World Mar 15

Vatican’s Holy Week to proceed but without public amid virus

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s Holy Week ceremonies will go ahead but without public attendance as Italy tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the Holy See said Sunday. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement that “as far as…

World Dec 25

Pope Francis delivers the "Urbi et Orbi" message from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, December 25, 2019. Photo by Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS
Pope offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

The pope told tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the annual Christmas Day message that "the light of Christ is greater" than the darkness "in human hearts" and "in economic, geopolitical and…

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