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Past articles by Junno:

At morning Mass, Pope Francis offers prayers for unemployed

As countries continue to reel from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis offered prayers for the men and women who have been unable to work. → Read More

Pope prays for pastors to find ways to minister amid pandemic

During this time of coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis is calling for prayers not only for our elected leaders who are dealing with the crisis, but also for religious who are trying to provide spiritual sustenance for their flocks. → Read More

Deaf survivors call on Vatican to release documents on abusers

Three former students at a school for the deaf in Argentina traveled to Rome to demand Pope Francis and Vatican officials release records on priests who abused them and other students. → Read More

Pope: God's kingdom is for the poor in spirit, not the proud of heart

People who recognize and embrace their spiritual poverty will inherit the kingdom of God, not those who place their trust in the comforts of this world. → Read More

Vatican donates masks to China to combat coronavirus outbreak

"The masks are destined to the provinces of Hubei, Zhejiang and Fujian." → Read More

Pope Francis: Remembering the Holocaust is ‘a duty’

During his visit to Poland in 2016, the pope visited the Auschwitz death camp, where he prayed in silence and met with survivors of the Holocaust. → Read More

Pope Francis to diplomats: Amid threat of war, world must not give up hope

The pope also addressed the political crises in Latin America, including Venezuela, where he said he hoped "efforts to seek solutions will continue." → Read More

Pope Francis prays for dialogue as tensions mount between the U.S. and Iran

“War only brings death and destruction. I call on all parties to keep alive the flame of dialogue and self-control and avoid the shadow of enmity.” → Read More

Saint of the day: Gregory Nazianzen

St. Gregory Nazianzen, pray for us! → Read More

Inclusion of ‘ecological sin’ in catechism prompts debate

Ecological sin was discussed at length during Synod of Bishops for the Amazon in October → Read More

Pope calls on leaders, tech giants to protect kids online

The "spread of images of abuse or the exploitation of minors is increasing exponentially, involving ever more serious and violent forms of abuse." → Read More

Celibacy is a gift, not an obstacle, indigenous priest says

"People from any culture that exists in the world can live celibate lives." → Read More

Calumny, slander is a 'diabolical cancer,' pope says

The act of bearing false witness to destroy someone is an attack against the body of the church, Pope Francis said. Christians who engage in calumny are like those responsible for the martyrdom of St. → Read More

Pope Francis: Calumny a ‘diabolical cancer’

"We know that calumny always kills," said the pope. → Read More

Synod leaders: Church must seek new paths in Amazon

The synod, scheduled for Oct. 6-27, will focus on "Amazonia: New paths for the church and for an integral ecology." → Read More

Pope Francis: Lofty titles do not guarantee entrance to heaven

"'Look, Lord, I belonged to this association; I was a friend of that bishop, of that cardinal, of that priest.' No, titles do not count; they do not count." → Read More

Vatican investigates sexual abuse allegation against Chilean president’s uncle

The investigation will determine the credibility of an accusation of abuse allegedly committed “more than 50 years ago” by Archbishop Pinera who, at 103, is the oldest living bishop in the world. → Read More

Pope Francis allows ill girl to run around stage undisturbed at weekly audience

The pope told his security detail to "let her be. God speaks" through children. → Read More

Vatican media reform focuses on synergy and cooperation

With the recent appointments of Matteo Bruni as the new director of the Holy See Press Office and Cristiane Murray as vice director, the Vatican is taking another step forward in its continuing efforts to reform its communication structures. → Read More

Cardinal John Henry Newman to be canonized in Rome Oct. 13

Pope Francis will declare Blessed John Henry Newman, the 19th-century British cardinal, a saint Oct. 13. → Read More