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Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop says #staywoke this Christmas season

Nov 30, 2017

By Perry West

In preparation for the first Sunday of Advent, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said the season is a time... Read more

Fr. Wilbert Mireh with his mother and brother, on his ordination day, May 2013.

Pope Francis visits with first Burmese Jesuit priest

Nov 30, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

When Pope Francis travels around the world, he often makes time to visit with local Jesuit communities.  This week Fr.... Read more

New tests have confirmed the age of the Holy Sepulchre

Nov 30, 2017

Following the recent restoration of the Holy Sepulchre, archaeologists have confirmed the construction dates of the structure surrounding what is... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to authorities in Dhaka, Bangladesh after his arrival Nov. 30, 2017.

Pope kicks off Bangladesh visit with call to action on Rohingya crisis

Nov 30, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh with words of praise for the humanitarian assistance the nation has given to Rohingya Muslim... Read more

Pope Francis at the the National Martyr’s Memorial in Savar, Bangladesh.

Pope lands in Bangladesh, visits two national landmarks

Nov 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After landing in Bangladesh Thursday afternoon, Pope Francis made visits to two of the country’s important landmarks – the National... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted by crowds as he prepares to say Mass in Yangon, Burma, Nov. 29, 2017.

Your faith and enthusiasm are a welcome sight, Pope tells Burmese youth

Nov 29, 2017

The Catholic young people of Burma are “a welcome sound” of encouragement, Pope Francis told them Thursday at a Mass... Read more

The difficult life of a Catholic missionary in Burma

Nov 29, 2017

As Pope Francis continues his visit to Burma – also known as Myanmar – this week, he is encountering a... Read more

Pope Francis with Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in the Diplomatic Corps Hall on Nov. 28, 2017.

Burmese bishops say despite pressure, Suu Kyi has their support

Nov 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

As international criticism mounts for Burmese leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi over perceived inaction on the nation's Rohingya refugee crisis,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter Square, Feb. 22, 2017.

Pope to Burmese bishops: Healing must be a pastoral priority

Nov 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a meeting with the bishops leading Burma's small Catholic community, Pope Francis stressed the need to prioritize healing and... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 25, 2017.

True justice and peace are for all people, Pope tells Buddhist leaders

Nov 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with Buddhist monks in Burma on Wednesday, Pope Francis stressed that true and lasting justice and peace... Read more

Spanish Planned Parenthood subsidiary stripped of government benefits

Nov 29, 2017

Spain’s National Court has ruled that the Family Planning Federation, a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood International, can no longer be... Read more

Cardinal Bechara Rai.

Analysis: Cardinal Rai begins strategic call for Saudi religious freedom

Nov 28, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The first cardinal to be officially invited to visit Saudi Arabia, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, has... Read more

What are banned from DC buses? Catholic Christmas ads.

Nov 28, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Christmas-themed ads about the “perfect gift” of the Advent season have been wrongly barred from District of Columbia buses, the... Read more

An Irish virtual calendar for an authentic Advent

Nov 28, 2017

By Perry West

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, and Primate of All Ireland, has launched a 2017 virtual Advent calendar, saying... Read more

Congolese President Joseph Kabila

Congolese bishops urge President Kabila to announce peaceful transfer of power

Nov 28, 2017

Catholic bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have requested that President Joseph Kabila affirm that he will not claim... Read more

Could Catholic actor Eduardo Verastegui be the next President of Mexico?

Nov 28, 2017

Several Mexican media outlets reported on Nov. 24 that Eduardo Verastegui, internationally known Catholic actor and producer, could be a... Read more

Pope Francis addresses authorities in Burma Nov. 28, 2017.

Pope in Burma: Peace requires justice, respect for human rights

Nov 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a major speech in Burma, Pope Francis told the nation's leaders to leave conflict behind and work for peace... Read more

Pope Francis meets with religious leaders in Burma Nov. 28, 2017.

Pope stresses peace in unscheduled meeting with Burma's religious leaders

Nov 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In an impromptu meeting on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis urged religious leaders in Burma to work toward peace, each according... Read more

Activist group apologizes to priest after lawsuit dismissed

Nov 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

An advocacy group has issued an apology to a St. Louis priest for "any false or inaccurate statements" regarding allegations... Read more

South Sudan joins Pope Francis in prayers for peace

Nov 27, 2017

By Perry West

The Catholic bishops of South Sudan urged Catholics to join Pope Francis in a prayer for peace in the newest... Read more