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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