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‘Lots of tears’ at chapel services, says priest serving Parliament

"For some it was the first time they could sit down and reflect on what had happened. They didn't feel, until they got home last night, what had really happened," Father Pat Browne said. "They are very shaken people."

With new website, Franciscans opt for their own ‘hip-hop’ style

The March launch of the website is just phase one of a comprehensive project that will include opportunities for the public to interact with the friars and for the friars to reflect formally on how, when and why they communicate.

London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

After crashing the vehicle into railings, the British-born Muslim ran into New Palace Yard, near Parliament, where he fatally stabbed a police officer before he was killed by police.

Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

Many people are hoping Pope Francis will preside over the canonization ceremony during his visit to Fatima May 12-13.

Hardened hearts can turn believers into atheists, pope says

Not listening to God's voice can distance Christians from him and lead them instead to seek solace in worldly idols that offer only doubt and confusion, Pope Francis said.

Top Vatican officials attend child protection seminar

There is absolutely no excuse for not implementing concrete measures to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse, said Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston.

Make way for the Gospel: Vatican ensures media give the message

As the Vatican Secretariat for Communication works to unify Vatican media efforts, a key pastoral concern is to keep open all the channels that allow Pope Francis to speak to the world.

Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.

World faces pressing need to protect water, Vatican official tells U.N.

The right to clean water is a basic and pressing need for all people of the planet because without water "there is no life," said the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations.

Nairobi Catholics deliver aid to citizens in drought areas

The convoy, carrying 80 tons of food and supplies valued at nearly $78,000, included items donated by parishes in the Archdiocese of Nairobi, following an appeal by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops in February.