Pope Francis once again will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper in a prison and will wash the feet of 12 inmates.

Americans have a new religious hero, Sr. Jean Dolores-Schmidt, a 98-year old nun who has served as the chaplain to the Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team for 25 years.

20 March 2018 | by Cindy Wooden, CNS

The first task of any bishop is prayer, says Pope

Bishops must flee from the temptation to be princes, said Pope Francis as he ordained three new bishops who will serve as papal nuncios, or ambassadors, in countries including South Korea


Professor Paul O’Prey, Roehampton’s vice-chancellor described their appointment as “a significant investment in expanding our already world-class reputation for excellent teaching and research in the arts and humanities.”

A ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture is to be installed inside the entrance of Methodist Central Hall in Westminster two years after the council rejected an application for a larger version of the artwork to appear outside to the general public.

Pope Francis has approved the Australian Church's first Plenary Council in more than 80 years to chart the future of Australian Catholicism following the gruelling five-year Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

19 March 2018 | by Cindy Wooden, CNS

Church needs the 'daring' of the young, says Pope

"We need to rediscover in the Lord the strength to get up after failure, to move forward, to strengthen hope for the future," Pope Francis said today at the opening of a week-long meeting with young people from all over the world in preparation for October's Synod of Bishops.


The film, produced for World Down’s Syndrome Day on 21 March, features 50 mums in the car with their four-year-olds singing and signing to Christina Perri’s lovesong ‘A Thousand Years’...

Pope Francis has written a highly personal letter to the people of Argentina thanking them for their support and good wishes on his fifth year as head of the Church and asking for forgiveness if he has offended them...

Pope Francis: 'Today's Gospel invites us to turn our gaze to the crucifix, which is not an ornamental object or a clothing accessory – sometimes abused! – but it is a religious sign to be contemplated and understood.'

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