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Alex Zanardi competes in the Rome Marathon with his handcycle April 2, 2017.

Pope Francis thanks Paralympian Alex Zanardi for offering 'lesson in humanity'

Jun 24, 2020

Pope Francis has written a letter of encouragement to Alex Zanardi, a Formula One driver turned Paralympic champion who is... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace, June 24, 2020.

Pope Francis: In life’s ups and downs, make prayer your constant

Jun 24, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

King David is an example of being consistent in prayer no matter what life throws at you or what good... Read more

Cardinal Nichols prays at Westminster Cathedral with the Archbishop of Canterbury June 15, 2020, the day England’s churches reopened for private prayer.

English Catholic leader welcomes return of public Masses from July 4

Jun 23, 2020

An English cardinal welcomed the government’s decision Tuesday to permit the resumption of public Masses from July 4.   Read more

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

Cardinal asks Catholics to help pandemic-hit families and schools in the Holy Land

Jun 23, 2020

A cardinal has urged Catholics worldwide to support a fund helping families and schools in the Holy Land affected by... Read more

Benedict XVI prepares to board a plane at Munich airport, June 22, 2020.

Benedict XVI returns to Rome after visiting ill brother in Germany

Jun 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI arrived back in Rome Monday after a four-day trip to Germany to visit his ailing brother.  Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015.

Cardinal Sarah remains head of Vatican liturgy department after 75th birthday

Jun 19, 2020

Cardinal Robert Sarah said Wednesday he would continue to serve as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship beyond his... Read more

Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy. Courtesy of the Diocese of Duluth

Pope Francis names Rapid City administrator as bishop of Duluth, Minnesota

Jun 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Friday appointed Fr. Michel Mulloy as the next bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota.  Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass with his ill brother on feast of the Sacred Heart

Jun 19, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass with his ailing brother on the feast of the Sacred Heart during his... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Vatican urges Catholics into action on Pope Francis’ Laudato si’

Jun 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

With a new 200-page document, the Vatican is encouraging Catholics to put their faith into action to promote integral ecology... Read more

Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.

Benedict XVI visits his ailing brother in Germany

Jun 18, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is making a private visit to Germany to see his ailing brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Feb. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis thanks seafarers for their sacrifices during pandemic

Jun 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a video message Wednesday, Pope Francis told maritime workers their many sacrifices before and during the coronavirus pandemic have... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Financial authority updates Vatican offices on policies to fight money laundering

Jun 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Members of the Vatican's financial watchdog authority met this week to update offices on regulations to fight money laundering and... Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis: Discover the riches hidden in Jesus’ Sacred Heart

Jun 17, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Ahead of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to discover the riches of charity... Read more

Cardinal Turkson visits a Romani camp in Castel Romano June 13, 2020.

Cardinal Turkson delivers face masks, care packages to Romani families

Jun 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Peter Turkson delivered face masks and care packages over the weekend to Romani families in need on the outskirts... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Vatican officials grant bail to London property broker

Jun 15, 2020

The Vatican said Monday that officials had granted bail to the Italian businessman Gianluigi Torzi who was arrested as part... Read more

Pope Francis names lay finance expert as secretary of Vatican ‘central bank’

Jun 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Monday appointed Fabio Gasperini, an Italian financial adviser working at Ernst and Young, to the second-ranking position at... Read more

Bishop-elect Bruce Lewandowski.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore

Jun 10, 2020

Pope Francis named Fr. Bruce Lewandowski as an auxiliary bishop of Baltimore Wednesday.  Read more

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski at the tomb of St. Peter during an ad limina visit Nov. 7, 2019.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead St. Louis archdiocese

Jun 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appointed Wednesday Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead the Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis: God awaits us in our darkest moments

Jun 10, 2020

In our darkest moments God awaits us and is ready to transform us, Pope Francis said at his general audience... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis starts fund of 1 million euros for Rome’s unemployed after coronavirus

Jun 9, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

As Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has started a fund with 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to help those in... Read more