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Pope Francis departs on Apostolic Journey to Iraq

The Pope boarded an Alitalia A330 at Fiumicino airport on Friday morning to begin his visit to the Middle Eastern nation of Iraq. The papal plane took off at 7:45 AM,...

Pope appeals for release of 317 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

Speaking at the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis forcefully condemned the “vile kidnapping of 317 girls” in Nigeria’s Zamfara State. He invited everyone to...

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: “There are not two Popes”

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy, which became effective eight years ago, [28 February 2013] was a “difficult choice,” but made “in full...

Cardinal Turkson appointed member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See

The Holy Father has appointed as members of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, His Eminence Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, prefect of the...

Pope appoints new Archpriest of Saint Peter’s Basilica

The Holy Father has named Cardinal Mauro Gambetti as Vicar General for His Holiness for Vatican City, Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter and President of...

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah from the post of prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the...

Pope at Ash Wednesday Mass: ‘Lent is a journey of return to God’

As the Church begins the holy season of Lent, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Ash Wednesday, with the blessing and imposition of ashes. In his homily, the Holy Father...

Holy See advocates for empowerment of women

The Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Monsignor Janusz Urbańczyk, has called for the...

Holy See calls for just and equitable distribution of vaccines

Vaccines were developed as a public good and must be provided to all in a fair and equitable manner, giving priority to those who need them most. This is what the...

Covid-19: Pope grants priests permission to say four Masses on Christmas Day

A decree published on the website of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is intended to allow for more Masses to be said on...

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