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Cardinal Gregory: ‘These are the people I am called to love, care for, serve'

Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., takes possession of his titular Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rome, saying he is “deeply grateful” to the Pope for assigning this Church to him since she is the Patroness of the Church in the US.

Pope sends condolences upon death of Brazilian Cardinal Falcão

Pope Francis sends a telegram to express his condolences upon the death of Brazilian Cardinal José Freire Falcão, who died on Sunday at the age of 95.

Pope urges choices that ensure food, healthcare, living conditions for the poor

Pope Francis on Monday addressed a group of participants in the general assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, which is discussing, “Public Health in Global Perspective“.

St. Vincent de Paul: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 27, 2021

St. Vincent de Paul was born to a poor peasant family in the French village of Pouy on April 24, 1581. His first formal education was provided by the Franciscans. He did so well, he was hired to tutor the children of a nearby wealthy family. He used the monies he earned teaching to continue his formal studies at the University of Toulose where he studied theology. He was ordained in 1600 and remained in Toulose for a time. In 1605, while on a ship traveling from Marseilles to Narbone, he was ...

Pope on Diocesan Youth Day: ‘Arise, bear witness to Jesus with your lives’

Pope Francis releases his message for the 2021 Diocesan World Youth Day, and calls on young Christians to courageously bear witness to Jesus Christ, in the footsteps of St. Paul.

Pope prays for residents of La Palma island after volcanic eruption

Pope Francis appeals for residents of La Palma who have fled their homes following a volcanic eruption, with local authorities struggling to bring back some sense of normality to the Spanish Canary island.

Migrants freezing to death at Polish-Belarus border

At least five people have reportedly died along the Polish-Belarus border, where migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty are pushed back from the European Union.

Sts. Cosmas & Damian: Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sts. Cosmas and Damian were brothers, born in Arabia, who had become eminent for their skill in the science of medicine. Being Christians, they were filled with the spirit of charity and never took money for their services. At Egaea in Cilicia, where they lived, they enjoyed the highest esteem of the people. When the persecution under Diocletian broke out, their very prominence rendered them marked objects of persecution. Being apprehended by order of Lysias, governor of Cilicia, they underwent ...

Migrants & Refugees Day: Pope calls for ‘more inclusive world’

Pope Francis recalls the commemoration of the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, with Msgr. Robert Vitillo thanking the Pope for his message of openness and inclusion.

Pope at Angelus: Christian communion built by welcoming, not dividing

At the Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ exhortation to put aside judgements by pruning our inflexibility toward others.