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Pope Francis presides over the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square on Jan. 5, 2023.

Analysis: Pope Francis centralizes authority with reform of Diocese of Rome

Jan 15, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

It was widely anticipated that a major reform of the Diocese of Rome was coming, but no one expected it... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address for the Solemnity of the Epiphany on Jan. 6, 2023.

Pope Francis reorganizes Diocese of Rome in face of ‘epochal change’

Jan 7, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The constitution goes into effect on Jan. 31. Read more

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis

Rome Diocese to offer Mass for Benedict XVI

Dec 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Let us accompany our dear bishop emeritus in his moment of suffering and trial,” Cardinal De Donatis said. Read more

[L] A screenshot of Father Marko Rupnik giving a talk in February 2022 and [R] Cardinal Angelo De Donatis in 2021.

Cardinal says Rome diocese learned ‘recently’ of Fr. Rupnik accusations

Dec 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Diocese of Rome “assures, also in the name of its Bishop, every support necessary for the desirable positive solution... Read more


PHOTOS: Living Nativity takes to the streets of Rome

Dec 19, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Families dressed as traditional artisans, Roman soldiers, and other characters from the story of Christ’s birth also joined the walk. Read more

Jacob Matham's portrait of Leo XI, who reigned April 1-27, 1605.

The shortest papacies of all time? Pope John Paul I barely makes the list

Sep 18, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Blessed John Paul I did not serve as Roman Pontiff for long, but 10 other popes had shorter pontificates than... Read more

Venerable John Paul I

Nine things to know about John Paul I

Sep 2, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Venerable John Paul I was born Albino Luciani on Oct. 17, 1912 in the town of Canale d'Argordo in northern... Read more

The 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland.

What is the World Meeting of Families 2022? A CNA Explainer

Jun 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The international gathering will be held in Rome on June 22-26. Read more

The official logo of the 2022 World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Vatican unveils schedule for the 2022 World Meeting of Families in June

May 31, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 10th World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome on June 22-26. Read more

Pilgrims pray in front of St. Peter's Basilica

St. Philip Neri’s 7 Churches Pilgrimage returns after pandemic break

May 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a 2-year pause, around 800 people walked more than 15 miles in the saint’s footsteps. Read more

Participants in the Choose Life rally in Rome, Italy, on May 21, 2022.

40,000 people take part in Italy’s March for Life

May 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We are here to reaffirm the right of children to come into the world,’ said Father Andres Bonello. Read more

Cardinal George Pell celebrates the Mass in memory of Mother Angelica at Rome’s Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, March 27, 2022.

‘Mother Angelica moved mountains’: Full text of Cardinal Pell’s homily at Mass honoring EWTN’s foundress

Mar 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal George Pell celebrated a Mass in memory of Mother Angelica in Rome on Laetare Sunday. Read more

Evening prayer at Rome’s Cathedral Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus on Feb. 25, 2022.

Ukraine conflict: Catholics in Rome pray for peace

Feb 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The small Cathedral Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus was filled to overflowing. Read more

The Salus Populi Romani was checked by Vatican art restorers Jan. 20, 2022.

Popular Marian icon in Rome gets conservation check-up

Jan 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Art restorers from the Vatican Museums checked the conservation of an important Byzantine Marian icon in Rome on Thursday. Read more

An Italian firefighter places a wreath of flowers on the statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, Dec. 8, 2021.

Pope Francis makes early morning visit to Immaculate Conception statue in Rome

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope made the private visit to the statue shortly after 6 a.m. Read more

The relic of the holy cloak of St. Joseph at the Basilica of St. Joseph al Trionfale in Rome.

For the Year of St. Joseph, a look at the relic of his holy cloak in Rome

Dec 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tradition holds that St. Jerome brought the mantle from the Holy Land. Read more

Mass during the 10th annual Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome, Oct. 29-31, 2021.

Traditionis custodes: Rome diocese bans Traditional Latin Mass for Easter Triduum

Nov 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

No other sacraments may be celebrated according to the pre-Vatican II missal except the Mass. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Rome campus of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Nov. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: Let Christ’s love shine through your care of the suffering

Nov 5, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope celebrated Mass at a Catholic university hospital in Rome. Read more

The Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage procession to St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Solemn High Mass at the Altar of the Chair in the Basilica, Oct. 30, 2021.

PHOTOS: 10th annual Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage to Rome

Nov 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage took place on Oct. 29-31. Read more

The Church of St. Mary of Prayer and Death in Rome, Italy.

This Rome church is devoted to burying and praying for the dead

Nov 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The church is the last resting place of more than 8,000 people. Read more