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Men process with the historic cross on the feast of the Holy Cross in Montemaggiore Belsito on Sept. 14, 2022. It is considered a great honor to be one of the people to transport the heavy float in which the cross is carried.

One Sicilian town’s centuries-old devotion to the Holy Cross

Sep 14, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

For hundreds of years, the town of Montemaggiore Belsito has marked the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at the World Family Meeting in Milan with Cardinal Angelo Scola on June 4, 2012.

Pectoral cross of Benedict XVI stolen from Bavarian church

Jun 20, 2023

By AC Wimmer

A pectoral cross bequeathed by the late Pope Benedict XVI to a parish in his native Bavaria has been stolen... Read more

The precious relics from the True Cross have been inlaid into the “Cross of Wales,” which will head Charles’ procession into Westminster Abbey, where he will be officially crowned.

Pope Francis gave a relic of the true cross to King Charles for his coronation

Apr 19, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Two pieces of the true cross on which Jesus was crucified will lead the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom’s... Read more

The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association raised $2 million to rebuild their pier after it was wrecked by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It is in the shape of a cross to honor God.

Cross-shaped pier a fitting replacement for one destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Ocean Grove, N.J.

Apr 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Less than a week after Easter this year, Ocean Grove, which has a peak population of about 8,000 in the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the pope mobile in St. Peter’s Square on April 5, 2023.

Pope Francis’ advice for Holy Week: Look to the cross, our hope is there

Apr 5, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has offered advice for how to have a fruitful Holy Week, urging people to focus on the essentials... Read more

Teresa Agulló, defender of the Cross of Callosa de Segura in Spain.

Courageous grandmother who led fight to stop removal of cross from plaza in Spain dies

Mar 27, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Teresa Agulló Cayuelas was fined for her efforts to prevent the removal of an emblematic cross in Callosa de Segura,... Read more

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych gave Pope Francis with a cross made out of broken glass and rubble from destroyed buildings in Kyiv on Feb. 21, 2023.

Catholic priest from Ukraine gives Pope Francis cross made out of war rubble

Feb 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic priest and his team have worked tirelessly to provide food, shelter, protection, and health and psychological support to... Read more

Pope Francis adores the crucifix during the Good Friday liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.

Pope Francis to theologians: See ‘contemporary challenges in light of the Wisdom of the Cross’

Sep 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

He sent the message to an international theological congress in Rome. Read more

Pope Francis offers the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 1, 2021.

Pope Francis tells priests at Chrism Mass: ‘The cross is non-negotiable’

Apr 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told priests at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican that “the cross is non-negotiable” when preaching the Gospel. Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 21, 2020.

Pope Francis: The cross reminds us of the sacrifices of the Christian life

Aug 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Sunday the crucifix we wear or hang on our wall is not supposed to be decorative, but... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Bari, Italy on Feb. 23, 2020.

Pope Francis: Ask God for the strength to love your enemies

Feb 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Ask God for the grace to love your enemies, Pope Francis said Sunday in a homily in the Italian city... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 28, 2019.

Cardinal Sarah reflects on the meaning of the priesthood

Sep 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Robert Sarah reflected on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the meaning of the priesthood in... Read more

Pope Francis: In times of suffering, know that you are never alone

Aug 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis wrote a heartfelt letter Tuesday to an Italian community still suffering one year after a bridge collapse. His... Read more

Pope Francis says Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica March 29, 2018.

Christ's throne is the cross, Pope Francis says

Oct 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The throne of Jesus Christ is the cross upon which he gave his life for the world, and those who... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis: Discipleship takes sacrifice

Sep 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

A fundamental rule of being a disciple of Christ is the necessity to make sacrifices and deny one’s self, Pope... Read more

Relic of the True Cross. Courtesy of St. Dominic's Parish.

Fragment of Christ's Cross stolen from California church

Aug 23, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

A fragment from what is believed to be the True Cross of Christ, stolen from its home beneath a picture.... Read more