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Arizona state capitol in Phoenix.

Satanist ploy fails in Phoenix as city council reinstates prayer

Mar 3, 2016

By Mary Farrow

After a heated debate last month, the decision to replace public prayer with a moment of silence at Phoenix City... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his March 25, 2015 general audience.

Pope Francis cancels appointments due to a slight fever

Feb 25, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Thursday Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ announced that after Pope Francis celebrated his usual morning Mass, he canceled... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Jan. 10, 2016.

Pope Francis: It's not us, but God who takes the first step

Jan 31, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis said that it’s the weak and vulnerable who are most valuable in God’s eyes, and stressed... Read more

Interfaith leaders hold objects expressing their beliefs in Pope Francis' video message on prayer for interreligious dialogue.

In first prayer video, Pope stresses interfaith unity: 'We are all children of God'

Jan 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

The Pope’s first-ever video message on his monthly prayer intentions was released Tuesday, highlighting the importance of interreligious dialogue and... Read more

Star Wars The Force Awakens Poster.

Prayer ad before Star Wars movie gets nixed in the UK

Dec 4, 2015

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

Nov 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

Nov 13, 2015

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

Oct 9, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

Sep 24, 2015

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

Sep 4, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

Aug 30, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

Aug 26, 2015

By Ann Schneible

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

Aug 19, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

Aug 18, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

Jul 17, 2015

By Matt Hadro

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

May 5, 2015

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

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

Apr 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

Apr 21, 2015

By Alan Holdren

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?

Mar 14, 2015

By Kate Veik

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

Mar 3, 2015

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