The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life affirms his opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide but believes that to end confusion in the country, the Italian Parliament needs to make clear laws about withdrawing end-of-life care, his office said.
Rome Basilica Apologizes for Allowing Anglicans to Celebrate Mass
A “breakdown in communication” led to permission being given to a group of Anglican clergy to celebrate the Eucharist in Rome’s Basilica of St. John Lateran, said Auxiliary Bishop Guerino Di Tora of Rome, vicar for the basilica’s chapter.
Vatican Says Pope Francis Improving, Was Back at Work After Breakfast
The Vatican announced Thursday, March 30, that Pope Francis, after being admitted to the hospital the previous day for a respiratory infection, was showing signs of improvement and had spent the morning working and in prayer.
The Health History of Pope Francis
As Pope Francis continues to recover from his respiratory infection in Rome, his health issues and age have raised concern for many in the Catholic community.
Despite Skipping Trip, Pope Francis Urges Congo to Choose Peace Over Revenge
In a Mass celebrated for the Congolese community in Rome, Pope Francis urged citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to let go of hatred and resentment over current violence and past wrongs, and to choose peace instead.
Pope Names U.S. Jesuit to be Rector of Gregorian University in Rome
Pope Francis has named a U.S. Jesuit, Father Mark A. Lewis, to be the next rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
World Meeting of Families Opens June 22 in Rome and Online
The COVID-19 pandemic not only caused a one-year delay in holding the World Meeting of Families, it also prompted a look at new ways to involve Catholic families from around the world and to ensure that they take the lead in ministering to each other.
Bridgeport Priest Named Rector of U.S. Seminary in Rome
Msgr. Thomas W. Powers, vicar general of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been named rector of the Pontifical North American College, the U.S. seminary in Rome.
Cardinal: Saving Creation Requires Seeing Each Other as Brothers, Sisters
Fraternity is the path to salvation, said Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny.
With COVID-19 Waning, Vatican Urges Care With Holy Week Liturgies
With many, but not all, COVID-19 restrictions eased in many parts of the world, the Vatican asked bishops and priests to be prudent in their planning for Holy Week and Easter liturgies but offered no firm instructions.