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Pope Francis installs cross in Vatican for migrants who died in Mediterranean Watch

Image of Pope Francis installed inside the Vatican palace a cross with a life jacket molded to it Dec 19 2019

Pope Francis Thursday hung a cross encircled by a life jacket inside a Vatican building in memory of migrants and refugees who have lost ... continue reading

Benedict XVI creates foundation for Catholic journalism in Germany Watch

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In what came as a surprise to many members of the Catholic elite in Germany, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has launched a foundation for ... continue reading

Pope Francis and UN Secretary General record video urging religious freedom, climate protection Watch

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Pope Francis and the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres recorded a video message together at the Vatican Friday in which ... continue reading

Pope Francis surprises high school students before Christmas break Watch

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Pope Francis Friday made a surprise visit to a high school in Rome, where he spoke to about 800 students and answered questions about war, ... continue reading

Former Continuing Anglican bishop to be received into the Catholic Church Watch

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Gavin Ashenden, a former Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in the Church of England who was consecrated a bishop in a Continuing Anglican ... continue reading

Accused nuncio to France resigns post Watch

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Pope Francis Tuesday accepted Archbishop Luigi Ventura's resignation as apostolic nuncio to France. Ventura was accused of sexual assault ... continue reading

Pope Francis: Our Lady of Guadalupe is 'woman, mother, and mestiza' Watch

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Pope Francis celebrated Dec. 12 Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, at which the pope mentioned that ... continue reading

Pope Francis celebrates 50th ordination anniversary by honoring his mentor Watch

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Fifty years ago on Dec. 13, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was ordained a Jesuit priest in Argentina. As pope, he will celebrate his ordination ... continue reading

Pope Francis taps Minnesota farm boy to lead Sioux Falls diocese Watch

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Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Joseph Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and appointed Minnesota priest Fr. ... continue reading

How the Church is honoring pilots and the 'flying' house of the Virgin Mary Watch

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At first glance, pilots and plane passengers have little in common with the Holy House of Mary in Loreto, Italy. Loreto, Italy, (CNA) - At ... continue reading

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