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A Filipino teenager who died could be on his way to sainthood after the Vatican declared him a Servant of God, the first step in the process toward sainthood. The Congregation for Saints’ … more
Pope Francis said that he continues to visit retired Pope Benedict XVI, 92, who is like a grandfather who continues to encourage him and give him strength. “I take his hand and let him … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The memory and witness of Romania’s martyred bishops are a reminder that Christians are called to stand firm against ideologies that seek to … more
Pope Francis ended his second day in Romania with a festive meeting with young people and families that encapsulated his message of fostering dialogue between younger and older generations. After … more
At a Marian shrine in the heart of Transylvania, Pope Francis called on Romania’s Catholics to leave resentments behind and to embark on a journey of unity. Celebrating Mass June 1 at the … more
Suspected Muslim extremists attacked another Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing four people and raising the death toll among Christians to 20 in wave of violence in the West Africa … more
Pope Francis said he hopes his visit to Romania will strengthen the bonds of faith that unite Orthodox and Catholics in the country. The ties between the two Churches date back to the apostles … more
Catholic Church leaders welcomed the outcome of key European Union elections as endorsing their continent’s unity, but also called for stronger dialogue in European politics. “People … more
“Abortion is never the answer” to couples seeking a way to deal with a prenatal diagnosis of serious illness or disability, Pope Francis said. “Human life is sacred and … more
If the world is to win the fight against climate change, its leaders must stop profiting from fossil fuels that threaten the survival and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, Pope Francis … more
Pope Francis led thousands of pilgrims in prayer for a Spanish missionary sister killed in Central African Republic. While greeting French pilgrims attending his weekly general audience in St. … more
Presidents of the 22 Latin American and Caribbean bishops’ conferences have expressed their support for Pope Francis and their commitment to address the region’s challenges through … more
Two young men arriving for a Mass to be celebrated before a quinceañera in Mexico’s Veracruz state were shot dead as they entered the parish parking lot. It was the latest atrocity in … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO OF POPE FRANCIS. In a video recorded on the phone of the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to join the worldwide “Thy Kingdom … more
Pope Francis expressed his closeness to and prayers for the victims of a shooting at a Catholic Church in Burkina Faso, which claimed the lives of six people. “The Holy Father has learned … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Parishes and dioceses are now allowed to organize official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it must be clear that the Catholic Church … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world they need to send sisters on assignments that truly serve the Church … more
RELATED ARTICLE: Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for … more
While protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raged across the country, National Guard forces loyal to the embattled head of state launched tear gas at Churchgoers attending Mass at a … more
Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly being impeded by Mexican officials from reaching the U.S. border. Those migrants … more
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