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Pope at Audience: God remains near to us in suffering when we pray

In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the witness of prayer as laid out in the Book of Psalms, saying the door to God’s heart is always open in our moments of pain.

Beatified teen showed that heaven is ‘attainable goal,’ cardinal says

Thousands sang and applauded as Italian teen Carlo Acutis was beatified in a town dear to him and to many Christians around the world: Assisi.

Pope’s intention for October: that women have greater leadership roles in the Church

Pope Francis releases a video message accompanying his prayer intention for October, the missionary month, in which he calls for the promotion of greater integration of the lay faithful, especially women, in areas of responsibility in the Church.

The Philippines to celebrate 500 years of Christianity only in 2021

On 14 April 2021, the Philippines will celebrate the first baptism in the country, which is featured in the logo of 500 Year of Christianity, led by the Archdiocese of Cebu.

Pope urges Catholics to pray the rosary amid “looming threats”

Holding his Wednesday General Audience on the feast of the Our Lady of the Rosary, 7 October, the Pope shared his thoughts on the Marian prayer.

Bishops say ‘Rosary for America’ Oct. 7 imperative for a country in crisis

Invoking Mary’s intercession for the U.S. together as Catholics is imperative for a country beset by multiple crises, said bishops participating a virtual “Rosary for America” Oct. 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.