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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace
May 24 2017
Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24.

Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador
May 22 2017
Unusually, the group of prelates announced by the pope May 21 includes an auxiliary bishop whose archbishop is not a cardinal.

Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump
May 19 2017
Despite a few pointed comments in the past, sparks are not expected to fly.

God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says
May 17 2017
God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring hope and joy, Pope Francis said.

Commission reportedly thought first seven Medjugorje visions were real
May 17 2017
Two of the 17 commission members thought the alleged visions after the period of June 24-July 3, 1981, were not supernatural.

Reports say Callista Gingrich will be nominated as Vatican ambassador
May 16 2017
If confirmed, Gingrich will succeed Ken Hackett, former head of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services.

Returning from Fatima, pope says he has doubts about Medjugorje
May 13 2017
Pope Francis said he has doubts about claims that Mary continues to appear in the village of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Fatima seers become church's youngest non-martyred saints
May 13 2017
Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners.

Vatican conference unites science and religion’s search for truth
May 12 2017
Science and religion are not at odds but are united in the continuing search for truth in unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos.

Devil, not invaders, biggest enemy at hand, pope tells Swiss Guard
May 08 2017
New recruits pledge to "faithfully, loyally and honorably" serve and protect the pontiff and, if necessary, sacrifice their lives for him.