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Pope Francis May 15, 2019.

The saints show that real people can be holy, Pope Francis says

The saints were real people whose strength to face daily challenges came from the grace of Jesus Christ, showing that... Read more

Vatican official highlights confession on All Saints, All Souls Day

It is fitting for Catholics to go to confession on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, and to pray... Read more

Pope Francis offers a Mass for the repose of the souls of cardinals and bishops who died this year in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 3.

Pope Francis offers Mass for souls of 163 deceased cardinals, bishops

Nine cardinals and 154 bishops have died since November 2017, including Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston, and... Read more

Memento mori - How religious orders remember death

There’s an old Latin phrase that’s suddenly new again - at least in the realm of Catholic Twitter™. The resurgence... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Prima Porta cemetery on the Feast of All Souls Day, Oct. 2, 2016.

Pope Francis at cemetery: Christ gives us hope – even in death

While it's sad to think about our own death or that of a loved one, we can never be truly... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope prays at papal tombs on Feast of All Souls

Late Saturday afternoon Pope Francis went to the Vatican grottos to pray in private for the souls of the deceased... Read more

Filipinos visit their dead on All Saints Day at the Manila North Cemetery, Nov 1, 2012.

Pope celebrates Feast of All Souls in papal crypt

As Catholics around the world on Nov. 2 remember those who have passed away, Pope Benedict XVI visited the Vatican... Read more