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Norway: both snow and ashes fall during outdoor Mass

The Bishop of Trondheim in Norway celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass outside under the snow, thus allowing as many people as possible to participate. This was the first time since last March that a Mass was held in Trondheim with more than 10 people participating.

Pope Francis: With faith, prayer and penance we overcome evil

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis explained how the Word of God shows us the path to live fruitfully the 40 days of Lent we have just embarked upon.

Pope Francis meets with Auschwitz survivor

Hungarian author Edith Bruck, now almost 90 years old, has lived in Italy for many years. In January, L'Osservatore Romano interviewed her for Holocaust Memorial Day. Struck by her witness, Pope Francis on Saturday decided pay her a visit at her home in Rome's centre.

Pope authorizes eight decrees concerning candidates for sainthood

Pope Francis on Saturday authorized the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate eight decrees, including a decree confirming a miracle.

Pope: Caring for others a ‘vaccine’ against individualism

In a letter addressed to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Pope Francis remembers doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel who have died in the performance of their duties during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pope appoints new Archpriest of Saint Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Mauro Gambetti as new Archpriest of Saint Peter's Basilica, accepting the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Comastri.

Zollner: Day for victims of abuse an important moment for the Church

Father Hans Zollner, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, speaks to Vatican Radio about the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse, which many bishops' conferences observe on the first Friday of Lent.

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah

Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Lent: A time to reflect, change and be renewed

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, offers his Lenten reflection.

Twenty years ago: Jorge Mario Bergoglio is created cardinal

Twenty years ago, on 21 February 2001, Pope Saint John Paul II created forty-four new Cardinals – including the then - Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Looking back at the homilies and speeches of Cardinal Bergoglio, we see themes and reflections that have become important priorities in his pontificate.