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Star Wars The Force Awakens Poster.

Prayer ad before Star Wars movie gets nixed in the UK

An Anglican effort to show an ad of the Lord's Prayer in movie theaters before the upcoming Star Wars movie... Read more

Pope Francis.

Using God’s name to justify violence is 'blasphemy,' Pope Francis says

On Sunday Pope Francis again expressed shock and sorrow for Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, condemning the acts as an... Read more

Police survey the area of Boulevard Baumarchais after an attack in the French capital on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France.

Catholics unite in prayer as Paris terror siege continues

Amid devastating attacks at locations throughout Paris, Church leaders are calling for prayer.  Read more

Pope Francis bowed in prayer in St. Peter's Basilica on September 2, 2015.

Pope Francis leads synod in praying for peace in the Middle East

This morning, Pope Francis offered one of the synod’s daily moments of prayer for peace in the Middle East, and... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

Full Text : Vespers with Pope Francis in New York City

Pope Francis will pray the Evening Prayer at a Vespers service on Thursday, September 24th at 6:45 pm, ET, at... Read more

Pope Francis in prayer during the Liturgy of the Passion on Good Friday at St. Peter's Basilica, April 3, 2015.

Doctrine and pastoral care go hand-in-hand, Pope Francis reminds theologians

The Church's teaching and her pastoral ministry are not opposed, Pope Francis said in a video message on Thursday, even... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis mourns death of 71 migrants who suffocated in abandoned truck

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis lamented the death of 71 migrants – mostly from war-torn Syria – whose... Read more

Pope Francis embraces a baby during the general audience in St. Peter's Square on August 26, 2015.

'Teach your children how to pray!' Pope tells parents

On Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his weekly catechesis on the family, saying that parents have the responsibility to teach their... Read more

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

Pope Francis assures his prayers, solidarity after deadly Bangkok attacks

After two bombings this week in the Thai capital of Bangkok left several dead, injured and fearful of other attacks,... Read more

Cardinal Laszlo Paskai.

Pope Francis mourns death of Hungarian Cardinal Laszlo Paskai

In a letter of condolence Pope Francis has offered his comfort and prayer to the Church of Hungary following the... Read more

College students and others gather in prayer across the street where a gunman attacked a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 17, 2015.

After deadly Chattanooga shooting, bishop rallies 'shaken' community to prayer

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville is calling the faith community to prayer after Thursday’s fatal shooting at a military recruiting... Read more

People hold hands during a rally lead by faith leaders in front of Baltimore City Hall on May 3, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

For Catholics in West Baltimore, the only answer to violence is community

After unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, Catholics stepped up to restore their communities... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis donates $100,000 to Nepal relief efforts

After Saturday’s massive earthquake devastated the Southeast Asian country of Nepal, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum has offered financial assistance... Read more

JPII Rosary.

After vision of Christ, Nigerian bishop says rosary will bring down Boko Haram

A Nigerian bishop says that he has seen Christ in a vision and now knows that the rosary is the... Read more

A young religious sister prays at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

Power of prayer: Contemplative cloisters coming to Crimea?

It’s been one year since fighting broke out in Ukraine. The death toll has surpassed 6,000. Almost 1 million people... Read more

Faithful in India's Miao diocese pray in a candlelight vigil for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, March 1, 2015.

Indian diocese joins with Pope Francis in praying for persecuted Christians

A remote diocese under the shadow of the Himalayas joined hands with Pope Francis' prayer for persecuted Christians in the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Pope Francis back from Ariccia with new seeds planted

After a weeklong spiritual retreat outside of Rome, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the priest who led the reflections,... Read more

Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan ordains a Syro-Catholic priest in Istanbul, Turkey Nov. 28, 2014.

Patriarch urges prayer after at least 90 Christians kidnapped in Syria

With reports circulating saying that ISIS forces have kidnapped at least 90 Christians from villages in northeast Syria, Patriarch Ignatius... Read more

How Catholics, Lent, and bowls of rice are changing the world

Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program aims to continue its forty-year Lenten tradition of supporting hunger relief – and one... Read more

Pope Francis praying.

Pope offers Mass for murdered Coptic Christians, hails them as 'martyrs'

Pope Francis offered his Tuesday morning Mass for the repose of the souls of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by... Read more