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Archbishop Arthur Roche at the Vatican press office on Feb. 10, 2015.

Vatican liturgy chief: Traditional Latin Mass ‘abrogated by Pope St. Paul VI’

Nov 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Arthur Roche was replying to a letter from a cardinal. Read more

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus message on Nov. 7, 2021

Pope Francis: ‘Free the sacred from its ties with money’

Nov 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a reflection on the Gospel of the “widow’s mite,” Pope Francis spoke about hypocrisy and giving our all to... Read more

Pope Francis greets a couple during a meeting with members of the Retrouvaille marriage ministry Nov. 6, 2021

Pope Francis: Crisis in marriage is an ‘opportunity,’ not a ‘curse’

Nov 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met members of the marriage ministry Retrouvaille, which helps struggling couples overcome difficulties in their relationship. Read more

Pope Francis inaugurates the new art gallery at the Vatican Apostolic Library, Nov. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Church must bear witness to the importance of beauty’

Nov 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope inaugurated a new art gallery at the Vatican Library. Read more

A finance trial involving 10 defendants opens at the Vatican on July 27, 2021.

Vatican finance trial: Defense says there are ‘omissions’ in video files

Nov 5, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Lawyers representing six of the 10 defendants said: ‘The deposited material is ... still incomplete.’ Read more

Bishop-elect Mark A. Eckman

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Diocese of Pittsburgh

Nov 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fr. Mark A. Eckman is pastor of Pittsburgh’s Resurrection Parish. Read more

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Leronymos look at the sea from Lesbos on April 16, 2016.

It’s official: Pope Francis will travel to Cyprus and Greece in December

Nov 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The five-day trip will include a stop on the Greek island of Lesbos. Read more

Pope Francis meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at Vatican on Nov. 4, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at Vatican

Nov 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Holy See has long supported a two-state solution. Read more

Sr. Raffaella Petrini meets Pope Francis.

Pope Francis names Franciscan sister to No. 2 position in Vatican City State

Nov 4, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sr. Raffaella Petrini is the first woman to be secretary general of the Vatican’s governorate. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for recently deceased cardinals and bishops, Nov. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis offers Mass for souls of 208 deceased bishops, cardinals

Nov 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘Some of them have died as a result of COVID-19,’ the pope noted. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis calls for ‘process of conversion’ in the Church to prevent all forms of abuse

Nov 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that ‘the culture of death’ leads to sexual abuse. Read more

The Vatican Apostolic Library, pictured on Feb. 24, 2016.

Vatican to open contemporary art gallery in historic papal library

Nov 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will inaugurate the gallery on Nov. 5. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to pray in November for people suffering depression

Nov 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The condition affects an estimated 280 million people worldwide. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The supreme rule regarding fraternal correction is love’

Nov 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope continued his catechetical cycle on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on April 17, 2013.

Pope Francis to COP26: ‘Now is the time to act, urgently, courageously, and responsibly’

Nov 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said he had hoped to attend the meeting, but it ‘was not possible.’ Read more

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Pope Francis: Free children from ‘brutal yoke of labor exploitation’

Nov 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

An estimated 112 million children work in agricultural settings. 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 led the Angelus for All Saints' Day from a window above St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis on All Saints’ Day: True happiness is found by following Jesus

Nov 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis gave a special Angelus address for the Catholic feast of All Saints’ Day. Read more