Olivier Giroud sends WYD message to 40,000 French pilgrims 

Aug 1, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The 36-year-old striker sent a message to the youth of France in Lisbon encouraging them to become “missionary disciples” and... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Bari, Italy on Feb. 23, 2020.

Vatican announces Pope Francis’ Marseille visit schedule

Jul 29, 2023

By Rachel Thomas

In September, the pope will travel to France to meet with young people and bishops from around the world at... Read more

Father Benjamin Sellier.

French priest accused of abusing a young girl commits suicide

Jul 17, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

According to local media France Bleu Nord, the 47-year-old priest was hit by a freight train in the northern region... Read more

People look at burning tyres blocking a street in Bordeaux in south-western France on June 29, 2023, during riots and incidents nationwide after the killing of a 17-year-old boy by a police officer's gunshot following a refusal to comply in a western suburb of Paris.

Unrest in France: Religious leaders call for dialogue and calm

Jul 3, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The French bishops also have proposed a prayer for the restoration of peace in the country. Read more

Father Marie-Dominique Philippe.

New report analyzes origins and phenomena behind abuse in France’s St. John community

Jul 2, 2023

By Solène Tadié

The 800-page document details findings of an internal investigation into the origins of abuse in the St. John Family. Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) talks with Henri (right), the 24-year-old known as the "backpack hero," during a meeting with rescue forces at the Haute-Savoie prefecture a day after a mass stabbing in a park in Annecy in the French Alps on June 9, 2023.

French ‘backpack hero’ will be special guest at reopening of Notre Dame Cathedral

Jun 21, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The 24-year-old, praised for stopping a violent attack on a playground, has received a special invitation from French president Emmanuel... Read more

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.

Iconic Mont Saint-Michel Abbey celebrates 1,000 years

Jun 13, 2023

By Solène Tadié

Celebrations of the anniversary continue at the iconic historic pilgrimage site until fall of 2023. Read more

Paris, France

Catholic pilgrim goes viral as ‘backpack hero’ after stopping mass stabbing in France

Jun 9, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The 24-year-old was praised for protecting children and likely preventing the injury or even death of many more. Read more

S.O.S. Calvaires, a French lay group, restores a crucifix in France. The group says it aims to restore the artistic and religious heritage of France.

French lay group travels to build crosses and restore faith in Ireland

May 9, 2023

By Martin Barillas

A lay Catholic movement that restores Catholic monuments in France is in Ireland May 5–13 to build crosses with the... Read more

Among those martyred during the blood week of the Paris Commune were Fathers Ladislas Radigue, Polycarpe Tuffier, Marcellin Rouchouze, Frézal Tardieu, and Mathieu-Henri Planchat.

Five French priests martyred in anti-Catholic uprising of 1871 beatified in Paris

Apr 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Zelda Caldwell

“As pastors inspired by apostolic zeal, the priests were united in their witness to the faith to the point of... Read more


New online platform fights porn addiction under the patronage of Blessed Carlo Acutis

Apr 18, 2023

By Solène Tadié

The initiative SOS Porn Deliverance seeks to show people the good news that with God, freedom is possible. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 22, 2023.

Pope Francis says he will travel to Mongolia

Apr 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

A trip to Mongolia would make Pope Francis the first pope to visit the Asian country that shares a 2,880-mile... Read more

Church of the Sacred Heart in Bordeaux, France.

French church vandalized with satanic and anarchist graffiti

Mar 18, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The walls of Sacred Heart Church, located in Bordeaux were vandalized with satanic graffiti and communist and anarchist symbols March... Read more