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A Mass said for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome held Oct. 25, 2014.

Traditional Latin Mass advocates appeal to Pope to protect Summorum Pontificum

A federation that advocates for the Traditional Latin Mass has appealed to Pope Francis to protect it, for those "within... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates daily Mass in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Apostolic nuncio in Iraq tests positive for COVID-19 five days before papal trip

The apostolic nunciature in Iraq reported on Sunday, Feb. 28 that the Nuncio Mitja Leskovar, has tested positive for COVID... Read more

Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

How St. John Paul II began his papacy, 40 years ago

St. John Paul II used the occasion of his first homily as pope to offer a fervent prayer that God... Read more

Pope Francis greets youth pilgrims at Santo Tomas University in Manila on Jan. 18, 2015.

Youth to meet with Pope Francis during October synod

The Synod of Bishops announced Tuesday that the upcoming assembly of bishops will include a meeting of young people with... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska. Public Domain.

How a Catholic congressman agreed to be part of a pope documentary

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is not shy about his Catholic faith. He holds a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University... Read more

Portrait of Pope Saint John XXIII, CC 4.0 via Wikipedia.

Pope John XXIII a testimony to 'the strength of goodness'

The life of Pope John XXIII shows the saint's deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a private Mass with Vatican maintenance staff on July 7, 2017.

Pope to maintenance staff: We are all sinners, but Jesus heals us

On Friday Pope Francis said that just like the biblical tax collectors, despite our sinfulness, Jesus seeks us out to... Read more

Italian Carabinieri police participate in a June 6, 2014 audience with Pope Francis.

Calabrian police take stand against mafia following Pope's visit

Two weeks after Pope Francis’ harsh condemnation of mafia corruption in the Italian region of Calabria, police abandoned a Marian... Read more

Pope Francis prayes during his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 2, 2013.

Peace in Middle East can flourish again, Pope assures

In an audience with aid organizations assisting Oriental churches, Pope Francis explained that peace is a gift from God, which... Read more

Pope Francis prays during his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 2, 2013.

Peace in Middle East can flourish again, Pope assures

In an audience with aid organizations assisting Oriental churches, Pope Francis explained that peace is a gift from God, which... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014.

Even an insult is killing your brother, Pope Francis says

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on true brotherly love, explaining that if we really want to love one... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for the Italian Sporting Center's celebration of sports June 7, 2014.

Pope: Fear of the Lord an alarm reminding us of what's right

During his general audience Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit’s gift of Fear of the Lord, saying it does... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Wednesday General Audience on May 21, 2014.

Christianity meant to be practiced not imagined, says Pope

Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the Beatitudes, stating that they are Jesus’ practical guide on how to live... Read more

Pope Francis in Rome on Jan. 19, 2014

Pope Francis postpones meetings due to tiredness

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi S.J. has announced that Pope Francis canceled his meetings today in order to rest following... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Wednesday General Audience May 21, 2014.

Never forget your first love, Pope encourages priests

Pope Francis directed his daily homily today to his brother bishops and priests, telling them to always put love of... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims during his Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Pope: the Church is not a rental house, but a home

Pope Francis focused his daily homily on Jesus’ prayer for the unity of his disciples, cautioning that there are many... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014

Pope Francis: Jesus intercedes for us with his wounds

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on how Jesus advocates for us in heaven, emphasizing that he does this... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience on May 7, 2014

Pope warns against closed-mindedness of 'intellectual aristocracy'

In his daily Mass Pope Francis cautioned against those who seek to understand the faith only with the intellect, explaining... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 16, 2014

Pope's trip to Holy Land a historic milestone, ambassador says

During a press briefing on Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 16, 2014

Pope Francis: grace is more important than bureaucracy

In his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on attitudes necessary to evangelize, emphasizing the need to leave room for the... Read more