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Pope to Nobel laureates, world: Fraternity is stronger than hatred
Pope Francis told Nobel peace laureates gathered at the Vatican to promote a spirit of fraternity that conquers feelings of hatred that lead to violence.
Don't stop at synod: Continue participating, says Catholic women's leader
Catholic News Service spoke with Mónica Santamarina, the new president general of the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations, about the global network's priorities...
Pope doing well after abdominal surgery, asks for continued prayers
The Vatican said Pope Francis is doing well the morning after undergoing abdominal surgery. He expressed his gratitude for the well wishes and prayers received.
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...
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...
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 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...
Evangelizer's strength comes from practicing what one preaches, pope says
Continuing his series of audience talks about zeal for evangelization, Pope Francis pointed to Jesuit Father Matteo Ricci, the 16th-century missionary to China, as an...