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Latest stories: Holy Thursday

The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room/ Vatican Media. /

Priest with Cancer Dies 23 days After his Hospital Room Ordination

Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani, who was ordained to the priesthood in his hospital room on Holy Thursday with special permission from Pope Francis, has died of leukemia at the age of 31.

Pope Francis Tells Priests at Chrism Mass: "The cross is non-negotiable"

Pope Francis told priests at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican that “the cross is non-negotiable” when preaching the Gospel.

Pope celebrates Mass in St. Peter's on Holy Thursday. Credit: EWTN-CNA Photo/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool. /

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis Recalls Priests Dying amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Pope Francis recalled the priests who have lost their lives during the coronavirus crisis as he offered the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 9, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

Full Text: Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Homily

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Holy Thursday homily, delivered April 9 at the Basilica of St. Peter.