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Pope Francis received President-Designate of COP28 UAE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber on Oct. 11, 2023, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Releases Schedule for Pope Francis’ Trip to Dubai in December

Nov 9, 2023

The pope will visit the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city Dec. 1–3 where he will give a speech and meet world leaders.

Pope Francis meets with the leaders of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at the Vatican on Nov. 9, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Laments "innocent dead" in Holy Land Conflict

Nov 9, 2023

The Holy Father made the remarks during a meeting Thursday with a Catholic order of knighthood that supports the Holy Land.

International Union of Superiors General logo. | Credit: UISG

Religious Superiors from Around the World Meeting in Rome to Prevent Abuse

Nov 8, 2023

The Unions of Superiors and Superiors General have organized a workshop with the aim of “creating a culture of protection within religious congregations.”

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Vatican Joins Interfaith Declaration on Fighting Climate Change

Nov 8, 2023

The Holy See has signed an interfaith declaration on taking action to protect the environment during a religious summit held ahead of COP28.

Pope Francis speaks with the Conference of European Rabbis at the Vatican on Nov. 6, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Keeps Busy Schedule Despite Feeling "not well"

Nov 6, 2023

Pope Francis is continuing to keep a full schedule even as the Holy Father said he was not feeling well during a meeting Monday morning.

Pope Francis delivers the Sunday Angelus, Nov. 5, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Sunday Angelus: Pope Francis Warns against "duplicity of heart"

Nov 5, 2023

During the Sunday Angelus on Nov. 5, Pope Francis warned against living a double life, highlighting the dangers it presents for authentic Christian witness.

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner, after cutting the ribbon on a new "Pope's Laundromat" for the homeless. | Credit: Holy See Press Office

Pope Francis Opens Two New Laundromats for the Homeless in Turin, Italy

Nov 5, 2023

The new facilities include washers and dryers, detergent, hot showers, and a full range of personal hygiene products. 

Pope Francis delivers his Sunday Angelus message to about 20,000 faithful in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 22, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Here is What Pope Francis is Doing for the Week of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days

Oct 31, 2023

At the Vatican, Pope Francis will mark this holy and significant season with prayer and two liturgies.

Pope Francis thanks the delegates at the conclusion of the 2023 Synod on Synodality. | Credit: Vatican Media

Synod on Synodality 2023: Final Report Calls for Greater "co-responsibility" in Church

Oct 28, 2023

The Vatican’s nearly monthlong Synod on Synodality assembly concluded with members approving an ambitious text calling for greater “co-responsibility” among all believers in the evangelizing mission of the Church.

Synod on Synodality delegates meet in round table discussion groups Oct. 21, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

The Synod on Synodality’s Listening "method" Comes from the Jesuits

Oct 24, 2023

Synod on Synodality delegates in Rome this month are participating in a “conversation in the Spirit,” a method of communal discernment.

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Vatican Calls for Peace in Holy Land, Offers to Mediate Between Hamas and Israel

Oct 13, 2023

Vatican’s secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin said any mediation would have to take into account "the issue of Israeli settlements, security, and the issue of the city of Jerusalem."

Blessed Carlo Acutis. | Credit: Diocese of Assisi

10 Things You Should Know about Blessed Carlo Acutis

Oct 12, 2023

Who was Carlo Acutis? Was his body found incorrupt? Was he really a gamer? What did he play? Here are 10 things you should know about this popular Blessed.

Pope Benedict XVI. | Credit: Paul Badde/EWTN

Police: Suspect in Theft of Benedict XVI’s Pectoral Cross Arrested

Oct 7, 2023

A 53-year-old suspect has been arrested in the theft of Pope Benedict XVI’s pectoral cross.

Bishop Georg Bätzing addresses journalists on Sept 28, 2023. | Credit: Martin Rothweiler/EWTN Germany

German Bishops Conclude Tense Gathering with all Eyes on Synod on Synodality in Rome

Sep 29, 2023

Conscious of mounting tensions and open defiance around certain issues, the assembly in Wiesbaden served as a charged prelude to more significant debates.

The Church of St. Mary of the Isle, located in Douglas on the Isle of Man in Britain. | Credit: St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Douglas, by Andrew Abbott, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Pope Makes Church First Co-cathedral in History of British Isles

Sep 26, 2023

St. Mary of the Isle on the Isle of Man has become the first co-cathedral in the British Isles to share the title with the Archdiocese of Liverpool’s Cathedral of Christ the King.

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Spanish Priests Criticize Radio Personalities Who Say Mother Teresa Took Advantage of Poor

Sep 21, 2023

On Monday, a contributor to a Spanish radio station news program claimed that St. Teresa of Calcutta was part of a list of “bad people who did things well.”

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia holds up the reliquary with the liquefied blood of St. Januarius on the martyr bishop's feast day Sept. 19, 2023. The announcement that the blood had liquefied was made at the start of Mass in the Naples Cathedral by Abbot Vincenzo De Gregorio. | Screenshot / YouTube channel Chiesa di Napoli

Blood of St. Januarius “completely liquefied” on Tuesday, His Feast Day

Sep 19, 2023

The blood “is not an oracle to consult and even less a city horoscope whose function is to predict misfortune or fortune for the city,” one archbishop said.

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Everything You Need to Know about Pentecost

May 28, 2023

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church.  

A pilgrim venerates the incorrupt body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB, on May 20, 2023. Lancaster was recently exhumed in Gower, Missouri. | Credit: Kelsey Wicks/CNA / Kelsey Wicks/CNA

Body of Benedictine Sisters’ Foundress Thought to be Incorrupt

May 22, 2023

Hundreds of pilgrims have descended on a Benedictine monastery for religious sisters in rural Missouri in recent days after news began to spread on social media last week that the recently exhumed remains of the contemplative order’s African American foundress appear to be incorrupt, four years after her death and burial in a simple wooden coffin.

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Pentecost Novena: Here's How to Pray the First Novena

May 19, 2023

The first novena ever prayed is the Pentecost Novena, or the Novena to the Holy Spirit. This year, it begins on Friday, May 19, and concludes on Saturday, May 27.