Vatican tells young people to ask for ‘words of wisdom’ for Christmas
A social media campaign by the Vatican's Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life aims to encourage young people to reach out to their grandparents and older people. You can participate in the campaign by using the hashtag #aGiftOfWisdom. (CNS photo/Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life)

Vatican tells young people to ask for ‘words of wisdom’ for Christmas

Dicastery of Laity, the Family and Life launches campaign to encourage young people to reach out to grandparents, other older people

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Pope, in new book, talks about personal ‘lockdowns’ that changed his life
Pope Francis meets author Austen Ivereigh at the Vatican in October 2019. The pope collaborated with Ivereigh on the book, "Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future." In the book the pope said he experienced three "COVID moments" in his lifetime: lung problems that threatened his life when he was 21; his "displacement" in Germany in 1986 for studies; and when he was sent away to Cordoba, Argentina, for almost two years in the early 1990s. "Let Us Dream" will be published Dec. 1 by Simon & Schuster. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope, in new book, talks about personal ‘lockdowns’ that changed his life

"Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future," Pope Francis said he had experienced three "COVID moments" in his lifetime

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Mexican church, civic leaders: No pilgrims at basilica for Guadalupe feast
Mexican Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes conducts an online service via YouTube and television at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City March 22, 2020, after churches were closed during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Mexico's bishops, the Mexico City government and other religious and civil authorities have announced the closure of the basilica Dec. 10-13, 2020, due to COVID-19 concerns. Normally an estimated 8 million pilgrims visit the basilica for the Dec. 12 feast of the national patroness. (CNS photo/Henry Romero, Reuters)

Mexican church, civic leaders: No pilgrims at basilica for Guadalupe feast

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the world's most-visited Marian shrine, normally attracts 8 million visitors for the Dec. 12 feast day

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A better future: U.S. young adults join peers brainstorming on economy
Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, participates in the "Economy of Francesco" virtual meeting in this screen capture from YouTube Nov. 19, 2020. The meeting is a project of Pope Francis, who has called for a different kind of economy that better respects humanity and nature. The pope is scheduled to address the meeting Nov. 21. (CNS photo)

A better future: U.S. young adults join peers brainstorming on economy

Participants discuss pope’s call for "a different kind of economy: one that brings life not death, one that is inclusive and not exclusive”

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Mary shows how to turn fear into invitation to hear God’s call, pope says
Pope Francis leads his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Nov. 18, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Mary shows how to turn fear into invitation to hear God’s call, pope says

Pray like Mary, “in an attitude of openness with a heart open to God,” the pope said Nov. 18 during his weekly general audience.

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‘It has been completely disastrous’: second hurricane hits Nicaragua
Residents stand amid debris outside homes in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 17, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Iota. The Category 4 storm hit the coast of Nicaragua near the border of Honduras Nov. 16, causing storm surges and flooding and further damaging buildings already wrecked by Hurricane Eta. (CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

‘It has been completely disastrous’: second hurricane hits Nicaragua

Vulnerable communities have been devastated by loss of homes and crops

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Faith requires risks, helping others, pope says at Mass
Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates Mass marking World Day of the Poor in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Faith requires risks, helping others, pope says at Mass

Pope Francis delivered the message while celebrating Mass for the World Day of the Poor on Nov. 15.

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At audience, pope renews commitment to fight abuse
Pope Francis leads his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Nov. 11, 2020. A day after the Vatican released its extensive report on former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the pope renewed the Catholic Church's pledge to uproot the scourge of sexual abuse. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

At audience, pope renews commitment to fight abuse

"I renew my closeness to all victims of every form of abuse and the church's commitment to eradicate this evil," he said.

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Vatican report reveals omissions in Archbishop Vigano’s ‘testimony’
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States, talks with a U.S. bishop during the bishops' meeting in Baltimore in this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo. A Vatican report about former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick states that Archbishop Vigano did not follow instructions in 2012 to conduct an inquiry into allegations by a priest who claimed he was sexually assaulted by McCarrick. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

Vatican report reveals omissions in Archbishop Vigano’s ‘testimony’

Vatican report reveals omissions in ‘testimony’ of Archbishop Vigano, who called for pope’s resignation over handling of McCarrick allegations

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