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Italian poet Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) in a detail from a painting by Domenico di Michelino. Public domain.

Pope Francis: revisit the ‘Divine Comedy’ in Dante’s anniversary year

Pope Francis said Saturday that the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri should inspire people to rediscover the... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child at the general audience on Oct. 10, 2018.

Pope Francis: Every human has an irrepressible dignity

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of each person’s dignity Friday in his message for World Communications Day.  Read more

Dante portrait by Domenico di Michelino.

Dante's biggest fans? The 'poet of popes' and his legacy at the Vatican

With this year marking the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s birth, the Vatican is taking a closer look the author... Read more

Romeo and Juliet.

Author finds Catholic themes in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Editor and author Joseph Pearce's new work, “Shakespeare on Love,” sees the Catholic presence in “Romeo and Juliet” and corrects... Read more