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Pope Francis undergoes successful three-hour surgery for hernia
Pope Francis was recovering well from a surgery without any complications. He was already working and making jokes, asking the chief surgeon in jest: "When are we doing...
As Pope Francis Recovers From Surgery, U.S. Bishops’ President Offers Prayers for the Holy Father
Child and Youth Protection
Bishop Chairmen Call on Lawmakers to Protect Children Online
Pope plans to write document dedicated to St. Thérèse of Lisieux
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth and the 100th anniversary of the beatification of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, whose relics were in St. Peter's Square...
U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman on the Anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
Pope has quick medical checkup at Rome hospital
Pope Francis spent the morning of June 6 at Rome's Gemelli hospital for scheduled tests.
Pope Francis Names New Auxiliary Bishops of San Diego
Pope asks Catholics to welcome everyone, create communion
One way to understand the Holy Trinity, Pope Francis says, is to imagine a family gathered together where life is shared. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are joined in...
A host of sacramental statistics: Vatican tracks practice of the faith
The Vatican has an office dedicated to collecting statistics from every diocese around the world; the numbers are compiled into a yearbook and include a look at Catholic...
St. Peter's Basilica opens exhibit on Marian coronations
Someone put a crown on Michelangelo's Pietà? Crowning images of Mary, especially icons, was a practice begun in the 1600s and soon overseen by the Vatican. Now the office...