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Archbishop Nelson Perez. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Archbishop Perez to receive pallium at Philadelphia Mass

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia will receive a liturgical vestment known as the pallium in a local Mass this weekend,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul June 29, 2019.

Saints Peter and Paul witness to the power of God’s forgiveness, pope says

Pope Francis said Saturday that Saints Peter and Paul are both witnesses to the transformative power of God’s forgiveness through... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul June 29, 2018.

Pope: Don't be afraid of the cross – there is no glory without it

For Jesus, suffering and glory go hand in hand, Pope Francis said Friday, urging Christians not to fall into the... Read more

Newly appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world at a Mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square to recieve their pallia, June 29, 2017.

New US archbishops look forward to serving God in their local Churches

Newly-appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world received the traditional woolen vestment called a pallium during a special Mass with... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Square June 29, 2017.

Pope: To be a disciple, Jesus must be the center of your life

On Thursday, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis said that we can’t just know about our faith,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica June 29, 2016.

Prayer is the 'way out' of a closed heart and mind, Pope Francis says

On Wednesday Pope Francis gave 25 new archbishops the pallium, encouraging them to remain strong in prayer, which he said... Read more

The presentation of the lambs blessed by Pope Francis on the feast of Saint Agnes, Jan. 21, 2016.

Pope Francis celebrates Saint Agnes with blessing of lambs

Pope Francis observed the feast of St. Agnes on Thursday with the time-honored custom of the blessing of lambs, whose... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, June 29, 2015.

Practice what you preach, Pope encourages new archbishops

During his Mass for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis called on the Church's new... Read more

Archbishops wear the pallium they received from Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica, June 29, 2014.

Pope says palliums will be given to new archbishops at home – not Rome

As a sign of “synodality” with local Churches, Pope Francis has decided that new metropolitan archbishops will officially be imposed... Read more

A lamb is wreathed in flowers during a special Mass for the Feast of St. Agnes at the Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Wall on Jan. 21, 2014.

Pope Francis blesses two lambs on the Feast of St. Agnes

Pope Francis observed the feast of St. Agnes with the time-honored custom of the blessing of lambs, whose wool will... Read more

Archbishop Leonard Blair speaks with CNA following his reception of the pallium June 29, 2014.

Hartford archbishop: receiving pallium a 'moving' experience

After receiving the pallium from Pope Francis on Sunday’s feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Leonard Blair expressed that... Read more

Pope Francis installs 24 Metropolitian archbishops with the pallium for the feast of Sts Peter and Paul June 29, 2014.

Trust in God overcomes worldly fears, Pope tells archbishops

On the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis installed 24 new archbishops with the pallium, urging them, like... Read more

Lambs are wreathed in flowers during a special Mass for the Feast of St. Agnes at the Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Wall on Jan. 21, 2014.

Blessing of lambs a 500 year old tradition, priest reveals

Shortly before the blessing of the lambs yesterday in honor of the feast of St. Agnes, the parish priest of... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

New US archbishops grateful to receive palliums

Archbishop-elect Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said he was deeply thankful to be among the dozens of new archbishops to... Read more

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia.

Pallium ceremony a boost for Australian evangelization

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane believes that the June 29 pallium ceremony in Rome will provide a significant boost to... Read more