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Students, others lead efforts to persuade pope to visit Detroit in 2015
Sep 14 2014
A grass-roots effort is underway to persuade Pope Francis to come to Detroit.

Rome’s Non-Catholic Cemetery is also a resting place for the living
Sep 14 2014
A few steps away from Rome’s traffic jams, blaring sirens and sticky heat, the city’s Non-Catholic Cemetery is a garden of breezes and greenery.

Coalition hopes days of prayer, fasting will help bring peace to world
Sep 13 2014
The 22nd International Week of Prayer and Fasting will take place Sept. 20-28.

Vatican says pope will visit Turkey in November
Sep 12 2014
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis is planning to visit Turkey “in the last days of November."

Feast days of Sts. John Paul II, John XXIII added to universal calendar
Sep 11 2014
In light of “countless requests from every part of the world,” Pope Francis has approved putting Sts. John Paul II and John XXIII on the church’s universal calendar of feast days.

Pope appoints two U.S. priests to help tackle sexual abuse of minors
Sep 10 2014
Pope Francis appointed two U.S. priests to top positions at the Vatican for dealing with the sexual abuse of minors.

Pope: Just as God freely offers salvation, don’t give hoping to benefit
Sep 10 2014
Christians are called to help those who have nothing to give and love those who don’t love back, Pope Francis said.

Pope cites 3 lessons from Mary: Be joyful, help others, never give up
Sep 08 2014
The pope asked people to say “a Hail Mary from the heart” and to not forget to tell her “Happy Birthday!”

Sistine Chapel weathers fallout from ‘Francis effect’ on attendance
Sep 07 2014
Every 20 minutes, a group of almost 700 people is let into the room, which measures less than 6,000 square feet.

Ohio teen with Down syndrome on journey to serve at Mass in 50 states
Sep 06 2014
Kara Jackson, a 16-year-old altar server,is on a quest to serve at Mass in all 50 states.