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Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Rev. Mother Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Arlington, Texas.

Vatican: Nuns who feuded with Texas bishop will be governed by monastery association

Apr 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

A Vatican letter to Bishop Michael Olson thanked him for his “heroic and thankless service to the local church and... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an unborn baby during the Papal Foundation's annual pilgrimage in Rome on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Papal Foundation announces nearly $15 million in global grants, humanitarian aid

Apr 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The U.S.-based Papal Foundation announced on Friday the distribution of nearly $15 million in grants, scholarships, and charitable aid. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein and Pope Francis on St. Peter’s Square, May 21, 2014.

From papal secretary to nuncio? Report of a diplomatic role for Gänswein unconfirmed

Apr 12, 2024

By AC Wimmer

While speculation is again running rife on social media about Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s next role, neither he nor the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 22, 2023.

Pope Francis to travel to Indonesia, Singapore, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea

Apr 12, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis will travel to the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Singapore, the Vatican... Read more

The crowd in St. Peter's Square for the pope's Angelus address on Jan. 14, 2024.

The Catholic Church by the numbers: more Catholics but fewer vocations 

Apr 8, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

While vocations to the priesthood and religious life have decreased overall, the Church shows signs of growth in some parts... Read more

Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery on the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks during a press conference about a new Vatican document on human dignity on April 8, 2024.

New Vatican document highlights Church’s ‘ever-greater understanding of human dignity’

Apr 8, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Dignity “belongs to the person… simply because he or she exists and is willed, created, and loved by God,” the... Read more

Born via surrogacy in the United States in 1991, Olivia Maurel is now a leading campaigner for the abolition of “womb renting,” a practice which Pope Francis has called “deplorable.”

Woman born of surrogacy shares why she supports Pope Francis’ call for a global ban

Apr 7, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Born via surrogacy in the United States in 1991, Olivia Maurel is now a leading campaigner for the abolition of... Read more

The Divine Mercy image is displayed at St. Peter's Square before Pope Francis Regina Caeli prayer on April 7, 2024.

Pope Francis on Divine Mercy Sunday: The ‘fullness of life’ is ‘realized in Jesus’ 

Apr 7, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“Every living encounter with Jesus enables us to have more life,” Pope Francis said in his reflection.  Read more

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis.

Diocese of Rome shake-up: Pope Francis transfers vicar to Vatican post

Apr 6, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The reassignment of Cardinal Angelo De Donatis is part of a major reform of the Diocese of Rome by Pope... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger celebrates the special "pro eligendo summo pontifice" (to elect Supreme Pontiff) Mass at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City on April 18, 2005.

Pope Francis: I was ‘used’ against Ratzinger in 2005 conclave, but he was ‘my candidate’

Apr 1, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

“The idea was to block the election of [Ratzinger],” Pope Francis explained. Read more

Pope Francis presides over Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 31, 2024.

Pope Francis celebrates Easter 2024: ‘Jesus Christ is risen’

Mar 31, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis presided over Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday 2024 before giving the traditional urbi et orbi... Read more

Students and teachers from Jerusalem Christian schools walk the Way of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. The yearly event was organized by the Custody of the Holy Land on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, on the occasion of Lent.

In letter to Holy Land Christians, Pope Francis deplores the war, expresses closeness 

Mar 27, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“Dear brothers and sisters, allow me to tell you once more that you are not alone. We will never leave... Read more

St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.

Pope Francis to offer Mass in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square

Mar 25, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The 87-year-old pope will travel by helicopter from Vatican City to Venice in under two hours and will land on... Read more

Pope Francis greets staff and families of RAI, Italy’s national public broadcasting company, March 23, 2024.

Pope Francis implores public broadcasters to serve the common good and combat ‘fake news’

Mar 23, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The pope spoke of “the devious plans of those who seek to influence public opinion in an ideological manner, lying... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the Salus Populi Romani icon in the Basilica of St. Mary Major on Dec. 8, 2023.

Pope Francis changes statutes of papal basilica, emphasizing work of canons 

Mar 21, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The new regulations place emphasis on spiritual work and pastoral care and appointing a coadjutor archpriest of the West’s oldest... Read more

Father Joseph Friend, Father Artur Bubnevych, and Father Donald Planty are among five U.S. parish priests who have been selected to attend a global gathering of 300 priests at the Vatican from April 28 to May 2, 2024, as part of the ongoing Synod on Synodality.

Five U.S. Catholic priests chosen to attend Synod on Synodality meeting at the Vatican

Mar 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

In a March 20 announcement, the USCCB said the five priests consist of four Latin rite priests and one Eastern... Read more

The library of the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Pontifical Gregorian University announces merger with biblical, Eastern institutes

Mar 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The historic Pontifical Gregorian University this week announced its official merger with the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Oriental... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his Sunday Angelus on March 17, 2024.

Pope Francis: God’s glory does not correspond to human success

Mar 17, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that God’s glory and our true happiness are not found in success, fame, or popularity but... Read more

A Colombian psychologist bishop and a retired colonel from the Illinois State Police are the new secretaries of the Pontifical Commission for the Guardianship of Minors.

Pope Francis names U.S. police professional, Colombian bishop to minor protection commission

Mar 15, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis on Friday made two appointments to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis takes on critics in forthcoming memoir, says he won’t be resigning

Mar 14, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

Pope Francis has no plans to resign from office according to excerpts from his forthcoming memoir — though he says... Read more