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Pope Francis leads a prayer vigil for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Nov. 23, 2017.

Pope announces day of prayer, fasting for Congo and South Sudan

Feb 4, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis announced that the first Friday of Lent would be a day of prayer and fasting for... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

In February prayer video, Pope urges global leaders to resist corruption

Feb 1, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis in his latest prayer video places a spotlight on the problem of corruption, saying that it is the... Read more

Pope Francis greets members of the Rohingya Muslim community in Dhaka, Bangladesh Dec. 1, 2017.

Pope's latest prayer video highlights religious persecution in Asia

Jan 5, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has kicked off the new year by shedding light on the plight of persecuted religious minorities in Asia,... Read more

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

Pope Francis prays for victims of tragic bus accident in Peru

Jan 4, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Thursday Pope Francis offered his prayer for the 48 people who died in a massive bus accident in Pasamayo... Read more

Pope Francis says Our Father is poorly translated

Dec 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a video series for Italian television network TV2000, Pope Francis said that “lead us not into temptation” is a... Read more

Pope Francis visits the elderly in Rieti, Italy on Oct. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis is praying for grandparents this December

Dec 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his prayer video for the month of December, Pope Francis prays for grandparents and the elderly, urging people to... Read more

Pope Francis leads a prayer vigil for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Nov. 23, 2017.

Pope prays for peace, victims of war in Congo and South Sudan

Nov 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

With plans to visit South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year thwarted by ongoing conflict, Pope... Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians to be observed this Sunday

Nov 22, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced Sunday, Nov. 26 as a Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians.    Read more

Pope Francis during his Nov. 15, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: The Mass needs silence, not 'chit-chat'

Nov 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday, Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people around you before Mass, stressing that this... Read more

Police tape.

Sacramento bishop leads prayer after northern California shooting

Nov 14, 2017

Notifying his fellow bishops of “a terrible shooting” in his diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento led them in prayer... Read more

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

Pope prays for victims of massive earthquake on Iran-Iraq border

Nov 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

After an earthquake along the Iraq-Iran border left some 340 people dead and another 4,000 injured, Pope Francis voiced his... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis grieved by 'senseless violence' of Texas church shooting

Nov 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow after 26 people were killed at a Baptist Church in Texas over the... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis mourns victims in string of recent terror attacks

Nov 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

After nearly 40 people were killed in terrorist attacks this week in Somalia, New York and Afghanistan, Pope Francis voiced... Read more

Emergency personal respond after reports of multiple people hit by a truck after it plowed through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017 in New York City.

Cardinal Dolan calls New Yorkers to unite 'in faith and love’ after attack

Oct 31, 2017

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, has called New Yorkers to unity, prayer, and mutual respect after at least... Read more

Rosary.

He overcame prison and drug addiction - thanks to the rosary

Oct 25, 2017

A life of crime and drug addiction landed Khristian Briones, 39, in prison for ten years. During that time, he paid... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Somalia massacre

Oct 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday, Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country... Read more

An aerial view of homes that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on October 11, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California.

Pope Francis offers prayer for victims of California wildfires

Oct 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

With more than 20 deaths caused by the various wildfires devouring swaths of California, Pope Francis on Friday sent a... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

Pope Francis dedicates October to praying for the unemployed

Oct 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

Having dignified work is a topic Pope Francis has continuously returned to since his election, and it surfaced again in... Read more

A tele-prayer service for Catholics with mental illnesses

Oct 6, 2017

By Perry West

To recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability held a teleconference prayer service offering those with... Read more

Las Vegas bishop calls for prayer after mass shooting

Oct 2, 2017

On Monday, the Bishop of Las Vegas, Joseph A. Pepe, voiced grief over a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada,... Read more