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George Zenee watches over an entrance to Pope Francis Mass in Bethlehem's Manger Square on May 25, 2014

We came to pray with our Pope, says papal Mass volunteer

May 25, 2014

By Elise Harris

A leader of one of the Boy Scout troops manning the entrances to Pope Francis’ Mass in Bethlehem today explained... Read more

Icon of Mary written on wall dividing Israel and Palestine May 24, 2014

Bethlehem sisters call on world to pray for peace

May 24, 2014

By Elise Harris

The sisters who run the only children’s hospital on the West Bank have made it their mission to pray for... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014

Gift of knowledge attunes us to vision of God, Pope says

May 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit’s gift of knowledge, explaining that it enlightens our... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 13, 2013

New prayer released for Pope's Holy Land pilgrimage

May 7, 2014

The priest who is organizing Pope Francis’ upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land has written a special prayer for the... Read more

United States Supreme Court.

Supreme Court upholds freedom to pray at public meetings

May 5, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5 upheld the practice of voluntary prayer before public meetings by a 5-4 ruling,... Read more

Arabic iBreviary a 'gateway' to religious freedom, creator says

Apr 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

Fr. Paolo Padrini, creator of the iBreviary application, said that part of his goal for the recent release of the... Read more

Colorado State Capitol.

Radical abortion bill dies in Colo. Senate after call to prayer, action

Apr 16, 2014

Amid growing protests led in large part by the Catholic Church, the Colorado Senate on April 16 killed a controversial... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila concelebrating Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran March 8, 2012.

Archbishop urges prayer, action against Colo. abortion bill

Apr 12, 2014

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is asking the people of Colorado to spend 10 minutes in prayer and take concrete action... Read more

Pope Francis greets bishops during his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013

Holy Orders fosters a passionate love of the Church, Pope notes

Mar 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his weekly general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Sacraments, devoting today’s discourse to those who receive... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013

Pope Francis warns against the disguise of hypocrites

Mar 18, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned against those who appear to be holy but are in fact self-absorbed, explaining... Read more

Pope Francis

Pope's exercises highlight danger of worldly temptations

Mar 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

During Pope Francis’ spiritual exercises, Msgr. Angelo De Donatis focused his meditations on the Grace of God, warning against worldly... Read more

Pope Francis prays during his General Audience on Sept. 25, 2013

Fr. Lombardi: Pope is spending anniversary in prayer

Mar 13, 2014

By Elise Harris

In light of the Pope Francis’ first anniversary as Bishop of Rome, the Vatican has stated that the pontiff is... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Pope affirms that Mass is more than a mere 'representation'

Feb 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Do not justify sin by using other people, Pope warns

Feb 3, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the proper attitudes to have when we face difficult moments, stating that... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013

Letters to Pope read 'with the heart,' Vatican official says

Jan 31, 2014

By Elise Harris

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis receives a few thousand letters a week, which Correspondence Director Msgr. Giuliano Gallorini notes... Read more

His Beatitude Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (Center) participates in Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray... Read more

Pope Francis welcomes Benedict XVI back to the Vatican at Mater Ecclesia monastery on May 2, 2013

Benedict XVI still in the service of St. Peter, colleague says

Dec 13, 2013

By Elise Harris

Manfred Lütz, a close colleague of Benedict XVI, revealed in a recent interview that he is still in contact with... Read more

Shipwrecked man survives underwater for three days praying psalms

Dec 5, 2013

After a shipwreck off the coast of Nigeria, a 29-year-old man survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic... Read more

Colombians pray for baby girl who awoke in morgue

Nov 19, 2013

Colombians are joining together to pray and offer Masses for a 26 week-old baby who was pronounced dead by doctors... Read more

FOCUS to host DC and NYC prayer breakfasts

Nov 10, 2013

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students – known as FOCUS – will host two “REACH” prayer breakfasts in New York... Read more