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What has Pope Francis changed about Mass intentions? A CNA Explainer

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Here’s what a recent clarification from the Vatican’s Apostolic Penitentiary means. Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Feb. 14, 2015.

Cardinal clarifies exceptions to ban on private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jun 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti said that requests from groups “with particular and legitimate needs” may be allowed. Read more

An empty St. Peter's Basilica

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

Mar 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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