Pope to hand out Bibles at Sunday of the Word of God celebration

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At his celebration of Mass for Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 24, Pope Francis will present a Bible to a professional soccer player, a… Read More

Sacred Scripture needs to be respected, valued, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In preparation for the Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 24, the Vatican issued recommendations for the day as well as reminders on respecting the… Read More

UPDATE: Pope ‘deeply saddened’ by twin suicide bombings in Baghdad

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his condolences to Iraqi President Barham Salih after two suicide bombings in Baghdad claimed the lives of dozens of people in a crowded… Read More

Vatican begins vaccinating residents of its homeless shelters

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the Vatican health service continued vaccinating Vatican residents and employees against COVID-19, it also began offering the vaccine to homeless people who live in Vatican-owned… Read More

Pope prays Biden works to heal divisions, promote human dignity

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that President Joe Biden would work to heal the divisions in U.S. society and promote human dignity and peace around the globe. “Under… Read More

World needs Christians to show what journey toward unity looks like, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Unity requires prayer, love and fighting the devil, who always sows division, Pope Francis said. The devil “fosters division everywhere and in every way” by tempting… Read More

COVID-19 and ecumenism: Pandemic prompts prayer, action

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The pandemic lockdowns and travel restrictions have had an impact on the Catholic Church’s relationships with other Christian churches, but the effects were not all bad.… Read More

‘Words can be kisses,’ but also ‘swords,’ pope writes in new book

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Silence, like words, can be a love language, Pope Francis wrote in a very short introduction to a new book in Italian. “Silence is one of… Read More

Bedside care: Rome priest chronicles ministering while sick with COVID-19

ROME (CNS) — Before Nov. 19, Father Valerio Bortolotti’s Facebook posts had been the usual updates and reminders about parish activities, formation courses and video-recorded Masses outdoors with lax mask… Read More

Papal trip to Argentina, Uruguay still on the table, pope tells ambassador

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told Uruguay’s new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to his native Argentina is still… Read More
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