All Souls' Day

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Archbishop Corrado Lorefice visits Santa Maria dei Rotoli cemetery on Nov. 2, 2021

‘No more coffins piled up’: Palermo archbishop laments lack of burial space

Nov 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The archbishop blessed 800 bodies still awaiting burial. Read more

The Church of St. Mary of Prayer and Death in Rome, Italy.

This Rome church is devoted to burying and praying for the dead

Nov 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The church is the last resting place of more than 8,000 people. Read more

Pope Francis prays before the tombs of deceased popes in the crypt beneath St. Peter’s Basilica, Nov. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for deceased popes on All Souls’ Day

Nov 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The papal tombs are located in the grottoes of St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Pope Francis visits the French Military Cemetery in Rome, Nov. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis celebrates All Souls’ Day Mass at military cemetery in Rome

Nov 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope placed white flowers on some of the graves. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Mercy in the Teutonic Cemetery in Vatican City Nov. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis on All Souls’ Day: Christian hope gives life meaning

Nov 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis visited a cemetery in Vatican City to pray on All Souls Day Monday and offered Mass for the... Read more

Catacombs of Priscilla.

Pope Francis celebrates All Souls' Day Mass in Rome catacombs

Nov 2, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis celebrated Mass Saturday for the souls of the dead in Rome’s Catacombs of Priscilla, saying the place of a... Read more

The Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, where Pope Francis will say Mass Nov. 2, 2017.

Papal All Souls' Day Mass will be at cemetery for American war dead

Oct 31, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis will visit on Thursday an Italian cemetery for American personnel killed in World War II, where he will... Read more