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Lockdown has increased risk of grooming, abuse of minors, says expert

Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a member of the Pontifical Commision for the Protection of Minors, has said that vulnerable minors must be protected against online predators during the pandemic. → Read More

On 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Pope Francis calls for ‘ecological conversion’

The pope dedicated his catechesis April 22 to a reflection on the human and Christian responsibility to care for the Earth, humanity’s common home. → Read More

Pope Francis prays family relationships thrive while stuck at home

Pope Francis prayed for families who are cooped up in their homes and for all those who are ill with COVID-19. → Read More

Churches, chaplains, nuns have unexpected role in COVID-19 crisis

The Church of All Saints in Bergamo -- located in a cemetery in Italy's hardest-hit Lombardy region -- has had to open its doors to dozens of coffins containing the remains of people who died of COVID-19. → Read More

Pope Francis: Governments need prayers to make hard decisions about coronavirus

Pope Francis asked people to pray for government officials and leaders who are tasked with making critical decisions and taking drastic measures that may make people unhappy. → Read More

Pope Francis urges priests to tend to the sick and health care workers during coronavirus epidemic

Due to coronavirus precautions, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at his residence without people who normally attend it. → Read More

Vatican sends abuse experts to Mexico to help church in safeguarding

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna of Malta, adjunct secretary of the doctrinal congregation, will be accompanied by Spanish Father Jordi Bertomeu Farnos, a congregation official, on a visit to Mexico City March 20-27. → Read More

Pope Francis: Shut off cellphone, open Bible for Lent

Lent is a time to remove all distractions and bitterness from one's life in order to better hear God and those who suffer silently and need help, Pope Francis said. → Read More

Integral development for all is a moral duty, Pope Francis tells leaders at Davos

The pope's message was read to the assembly Jan. 21 by Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development → Read More

Pope Francis to diplomats: Set aside indifference and fear in order to build peace

Speaking to the group of diplomats, the pope dedicated his brief talk to "the path to peace" → Read More

West Virginia bishop meets Vatican official to discuss predecessor’s amends

Bishop Brennan was one of nearly 40 bishops in Rome for a regularly scheduled series of meetings with the pope → Read More

Pope Francis: More must be done to include women in church bodies

The role of women must be more than just "functional," the pope said. → Read More

Economy lacking ethics leads to ‘throwaway’ culture, Pope Francis tells Council for Inclusive Capitalism

"An economic system that is fair, trustworthy and capable of addressing the most profound challenges facing humanity and our planet is urgently needed," he said in a speech addressed to members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism during an audience at the Vatican Nov. 11. → Read More

Pope Francis prays for eventual visit to South Sudan and for peace in Bolivia

"The South Sudanese people have suffered too much these past years and are awaiting—with great hope—a better future, especially the permanent end of conflicts and a long-lasting peace," Pope Francis said. → Read More

Pope Francis says success in protecting ozone layer offers lessons for the future

The pope's message was addressed to those attending a meeting of state parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. → Read More

Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders sign declaration against euthanasia

Representatives from the Catholic and Orthodox churches and the Muslim and Jewish faiths signed a joint declaration at the Vatican reaffirming each religion's clear opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. → Read More

Pope Francis: Church can resolve conflicts with the help of the Holy Spirit

The church resolves conflicts and discerns God's will by patiently listening, discussing and deciding under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said. → Read More

U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a "referendum" on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people there, U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston said. → Read More

Pope Francis: The Christian battle is against evil, not people

When Catholics attack other members of the church, they are hurting Christ, Pope Francis said. → Read More

U.S. officials seek greater cooperation with Vatican on religious freedom

Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human trafficking are three major issues the Vatican and the U.S. administration agree on and on which they will continue to coordinate efforts, panelists said at a joint symposium. → Read More