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Pope Francis prays the rosary before an icon of Our Lady of Help in St. Peter's Basilica May 1, 2021.

Reform may be coming to the chapter of St. Peter’s Basilica

That members of the chapter of St. Peter’s Basilica were prevented from participating in Pope Francis' rosary for the end... Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican: Commission overseeing reform of office managing St. Peter’s completes work

The Vatican has said that a commission overseeing reform of the office managing St. Peter’s Basilica has completed its work. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen expresses ‘pain and indignation’ at St. Peter’s Basilica private Mass restrictions

Cardinal Joseph Zen has expressed “pain and indignation” at restrictions on private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, saying that if... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019.

Cardinal Sarah asks Pope Francis to reinstate individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

Cardinal Robert Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St.... Read more

Cardinal Fernando Filoni celebrates Mass in suffrage of Mother Angelica at the Choir Chapel in St. Peter’s Basilica on March 27, 2021.

Cardinal hails Mother Angelica’s ‘extraordinary’ creativity on fifth anniversary of her death

Cardinal Fernando Filoni has highlighted the “extraordinary creative capacities” of EWTN founder Mother Angelica on the fifth anniversary of her... Read more

An empty St. Peter's Basilica

Private Mass restrictions come into force at St. Peter’s Basilica

The restriction of private Masses in the upper side chapels of St. Peter’s Basilica has come into force Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Questions continue over decree ending private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

After the Vatican Secretariat of State issued a decree on March 12 banning the practice of private Masses in the... Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

St. Peter's Basilica to end private Masses, restrict Masses in extraordinary form

A new letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State has banned the private celebration of Masses at side altars in... Read more

A worker cleanses St. Peter's Basilica ahead of its reopening.

St. Peter’s Basilica is sanitized ahead of reopening to public

Ahead of its eventual reopening to the public, St. Peter’s Basilica is being cleaned and sanitized at the direction of... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica and square closed to public March 10, 2020.

Italian police close St. Peter's Square to public

The Italian police closed St. Peter’s Square Tuesday following the Italian government decree extending quarantine measures to all of Italy... Read more