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Pope Francis prays the rosary before an icon of Our Lady of Help in St. Peter's Basilica May 1, 2021.

Reform may be coming to the chapter of St. Peter’s Basilica

That members of the chapter of St. Peter’s Basilica were prevented from participating in Pope Francis' rosary for the end... Read more

Guglielmo Giaquinta as a young priest. Credit: Pro Sanctitate.

Beatification cause of bishop known for ‘ordinary extraordinariness’ moves forward

The Diocese of Rome on Friday concluded the first phase of the cause for beatification of an Italian bishop and... Read more

The grotto at Lourdes where Our Lady appeared.

Pope Francis asks for prayers from cardinal on pilgrimage to Lourdes

Pope Francis called an Italian cardinal heading to Lourdes on pilgrimage Monday to ask for his prayers at the shrine... Read more

Mass at the Church of Sant’Eugenio in Rome on May 18, 2020.

Diocese of Rome offers priests free COVID-19 antibody tests

As Italy moves into a new phase of its lockdown reopening, the Diocese of Rome announced that  it will offer... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis praises sacrifices of Rome’s clergy amid pandemic

Pope Francis has praised Rome’s priests for remaining close to their flocks as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Italy.  Read more

Pope Francis venerates the miraculous crucifix of San Marcello al Corso in St. Peter's Square during his Urbi et Orbi blessing, March 27, 2020.

Damage to miraculous crucifix during pope's blessing 'not serious'

The 16th-century crucifix which was present in St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi blessing last week was... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Rome's churches closed, then opened again. What happened?

Less than one day after the Diocese of Rome closed all Roman churches to the public, the cardinal who oversees... Read more

The Church of Saints Dominic and Sixtus.

Churches in Rome can reopen for private prayer

Less than one day after the Diocese of Rome issued a decree to close all churches to the public, the... Read more

An empty St. Peter's Square amid coronavirus precautions, March 12, 2020.

Rome's church buildings closed through April 3

The vicar general of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, announced Thursday the closure of all churches in the diocese through... Read more

Pope Francis gives a rose to Mary in St. Peter's Square at the General Audience, Dec. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis asks Mary's protection of Rome against coronavirus

As the Diocese of Rome holds a day of prayer and fasting for victims of coronavirus, Pope Francis sent a... Read more

St. Peter's Square following the announcement of a confirmed Covid-19 case on March 6, 2020.

Diocese of Rome cancels all public Masses, announces day of fasting and prayer

The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims before the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 26, 2020.

‘Worship of initiatives’ is replacing faith, Pope Francis warns priests

Priests risk losing their ministry as pastors and teachers of the faith when they become “suffocated” by management problems, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis at the Caritas Citadel of Charity in Rome.

Pope Francis visits a local charity in Rome with a message of solidarity

In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the priests of the Diocese of Rome in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, March 7, 2019.

Pope Francis: Abuse revelations are purifying the Church

God is purifying his Church through the painful revelations of the abuse scandals, so do not be discouraged, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis: Youth are lost in a 'virtual world', instead of reality

Pope Francis said Monday he is worried that youth are too enmeshed in a virtual world of cell phones and... Read more

Pope Francis addresses priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, March 2, 2017.

Pope Francis to Rome's priests: Imitate Saint Peter's faith

Pope Francis met Thursday with priests of the Diocese of Rome, delivering a lengthy meditation on St. Peter and his... Read more

The 2015 Concert for the Poor at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, May 14, 2015.

Rome's poor to be guests of honor at Vatican concert

The Vatican will host a concert for the poor and homeless of Rome next month, not only using the concert... Read more

A message from Rome on the power of liturgical music

Liturgical music has the ability to communicate the love of God – and it's this message that gives it the... Read more

The funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, said at Santa Maria Regina degli Apostoli Alla Montagnola, Sept. 19, 2016.

A final farewell to Rome's exorcist: the funeral of Father Amorth

Hundreds attended the funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, on Monday, following his... Read more

Fr. Gabriel Amorth, who died Sept. 16, speaks to CNA in 2013.

Rome's exorcist, Father Gabriel Amorth, dies at age 91

Father Gabriel Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome who drew worldwide attention, died on Friday at the age... Read more