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Cardinal Piacenza, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, celebrates Mass Nov. 1, 2020, at Rome’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Third Millennium at Tre Fontane.

Vatican cardinal marks 70 years since proclamation of dogma of the Assumption

Catholics in Rome marked the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption Sunday with a solemn... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Gyumri, Armenia June 25, 2016.

Pope Francis: Mary’s Assumption was a 'giant leap for mankind'

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis said that Mary’s assumption into Heaven was... Read more

Assumption of the Virgin Mary, fresco painting in San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy.

What's the Assumption, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life... Read more

Korean cardinal to consecrate Pyongyang Diocese to Mary on Assumption

The Archbishop of Seoul, Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, has announced that he will consecrate the Diocese of Pyongyang to Our... Read more

Blessing of the Sea. Photo courtesy of St Mary Star of the Sea parish.

The annual Assumption tradition of blessing the sea

For hundreds of years, Catholic parishes in coastal cities have participated in the tradition of blessing the sea and praying... Read more

Holy Snakes! A Marian feast day's strange, stunning miracle

Every year, on the Orthodox feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, a monastery on a Greek island experiences a... Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of Mary and baby Jesus in St. Peter's Square during the general audience on Sept 9, 2015.

In Christ, Mary brings new joy and meaning to mankind, Pope says

On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the... Read more

A statue of Bernadette Soubirous and Our Lady of Guadalupe near the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France on May 15, 2015.

Lourdes increased its security for the Assumption

The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.  Read more

Mary. Artist Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Museu da Casa Brasileira. Wikimedia Commons.

France offering all Assumption Masses for the country's intentions

Following the wave of Islamist terror attacks that have bloodied France since last year, the country’s bishops have decided to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Gyumri, Armenia, June 25, 2016.

Pope prays for massacre victims in DRC

Pope Francis marked the feast of the Assumption of Mary by praying for the dozens of people massacred over the... Read more

Okla. Christians counter Satanic mockery of Virgin Mary with prayer

Another planned black mass and an additional satanic ritual in Oklahoma City is timed to mock a Marian feast and... Read more

Pope Francis prays before a statue of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 30, 2013.

For Pope Francis, Mary's greatness comes down to this one virtue

On the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis said that faith is the defining virtue of her greatness,... Read more

Mass at Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok 2013.

Thai Catholics encouraged to imitate Virgin Mary's faith life

Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai... Read more

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Spanish bishop calls for active charity on feast of Assumption

Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer... Read more

Pope Francis lays flowers at the foot of the statue of Our Lady of Lujan on May 8, 2013.

Pope tells nuns that they are like Mary, opening heaven

While visiting a convent of Poor Clare nuns yesterday, Pope Francis said that “a consecrated woman is a little like... Read more

Mikokoro Center, Nagoya, Japan.

Assumption speaks to Japan's Catholics, missionary says

The Feast of the Assumption is an important celebration for Catholicism in Japan because of its link to both death... Read more