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Pope Francis greets bishops.

Francis modifies norms for the resignation of bishops

On Thursday Pope Francis tweaked the Church’s policies on bishops and Curial officials reaching the age of retirement, indicating that... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Jan. 13, 2016.

Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in memory of Fr. Jacques Hamel Sept. 14, 2016.

Pope issues new directives on revision, translation of liturgical texts

The Holy See has released a new “motu proprio” from Pope Francis outlining a shift in the responsibility of local... Read more