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Pope Francis celebrates Mass according to the Zaire Use at St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 1, 2019.

Pope Francis: Inculturated Mass shows us the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis said Tuesday that inculturated liturgy can teach Catholics to better appreciate the diverse gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Read more

The statue of the Roman Catholic Spanish priest Junipero Serra is pictured in Palma de Mallorca on June 22, 2020, after it was daubed with graffiti reading "Racist."

‘I cannot remain silent’: Madison Catholic bishop condemns destruction of religious statues

As rioters across the United States target statues depicting figures of various stripes, the bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday... Read more

Pope Francis leads the opening procession for the Amazon synod in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 7, 2019.

Inculturation is a 'necessary process' in the Amazon, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis has highlighted the need for spiritual inculturation in the Amazon region, and praised indigenous expressions of religiosity, while... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Nov. 6, 2019.

Pope Francis: St. Paul announced Christ to 'idol worshippers' without attacking them

St. Paul announced Jesus Christ to “idol worshippers” in Athens without attacking them, but by building bridges, Pope Francis said... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unit.

Cardinal Koch: the Gospel must incorporate and purify culture

The head of the Vatican’s Christian unity office says inculturation of the Gospel is a necessary part of evangelization, but... Read more

José Ángel Divassón Cilveti speaks at an Amazon synod press conference at the Vatican Oct. 14, 2019.

Amazon Synod bishop: The Gospel brings new concepts to cultures, like forgiveness

While the Vatican’s Synod of Bishop on the Amazon discusses the idea of “inculturating” the Gospel’s proclamation with local culture,... Read more

A Shopping mall in Thailand decked out for welcoming Lunar New Year 2015.

Chinese New Year bumps Ash Wednesday fasting for Asia's Catholics

Since Ash Wednesday coincides this year with Chinese New Year – also known as Lunar New Year – many bishops... Read more