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“Sts. Peter and Paul,” Altar of St. Catherine (1465), Schwabach, Germany. Artist unknown.

Peter the Apostle and Paul, the teacher of the Gentiles

Jun 29, 2024

By Rachel Lu

Each man, in a different way, gathered together the one family of Christ and, revered together throughout the world, they... Read more


Carbon dating reveals true age of purported tunics of St. Peter and St. John

May 25, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

A conference titled “The Tunics of St. Peter and St. John, Two Extraordinary Relics of the Sancta Sanctorum,” presented a... Read more

Pope Francis presides greets pilgrims at a penitential service at St. Pius V Parish in Rome on March 8, 2024.

Blinken, Putin congratulate Pope Francis on 11th anniversary of election

Mar 14, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis — born Jorge Mario Bergoglio — was elected as the 265th successor to St. Peter on March 13,... Read more

Sculpture of St. Peter outside of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

Vatican invites Protestant, Orthodox theologians to debate Petrine primacy at St. Peter’s

Oct 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The theological discussion is part of a new lecture series on the apostle Peter that will take place in the... Read more

An exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., focuses on the history of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Museum of the Bible exhibit explores architectural history of St. Peter's Basilica

Jun 21, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

The exhibit opened May 27 and will remain in the museum's long-term Vatican exhibit through Sept. 25. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his weekly Angelus message on Feb. 6, 2022

Pope Francis: Jesus wants to enter our emptiness

Feb 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

When all your efforts feel futile and empty, Jesus wants to be close to you, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2021.

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul 2021

Jun 29, 2021

By Pope Francis

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, delivered at Mass... Read more

The little-known woman behind the great papal hymn ‘What Fairer Light?’

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Written in the fifth century and translated into English by Anglican convert Fr. Ronald Knox, this celestial hymn is sung... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2021.

Pope Francis: Saints Peter and Paul found freedom in Christ

Jun 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul saw the largest Mass in St. Peter’s since the pandemic began. Read more

The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati.

Cincinnati cathedral elevated to minor basilica

Aug 15, 2020

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati announced Saturday that Pope Francis has granted the title of Minor Basilica to the Cathedral of... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 8, 2020.

Pope Francis: Even in times of darkness, God is there

Aug 9, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

When caught in difficult moments or trials, turn your heart to God, who is near even when you do not... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29, 2019.

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 'Only prayer unlocks chains'

Jun 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for one another and... Read more

Pope Francis at a general audience June 22, 2016.

Belief in Christ cannot be reduced to a formula, Pope Francis says

Jun 29, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ability to know and have a relationship with the living Christ is both a mystery and a grace, something... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St Peter's Square Jan. 10, 2016.

Trust in Christ – not in horoscopes, Pope Francis says

Aug 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis repeated a message he often has, warning against putting one's trust in horoscopes and fortune telling... Read more

Pope Francis installs 24 Metropolitian archbishops with the pallium for the feast of Sts Peter and Paul June 29, 2014.

Trust in God overcomes worldly fears, Pope tells archbishops

Jun 29, 2014

By Elise Harris

On the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis installed 24 new archbishops with the pallium, urging them, like... Read more

Church celebrates feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Jun 27, 2010

On Tuesday, June 29, the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul. As early as the year... Read more