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Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin-Le Pas, Manitoba, stands up after receiving a pallium from Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, today, June 29, 2013. The pope presented woolen pallia to 34 archbishops during the liturgy. His Holiness Pope Francis gave the pallia to newly appointed Metropolitan Archbishops at the Mass celebrating the more
In October, 2012, Bishops from around the world met in Rome to discuss “The New Evangelization.”  It was a moment of great expectation in the Catholic Church, and for the first time in history the Vatican allowed two outside journalists to attend the closed sessions of a Synod of Bishops.  For the past six months more
Pope Francis greets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI inside the doorway of the Mater Ecclesia monastery in Vatican City. Benedict XVI returned to Vatican City for the first time after his resignation became official on February 28, 2013. — Photo courtesy of L’Osservatore Romano Photographic Service more
Pope Francis and Cardinal Agostino Vallini look on as a plaque is unveiled, dedicating the plaza in front of the Basilica of St. John Lateran to the last Pope John Paul II. The dedication ceremony took place just before the Mass during which Pope Francis officially took possession of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, more
Habemus Papam! At approximately 7:13pm (Rome time) on Wednesday March 13, 2013, the world has witnessed white smoke! Follow everything live at more
Sebastian prepares to interview Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the headquarters of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. Look for the interview to be featured in an upcoming S+L documentary about the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization. Cardinal Wuerl served as Relator General during the 2012 Synod. more
CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters CNS description: Pope Benedict XVI speaks to astronauts on the International Space Station from the Vatican via a video link May 21, 2011. more
A religious novice brings the child Jesus in during a visit of the Heralds of the Gospel to the Asilo Irmãos, home for the elderly in Maputo, Mozambique – Photo credit: Gustavo Kralj/GaudiumPress more
CNS file photo Pope Paul VI watches the moon landing at Castelgandolfo on 21 July, 1969. more
An altar girl holds a candle during Gaudete Sunday Mass at Sts. Pedro e Paulo Chapel in Maputo, Mozambique, one of the poorest in the Capital. According to the 2007 census, 56.1% of the population of Mozambique are Christian. Religious communities are dispersed throughout the country. – Photo: Gustavo Kralj/Gaudiumpress more