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Pope Francis takes part in an ecumenical prayer with migrants at the Parish Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 3, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis in Cyprus: We Encounter Jesus in the Faces of Migrants

Dec 3, 2021

Four migrants shared their testimonies with the pope.

Pope Francis addresses the authorities, civil society, and diplomatic corps at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 2, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Tells Cypriot Authorities He is Praying for "the peace of the entire island"

Dec 2, 2021

The Mediterranean island divided by a U.N. buffer zone.

Pope Francis meets young people of the Scholas Community at Rome’s Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Nov. 25, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Attends Student Play on How the Pandemic has Affected Young People

Nov 27, 2021

The pope watched a show called ‘The faces of the pandemic.’

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris. Ibex73 via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Archbishop of Paris in France Asks Pope Francis to Decide His Future

Nov 26, 2021

Archbishop Michel Aupetit has denied a report concerning his contacts with a woman in 2012.

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Nigeria's Removal from Watch List “retreat” from Religious Persecution Fight: Congressman

Nov 24, 2021

The decision to remove Nigeria from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” was “totally unjustified,” and a backwards step in the fight against religious persecution, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said in a speech Nov. 23.

Pope Francis addresses the Italian bishops’ conference in Rome, Nov. 22, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Speaks to Italy’s Catholic Bishops in "strictly private" Meeting

Nov 23, 2021

Pope Francis gave the bishops a card with a meditation called ‘The Beatitudes of the Bishop.’

Our Lord Christ the King parish in Cincinnati, Ohio, was the first in the world to have a church with that name. An earlier church building gained that distinction in 1926. This is a photo of the current church, built in the 1950s. Courtesy of Amber Dawson

Here's the Story of How the Feast of Christ the King Came About

Nov 20, 2021

While the concept of Jesus Christ being King is as old as the Gospels, the feast is fairly recent in the Roman Catholic calendar. 

The flag of Nigeria on a military uniform. Bumble Dee/Shutterstock.

Religious Freedom Advocates "appalled" as State Department Removes Nigeria from Watch List

Nov 18, 2021

Rights groups have documented thousands of killings of Nigerian Christians.

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 28, 2019. Evandro Inetti/CNA

In New Book, Vatican-based Guinean Cardinal Calls Catholic Priests to Spiritual Renewal

Nov 18, 2021

‘If priests, if society look to God, then I think things will change,’ he said.

Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, is partnering with the Catholic University of South Sudan (shown in the photo above) in the city of Yambia. Courtesy of Father Ibiko Morris Masiri

Catholic University of South Sudan and Seton Hall Partner to Foster Joint Initiatives

Nov 13, 2021

Seton Hall University and the Catholic University of South Sudan have entered into a partnership aimed at fostering student and faculty exchanges, joint research efforts, and other initiatives.

Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, Italy, Nov. 12, 2021. Vatican Media.

"It is time that the poor be given back their voice": Pope Francis in Assisi

Nov 12, 2021

The pope met with a group of more than 500 poor people from across Europe.

French bishops’ conference president Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort kneels in a sign of penance at Lourdes, Nov. 6, 2021. Valentine Chapuis/AFP via Getty Images.

French Catholic Bishops Announce "vast program of renewal" after Abuse Report

Nov 8, 2021

The bishops knelt in an act of penance in Lourdes.

Pope Francis meets with a group of French bishops on their ad limina visit to Rome, Oct. 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges French Catholic Bishops to Console Victims in Wake of Abuse Report

Nov 5, 2021

The bishops are currently meeting in Lourdes.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Rome campus of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Nov. 5, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Let Christ’s Love Shine Through your Care of the Suffering: Pope Francis to Catholics

Nov 5, 2021

The pope celebrated Mass at a Catholic university hospital in Rome.

The ordination of Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali to the Catholic priesthood in London, England, Oct. 30, 2021. @UKOrdinariate Twitter account.

"A moment of great joy": English Cardinal Ordains Ex-Anglican Bishop as Catholic Priest

Oct 30, 2021

Fr. Michael Nazir-Ali was ordained at a Mass at an ordinariate church in London.

Pope Francis and Joe Biden meet at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021. Vatican Media.

U.S. President Joe Biden Says Pope Francis Told Him to "keep receiving Communion"

Oct 29, 2021

According to multiple reports, President Joe Biden on Friday said that Pope Francis told him to “keep receiving Communion.”

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016. Vatican Media

Pope Francis "has spoken differently" than Biden on Abortion: U.S. White House

Oct 27, 2021

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Oct. 29 meeting with Pope Francis, a White House spokeswoman acknowledged on Wednesday that “the pope has spoken differently” than Biden on abortion.

The beatification Mass of Fr. Juan Elías Medina and 126 companions in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba in Córdoba, Spain, Oct. 16, 2021. Diocese of Córdoba.

Beatification of 127 Spanish Civil War Martyrs Shows "profound spiritual wealth"

Oct 26, 2021

Fr. Juan Elías Medina and 126 companions, who were martyred during the Spanish Civil War, were beatified this month in Córdoba.

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez. CEC

Nun Released after Years of Captivity in Mali Thanks God, All Who Facilitated Her Release

Oct 19, 2021

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five years, posted Sunday on Twitter thanking God and all those who made possible her liberation.

Children in South Sudan participating in the rosary campaign. ACN

"One million children praying rosary": Kids Join Rosary Initiative Inspired by Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.