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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

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

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

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

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

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

Pope Francis.

Vatican urges Venezuela to suspend constitutional revision

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

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

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

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

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

Candle Vigil.

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

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

Pope Francis.

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

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

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

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

Pope Francis condemns 'abhorrent' Kabul attack

After a major suicide bomb tore through a busy neighborhood in Kabul, killing at least 80 people, Pope Francis condemned... Read more

The outside of Manchester Arena. A bomb was exploded in the foyer at the end of a concert May 22, 2017,

Manchester bishop: There is 'no justification' for horrific attack (Updated)

After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theater in Manchester... 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 heightened violence in Central African Republic

On Sunday Pope Francis offered his prayer and support for victims of a recent jump in violence in the Central... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Want to join Mary in battle? Pray the rosary, cardinal says at Fatima

At a vigil Mass with tens of thousands gathered in the Portugal town of Fatima, Cardinal Pietro Parolin delivered a... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Kidnapped Indian priest pleads for help in new video

Fourteen months after his kidnapping in March 2016, Salesian priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil has appeared in another video asking for... Read more

Six sisters from the Institute of Allied Discalced Carmelites of the Holy Trinity currently living and working on the St. John Paul II Center.

Mexican nuns of new order open first US convent in Denver

It seems providential that a new order of Discalced Carmelite nuns, whose charism is to know and to make known... Read more

Prayer candles.

Global bishops unite in prayer following Egypt church bombings

Following the murder of Christians in Egypt through two bombings during Palm Sunday liturgies, bishops around the world joined Pope... Read more