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

Pope mourns victims of 'senseless' Las Vegas shooting

Oct 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Monday, Pope Francis offered his condolences and spiritual support to victims of a deadly shooting in Las Vegas that... Read more

Mexican bishops join in prayer, grief after second deadly earthquake

Sep 20, 2017

Following Mexico’s second major earthquake in two weeks, bishops in the country called for prayers and solidarity, asking Our Lady... Read more

St. Louis archbishop leads prayer for peace after violent protests

Sep 19, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of St. Louis led an interfaith group of religious leaders in prayer for peace and justice on Tuesday,... Read more

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Bishop urges prayer for victims of Washington school shooting

Sep 14, 2017

Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane has urged Christians to pray for the victims of a Sept. 13 high school shooting,... Read more

Hurricane Harvey, as seen from NOAA GOES satellite over Texas, 10 am, Aug 25, 2017.

Cardinal DiNardo: Pray for everyone enduring Hurricane Harvey

Aug 26, 2017

The arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Texas is a time for prayer, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has said.  Read more

Guam's Catholics pray for peace amid ongoing threats from North Korea

Aug 17, 2017

In the face of North Korea’s threats to bomb the island of Guam, the Catholic faithful have gathered in parishes... Read more

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Pope Francis, Spanish bishops offer prayers after Barcelona terrorist attack

Aug 17, 2017

Catholic leaders voiced prayers for victims after a van sped into a crowd of people in the Las Ramblas tourist... Read more

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

Pope prays for victims, rescue workers of Sierra Leone mudslide

Aug 16, 2017

By Elise Harris

With hundreds dead and nearly 600 more still missing as a result of a giant mudslide that ravished Sierra Leone's... Read more

Calls for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville

Aug 12, 2017

The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Bl. Paul VI beneath St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 6, 2017.

Pope Francis visits Blessed Paul VI's tomb on anniversary of his death

Aug 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday morning Pope Francis descended to the grotto beneath St Peter's Basilica, where many past Popes are buried, to... Read more

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

Pope Francis offers prayers after deadly Nigeria attack

Aug 7, 2017

After a bloody attack at a Catholic Church in southern Nigeria left 11 dead and several more wounded, Pope Francis... Read more

Participants in the Jubilee for Circuses perform for Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Hall on June 16, 2016.

Artists take center stage in Pope's latest prayer video

Aug 5, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has dedicated the month of August to praying for artists, praising them in his latest prayer video as... Read more

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Vatican urges Venezuela to suspend constitutional revision

Aug 4, 2017

By Elise Harris

As tensions and deaths continue to rise in Venezuela over the government's push to re-write their constitution, the Holy See... Read more

Security footage shows man threatening to kill nun in a Brooklyn church

Jul 6, 2017

Police are investigating a possible hate crime after a man threatened to kill a nun who was praying inside a... Read more

Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square with Pope Francis on Nov. 12, 2016.

Pope dedicates July to praying for those distant from the faith

Jul 5, 2017

By Elise Harris

In his prayer video for the month of July, Pope Francis has asked Christians to join him in praying for... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope asks for parents' wishes to be respected in Charlie Gard case

Jul 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

Stepping into what has turned out to be a tumultuous legal battle involving a UK couple's push for a say... 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 deadly Tehran attacks

Jun 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

After twin terrorist attacks killed at least 17 people in Tehran, Iran, earlier this week, Pope Francis condemned the 'barbaric'... Read more

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Imams, religious leaders voice 'utter disgust' after London attack

Jun 6, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

More than 130 imams and religious leaders throughout the UK have joined voices in strongly condemning recent terrorist attacks in... Read more

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Pope dedicates June to praying for an end to the arms trade

Jun 5, 2017

By Elise Harris

In his latest prayer video, Pope Francis again issued a harsh condemnation of the arms trade, calling on global leaders... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on September 2, 2015.

Pope prays for victims of terror attack in central London

Jun 4, 2017

Pope Francis offered his prayers after Mass on Pentecost Sunday for the victims of the terrorist attack at London Bridge.  Read more