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Bishop Joseph Obanyi of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya, Credit: Catholic Diocese of Kakamega

Catholic Church Not Competing with Others on Health Matters: Bishop in Kenya

Feb 14, 2022

The Catholic Church can collaborate with the government in handling health-related matters, a Bishop in Kenya has said, adding that such collaboration does not place the Church in competition with other stakeholders.

A detail from a painting of Marthe Robin (1902-1981). Alessandro Guzzi via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Papal Delegate to Govern Group Co-founded by French Catholic Mystic

Feb 12, 2022

The Foyers de Charité movement was founded by Marthe Robin and Father Georges Finet.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France. Célian de La Rochefoucauld via

Pilgrims Couldn’t Visit Lourdes. So a Drone Photographer Took Lourdes to Them

Feb 11, 2022

How a young French Catholic overcame the limits of the coronavirus lockdown.

Pope Francis prays after opening the Holy Door in St. Peters Basilica Dec. 8, 2015 launching the extraordinary jubilee of mercy. LOsservatore Romano.

Pope Francis Calls for "great symphony of prayer" Ahead of 2025 Jubilee Year

Feb 11, 2022

He said he hoped that 2024 would see an outpouring of prayer.

Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Pope Pius XII on Nov. 2, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Recalls Powerful Message from His Predecessor, Pius XII, 70 Years Later

Feb 10, 2022

Pius XII made a landmark radio broadcast on Feb. 10, 1952.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 9, 2022. Vatican Media.

The Dying Need Palliative Care, Not Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide: Pope Francis

Feb 9, 2022

He said that the ethical principle ‘applies to everyone, not just Christians or believers.’

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. | Franco Origlio/Getty Images News.

Vatican Symposium to Explore Relationship Between Priests and Laity

Feb 9, 2022

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, has organized the meeting.

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Human Trafficking has Created "an open wound on the body of Christ": Pope Francis

Feb 8, 2022

His remark came on the International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking.

Timothy P. Schmalz with his sculpture ‘Let the Oppressed Go Free.’. Courtesy of Timothy P. Schmalz.

St. Josephine Bakhita Sculpture Shines Light on Reality of Human Trafficking

Feb 8, 2022

The ex-slave’s feast day is celebrated on Feb. 8.

Pope Francis meets members of Rome’s Pontifical Lombard Seminary at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on Feb. 7, 2022. Vatican Media.

Don’t "remain barricaded in the sacristy": Pope Francis to Priests

Feb 7, 2022

He praised the example of Pius XI, elected pope 100 years ago.

Pope Francis releases a dove after praying for the victims of war in Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media. null

Respond to Conflict "with the sign of fraternity": Pope Francis

Feb 4, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden also issued a message marking the International Day of Human Fraternity.

Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves. Office of Communication Society of Jesus.

Vatican Says Peter’s Pence Donations Fell by Around 15% in 2021

Jan 28, 2022

Peter’s Pence is an annual collection to finance the pope’s charitable works and other priorities.

Pope Francis meets members of the Catholic Factchecking consortium at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Jan. 28, 2022. Vatican Media.

Being "properly informed" on COVID-19 Vaccines is a "human right": Pope Francis

Jan 28, 2022

‘Fake news has to be refuted, but individual persons must always be respected,’ he told a Catholic fact-checking group.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 26, 2022. Vatican Media.

Never Condemn a Child: Pope Francis to Parents at Wednesday General Audience

Jan 26, 2022

He encouraged parents to turn to St. Joseph for help, including those whose children are of ‘different sexual orientations.’

Pope Francis presides at the celebration of Second Vespers of the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul at Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, Jan. 25, 2021. Vatican Media.

"The Lord wants us to trust one another": Pope Francis

Jan 25, 2022

The pope was preaching at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Four martyrs are beatified at a Mass in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Jan. 22, 2022. Camilo Freedman/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images.

Pope Francis Honors Newly Beatified El Salvador Martyrs for their "heroic example"

Jan 25, 2022

Father Cosme Spessotto, Father Rutilio Grande, and two lay companions were declared blessed.

Pope Francis listens to a boy called Emanuele at St. Paul of the Cross parish, Rome, on April 15, 2018. Vatican Media.

Global Synodal Path "a great opportunity to listen to one another": Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2022

He made the remark in his 2022 World Communications Day message.

St. Irenaeus of Lyon. Wolfymoza via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Pope Francis Declares St. Irenaeus 37th Doctor of the Church, with Title "Doctor of Unity"

Jan 21, 2022

The saint is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Jan. 21, 2022. Vatican Media.

The Church is Firmly Committed to Justice for Abuse Victims: Pope Francis

Jan 21, 2022

His comments came a day after the publication of the Munich abuse report.

St. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 130-202). Public Domain.

It’s official: St. Irenaeus to be Declared a Doctor of the Church

Jan 20, 2022

Pope Francis is expected to proclaim Irenaeus a ‘Doctor of Unity.’