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Liturgical reform is ‘irreversible,’ Pope proclaims

Pope Francis told an Italian audience on August 24 that “we can assert with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible.” Speaking at Italy’s...

Philippine army retakes cathedral from Islamist militants

ISIS-affiliated Maute militants stormed the cathedral in Marawi on May 23 and took the vicar general and other Catholics hostage. They remain in captivity.

Pope reveals he sought counseling, in new book-length interview

Pope Francis speaks about his consultation with a psychologist, the influence that women have had in his life, and other personal topics in a new book-length interview to be published next...

US bishops denounce Trump’s ‘reprehensible’ decision to end program for children of immigrants

The Pope’s apostolic journey to Colombia (Sept. 6-11): links to itinerary, text of all talks

Pope’s first day in Colombia: stress on reconciliation

In the first full day of his visit to Colombia, September 7, Pope Francis said that he was making “a journey of peace and reconciliation,” and spoke consistently about the need for...

New papal document could re-ignite debate on liturgical translations

Pope Francis has amended the Code of Canon Law to give national bishops’ conferences the primary role in approving the translations of liturgical texts. The motu proprio Magnum Principium, released...

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