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The site of the cable car crash on the Mottarone mountain on May 23, 2021.

Bishops offer prayers for 14 victims of cable car accident in Italy

Fourteen people died in a cable car crash in northern Italy Sunday after the cable carrying the passengers up a... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a Requiem Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for deceased cardinals and bishops Nov. 5, 2020.

Pope Francis offers Mass for souls of 169 deceased bishops, cardinals

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to pray for the dead and remember Christ’s promise of the resurrection at a Mass offered... Read more

The Teutonic Cemetery, a burial site adjacent to St. Peter's Basilica, on All Soul's Day, Nov. 2, 2017.

Vatican extends plenary indulgence for the dead throughout November

The Vatican has extended the availability of certain plenary indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, amid the coronavirus pandemic and... Read more

Sant'Egidio prayer memorial in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere Feb. 2, 2020. Photo courtesy of Sant'Egidio.

Homeless gather in Roman basilica to pray for those who died on the streets

Hundreds of homeless people and volunteers prayed together in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere Sunday to honor those... Read more


In this cemetery, after dark, students pray for the dead

An after-dark walk through a cemetery in late October seems like a night pulled straight from a Halloween movie or... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Dominicans at the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

Dominicans worldwide pray for their deceased parents

Dominican friars around the world celebrated a unique tradition last week: they offered Masses for their deceased parents and for... Read more