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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

Cardinal Wilton Gregory takes possession of Immaculate Conception church in Rome, Sept. 27, 2021.

Cardinal Wilton Gregory takes possession of Immaculate Conception church in Rome

Sep 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The cardinal said he was “particularly thankful” as the Immaculate Conception is Patroness of the United States. Read more

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Vatican unveils official image of 2022 World Meeting of Families

Jul 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The image was created by the Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik. Read more

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

May 5, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Feb 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Aug 24, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

May 30, 2020

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'

Apr 2, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

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?

Mar 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Mar 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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