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Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe views the reliquary with the blood of St. Januarius in 2009.

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies in Naples

Naples archdiocese announced that the miraculous event took place at 5.18 p.m. local time on May 2. Read more

Cardinal Crecscenzio Sepe views the reliquary with the blood of St. Januarius in 2009.

Blood of St. Januarius fails to liquefy on December feast

In Naples, the blood of St. Januarius remained solid Wednesday, after having liquefied both in May and September this year.  Read more

The Archbishop of Naples blesses the city with St. Januarius' liquefied blood.

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies in Naples under lockdown

The liquefaction of the blood of the early Church martyr St. Januarius occurred Saturday amid the coronavirus lockdown, leading the... Read more

 Pope Francis and Cardinal Sepe hold relic of St. Januarius' blood in Naples cathedral March 21, 2015.

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies on feast day

The miracle of the liquefiction of the blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius took place Thursday in Naples.  Read more

Pope Francis delivers speech in Naples, Italy June 21, 2019.

In Naples, Pope Francis calls for theological dialogue with Islam, Judaism

In Naples Friday Pope Francis delivered a speech calling for theological dialogue with Islam and Judaism in pontifical universities as... Read more

Church of San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, Italy,

Pope Francis to discuss 'Veritatis Gaudium' in Naples

The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Naples in June to discuss the impact of the apostolic... Read more

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples speaks with CNA in Rome, Feb. 13, 2015.

Cardinal 'blanches' while celebrating recurring miracle of saint's liquefied blood

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples usually does not faint at the sight of blood.  Read more

Last year, Pope Francis and Cardinal Sepe hold relic of St. Januarius' blood in Naples cathedral March 21, 2015.

San Gennaro's blood didn't liquefy--so pray anyway, abbot says

Prayer was the response to a rare failure of a saint’s blood to liquefy in Naples, an occurrence some believe... Read more

Pope Francis and Cardinal Sepe hold relic of St. Januarius' blood in Naples cathedral March 21, 2015.

Saint's relic with miraculous tendencies does it again for Pope Francis

While Pope Francis was giving some advice to the religious, priests and seminarians of Naples on Saturday, a miracle occurred:... Read more

Pope Francis meets with religious from Naples March 21. Screenshot: CTV.

Nuns watching soap operas and the 'terrorism' of gossip: Pope Francis and Naples' religious

In a wide-ranging, off-the-cuff speech to priests and religious in Naples, Pope Francis addressed various challenges of consecrated life, emphasizing... Read more

Pope Francis.

Prison bars aren't stronger than God's love, Pope says to inmates

During his one-day trip to Naples, Pope Francis made a stop at the local prison where he reminded inmates that... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his March 21 trip to Naples. Screenshot: CTV.

A feisty Pope Francis slams corruption, unemployment in Naples

Addressing the crowds in Naples' notorious outskirts of Scampia, Pope Francis gave a verbal slap to corrupt leaders who exploit... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Piazza Plebiscito in Naples on March 20, 2015. CTV screenshot.

'It's time to surrender,' Pope tells crime-ridden Naples

Pope Francis told the people of Naples – a city ravaged by crime and mafia violence – that change is... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in Turkey, Istanbul, Nov. 29 2014.

A visit to Naples, Pompeii on Pope Francis' slate for March

Pope Francis' liturgical schedule from now until Easter has been released – and it includes the creation of new cardinals... Read more