World News


World Youth Day 2016 in Poland will offer ‘Message of Mercy’
Mar 27 2015
A new airport, improved road and rail links, a fleet of dream buses and “Youth Bible” are among features projected for the Catholic Church’s 14th international celebration of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016.

Pope joins homeless people for private tour of Sistine Chapel
Mar 27 2015
The 150 visitors had just reached the Sistine Chapel at about 5 p.m. March 26, when Pope Francis walked through the door.

Mother, daughter killed in crash recalled for devotion to faith, family
Mar 26 2015
A mother and daughter who perished in the French Alps plane crash were remembered as “wonderful people.”

President, first lady to welcome Pope Francis to White House Sept. 23
Mar 26 2015
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House Sept. 23.

Pope mourns with families of Germanwings crash victims
Mar 26 2015
Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of the 150 passengers and crew of a Germanwings plane that crashed March 24.

Papal aide organizes special Sistine Chapel tour for homeless people
Mar 25 2015
The papal almoner, an archbishop who distributes charitable aid from Pope Francis, planned a special afternoon for about 150 homeless people.

Despite low Catholic marriage numbers, some see trend turning around
Mar 24 2015
The number of Catholic marriages in the United States is at its lowest point since 1965.

Paschal candle makers highlight symbolism, artistry in ancient craft
Mar 24 2015
Martin Marklin has been fascinated by paschal candles since he was an altar server.

Blood of Naples’ patron liquefies during pope’s visit to cathedral
Mar 23 2015
The blood of the fourth-century martyr, St. Januarius, is Naples’ most precious relic.

Pope preaches hope to Naples’ unemployed, immigrants, prisoners
Mar 23 2015
Hope is the first act of resistance to evil, Pope Francis told the people of Naples.