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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

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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

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

Pope prays for victims of attack on church in Egypt

After a bomb blast killed nearly 30 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in Egypt, Pope Francis voiced his closeness to... Read more

Pope Francis blesses palms during Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square April 9, 2017.

This Holy Week, look for Jesus in those who suffer, Pope says

On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said that as Holy Week begins, we should contemplate not only the glory with which... Read more

Youth at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 2016.

Pope Francis challenges young people in April prayer video

Young people are the subject of Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for April, and in his prayer video presenting the... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis prays for Iraq as civilian death toll rises

With the battle for major ISIS strongholds heating up in Iraq, Pope Francis has voiced his closeness to the country,... Read more

A police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England.

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly London attack

After four people died in an apparent terrorist attack in London yesterday, Pope Francis has voiced his sorrow and solidarity... Read more

South Sudan bishop says nation's prayers must provoke change

Amid war, displacement and hunger, South Sudan's day of prayer must lead to true repentance, a leading Catholic bishop has... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday, 2015.

The Cross is more than jewelry – it's a call to love, Pope Francis says

On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a time to really contemplate the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us... Read more

Pope Francis thanks Fr. Giulio Michelini at the end of his Lenten retreat in Ariccia March 10, 2017. L'Osservatore Romano.

He's back! Pope Francis returns to Rome grateful for spiritual retreat

After spending a week in Ariccia with members of the Curia for their annual Lenten spiritual exercises, Pope Francis returned... Read more

Thousands pray for 13-year-old struck by falling tree in California

On Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, a rainstorm was raging in Orange County, California. During a lull in the storm, at... Read more

Pope Francis praying.

Pope Francis is going on retreat – and you can join in

As Pope Francis leaves Sunday to begin his annual Lenten retreat, Fr. Giulio Michelini, the priest leading this year’s spiritual... Read more

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Catholic chapel in NJ shopping mall closes its doors

A Catholic chapel that has served a New Jersey shopping mall since 1970 has scheduled its final Mass.    Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square June 22, 2016.

Pope Francis: to love your enemies, prayer is a game-changer

The path to holiness and sainthood, Pope Francis said, requires imitating Christ by loving our enemies and praying for those... Read more

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

This is the one thing Pope Francis says you can brag about

As children we are taught that bragging is bad, especially when we do it to people who have less than... Read more

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Pope lauds 'courageous' witness of abuse victim who forgave

In his preface for a book written by a survivor of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis once again lamented the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

This is how Pope Francis keeps his peace amid Vatican 'corruption'

In a lengthy, unscripted dialogue with 140 male religious superiors, Pope Francis admitted that there is “corruption” inside the Vatican,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope makes renewed plea on behalf of persecuted Rohingya minority

On Wednesday Pope Francis made an urgent appeal for prayer on behalf for all suffering due to slavery and exploitation,... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Pope: Be more than a mannequin when it comes to helping refugees

In his newest prayer video Pope Francis focused on the poor and refugees, saying we shouldn’t be like immobile mannequin’s... Read more