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World Hunger “a crime that violates basic human rights”: Pope Francis to UN Chief

The pope called for a “new mindset” in the battle against malnutrition.

Iran and Poland compete in the volleyball tournament of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Tasnim News Agency via Wikimedia (CC BY 4.0). /

Pope Francis Offers Blessing to Athletes Competing in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

“In this time of pandemic, may these Games be a sign of hope,” the pope said.

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010. L'Osservatore Romano. /

Pope Emeritus Benedict Laments Lack of Faith within Church Institutions in Germany

The pope emeritus spoke about faith, worldliness, and the institutional Church.

Pope Francis greets an elderly woman during his general audience Dec. 19, 2018. Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

On Inaugural Grandparents’ Day, Pope Francis Says Elderly are not “leftovers from life”

“I worry when I see a society full of people in constant motion, too caught up in their own affairs to have time for a glance, a greeting or a hug,” Pope Francis said Sunday.

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of APSA. Alexey Gotovsky/CNA. /

Vatican Releases 2020 Consolidated Balance Sheets, Maintains “precautionary liquidity”

The Vatican's balance sheet showed a deficit of $78 million in 2020.

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus at the Vatican July 18, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA. /

Pope Francis: With Our Small Offering, Jesus Can Do Great Things

“It would be good to ask ourselves every day: ‘What do I bring to Jesus today?’” Pope Francis said.

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The Increasing Influence of Rome-based Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant'Anselmo

 The new secretary and undersecretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship both have studied at the Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo, an institute in Rome whose school of liturgy has had increasing influence in liturgical norms coming from the Vatican.

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“Do not abandon people of Mozambique”: Catholic Community Official amid Jihadist Attacks

Islamist terrorism threatens the future of Mozambique, according to a Catholic community aiding hundreds of thousands of refugees driven out by attacks.

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), Budapest, Hungary./ Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0. /

Vatican Unveils Program of Pope Francis’ 7-hour Trip to Hungary on September 12

The Vatican unveiled on Wednesday an intensive program for Pope Francis’ trip to Hungary on Sept. 12.

The opening of the Amazon synod at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Oct. 7, 2019./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

Members of Commissions Preparing 2023 Synod on Synodality Unveiled

The general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday named the members of three groups helping to prepare the 2023 synod on synodality.

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Meet Our Lady of Kibeho in Rwanda, The Only Approved Marian Apparition in Africa

There is only one Vatican-approved Marian apparition that took place on the African continent: Our Lady of Kibeho.

Ash Wednesday celebration at St. Patrick cathedral in Maiduguri, Feb. 26, 2020/ AFP/Getty /

Despite Danger, Clergy of Nigeria’s Maiduguri Diocese Ministers to Refugees of Terrorism

Father Joseph Bature Fidelis of the Diocese of Maiduguri is aware of the danger priests face from local Islamist terror groups.  

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept 2, 2015./ Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Seek Renewal amid “declining numbers and aging”: Pope Francis to Friars Minor

Pope Francis urged members of the Order of Friars Minor on Saturday to seek renewal as they face “the challenges of declining numbers and aging.”

Breaking: Pope Francis Issues Restrictions on Extraordinary Form Masses of Roman Rite

Pope Francis issued a motu proprio on Friday restricting Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

South Sudanese refugees queue to receive water at a refugee camp near Kosti, Sudan, June 2017./ Aid to the Church in Need. /

From Child Soldier to Catholic Priest: South Sudanese Cleric Who Lives to "give hope"

A Catholic priest is returning to the land where he was once abducted to “give hope to those who have lost hope.”

Pope Francis returned to the Vatican July 14 after 11 days in hospital following colon surgery./ Pablo Esparza/CNA. /

Pope Francis Discharged from Hospital, Returns to Vatican Residence after Surgery

Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Wednesday after spending 11 days in a Rome hospital to recover from colon surgery.

Fr. Elijah Juma Wada of Nigeria's Maiduguri Diocese who escaped from his abductors 8 July 2021/Credit: St. Paul Catholic Buma Parish / St. Paul Catholic Buma Parish

Nigerian Catholic Priest Who Escaped Nine-day Captivity “responding well to medication”

The member of the Clergy of Maiduguri Diocese who had been abducted June 30 and freed nine days later is “generally responding well to medication,” a Clergy of the Nigerian Diocese has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya./ Radio Okapi via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0). /

Late Congolese Cardinal was "a man of justice, peace, and unity": Pope Francis

Pope Francis paid tribute on Tuesday to the late Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, describing him as “a man of justice, peace, and unity.”

Pope Francis blesses a child in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 13, 2021./ Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Visits Children on Oncology Ward of Rome Hospital

Pope Francis on Tuesday met with children on the oncology ward of the Rome hospital where he is recovering after colon surgery.

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021/ Vatican Media /

Vatican: Pope Francis ‘continuing planned treatment’ on 10th Day in Hospital

On the pope’s 10th day in the hospital following intestinal surgery, the Vatican said that Pope Francis’ ongoing medical treatment would allow him to “return to the Vatican as soon as possible.”