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Children participating in a Catholic Action initiative helped to release colorful balloons at the end of the Angelus on Jan. 30, 2022.

Pope Francis: 'The Lord always surprises us'

Jan 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged people to be open to the newness Jesus wants to bring in their daily lives and to... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.

Vatican cardinal speaks out against social stigma for leprosy patients

Feb 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

People with leprosy suffer not only from physical disease but also from harmful social stigmas which can lead to mental illness,... Read more

Servant of God Wanda Błeńska (1911-2014).

Beatification cause of ‘mother of lepers’ opens in Poland

Oct 20, 2020

The beatification cause of a Polish missionary doctor known as the “mother of lepers” was opened Sunday.   Read more

Leprosy Conference Presentation at the Vatican.

Leprosy is still a problem...and these religious leaders are working to fight it

Jun 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

While many in the developed world might consider leprosy a thing of the biblical past, the illness – officially called... Read more