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Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 17, 2023.

Pope Francis on G7 Summit: Nuclear deterrence offers ‘only an illusion of peace’

May 21, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In Hiroshima, G7 leaders issued their first-ever statement on nuclear disarmament, with a special focus on Russia. Read more

Sagrada Familia Barcelona.

European basilicas amp up security after recent terror attacks

Aug 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

From Spain's revered Sagrada Familia basilica to Germany and even the Vatican, churches across Europe are taking measures to increase... Read more

Syrian children at a refugee camp.

Catholic leaders: Refugee ban actually harms national security

Feb 2, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Rather than protecting U.S. interests, recent executive orders restricting immigrants and refugees could actually pose a threat to national security,... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City flag from the roof of a nearby building on June 5, 2015.

Siblings arrested in cyberattack that compromised Vatican computers

Jan 13, 2017

Two arrests have been made in a widespread cyber-attack that compromised communications of prominent Italian institutions and individuals, including the... Read more

St. Peters Square.

Man rams car through police barrier into St. Peter's Square

Sep 17, 2016

A mentally ill man rammed his car through a police checkpoint at St. Peter’s Square on Friday evening, demanding to... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi answers questions on the Pope's visit to the Holy Land in May.

No plans to raise security ahead of Pope's Albania visit

Sep 15, 2014

By Ann Schneible

There are no plans to increase security for Pope Francis' Sept. 21 trip to Albania despite new reports of a... Read more