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News Briefs: January 7, 2023

Papal Calendar for 2024 VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As the new year begins, Pope Francis will be the oldest reigning pope since the early 1900s and the third oldest in […]

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News Briefs: December 24, 2023

Pope Says He’ll Be Buried Outside the Vatican VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis said he has decided to be buried in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major instead of […]

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Vatican Officials Explain How, When Same-Sex Couples Can Be Blessed

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – A Catholic priest can bless a gay or other unmarried couple as long as it is not a formal liturgical blessing and does not give the […]

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Pope marks 800th anniversary of Nativity scene, asks prayers for Holy Land

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Away in a cave near Greccio, Italy, St. Francis of Assisi had the first Nativity scene — a live one – staged for the faithful on […]

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News Briefs: December 17, 2023

Pope Invokes Korean Martyrs Ahead of WYD VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In preparation for World Youth Day 2027, South Korea’s young Catholics must maintain the Christian witness of their country’s […]

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News Briefs: December 10, 2023

Pope Prays as Fighting in Holy Land Resumes VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The end of the temporary cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas “means death, destruction, misery,” Pope Francis said […]

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Pope: Humanity Must Build Alliances Supporting Peace, Creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The world needs people to build alliances that are not against others but are in favor of everyone, Pope Francis told faith leaders at the U.N. […]

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News Briefs: December 3, 2023

Pope Recovering After ‘Pulmonary Inflammation’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis is breathing easier after undergoing intravenous antibiotic treatment for pulmonary inflammation, the director of the Vatican Press Office said […]

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News Briefs: November 26, 2023

March for Life Announces 2024 Theme WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) – The March for Life’s theme for its 2024 event will be “Pro-Life: With Every Woman, For Every Child,” the […]

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News Briefs: November 19, 2023

Pope Joins Knights, Dames of Holy Sepulchre in Praying for Peace VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis joined leaders of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in […]

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Pope Removes Bishop Strickland Following Vatican Investigation

By Maria Wiering and Peter Jesserer Smith (OSV News) – Pope Francis has “relieved” Bishop Joseph E. Strickland from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, the Holy See […]

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10 Takeaways from the Synod’s Synthesis Report – and Why They Matter

By Peter Jesserer Smith (OSV News) – The Synod of Bishops’ first session at the Vatican has concluded, with its results wrapped up in a 41-page “halftime report” for the entire Church […]