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Pope Francis to visit Verona for a trip centered on peace and justice

The Verona Arena is illuminated at night on Aug. 3, 2018, in Verona, Italy. The Holy See Press Office on Monday, April 29, 2024, released the pope’s schedule for a one-day trip to the city scheduled for May 18, 2024, on the vigil of Pentecost.  / Credit: Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Rome Newsroom, Apr 29, 2024 / 11:30 am (CNA).

The Holy See Press Office on Monday released the pope’s schedule for the one-day trip scheduled for May 18 on the vigil of Pentecost.

Discover the hidden chapel in Rome where St. Catherine of Siena died

The hidden chapel where St. Catherine of Siena died in Rome is located in the Palazzo Santa Chiara on Via di S. Chiara, 14. / Credit: Courtney Mares/CNA

Rome, Italy, Apr 29, 2024 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Located around the corner from the Pantheon, the tomb of St. Catherine of Siena sits within the high altar of the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

Pope Francis’ visit to Venice showcases art as means of encounter, fraternity 

Pope Francis prays in front of the tomb of St. Mark the Evangelist inside St. Mark's Basilica in Venice on April 28, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Apr 28, 2024 / 09:35 am (CNA).

Pope Francis had a full slate of events Sunday during his day trip to Venice, Italy, a trip that tied together a message of unity and fraternity. 

Pope Francis arrives in Venice, meets with women inmates and artists

Pope Francis waves while traveling by boat in Venice, Italy, for a meeting with young people at the Basilica della Madonna della Salute on April 28, 2024. Earlier in the day he met with inmates at a women's prison. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Rome Newsroom, Apr 28, 2024 / 08:00 am (CNA).

Pope Francis opened his one-day visit to Venice Sunday with a meeting with female inmates where he reaffirmed the importance of fraternity and human dignity. 

Catholic movement in Italy dedicated to people ‘far from the Church’

Prayer house at San Simeone, Italy, September 2012. / Credit: Courtesy of Ricostruttori nella preghiera

Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA).

The Ricostruttori community in Italy runs houses of prayer for people who are “drawn to spirituality but far from the Church.”

‘Little miracle of Lille’: How a candlelight Mass gathers hundreds of young people every week in France

Every Tuesday evening at 10 p.m., between 800 and 900 students converge on the historic St. Joseph’s Chapel at Lille Catholic University for a candlelight Mass. / Credit: Courtesy of Prudence Cuypers

National Catholic Register, Apr 27, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA).

“The good makes no noise,” St. Francis de Sales would say of Lille’s candlelight Mass. 

Four German bishops resist push to install permanent ‘Synodal Council’

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne attends a German Synodal Way assembly on March 9, 2023. / Credit: Synodaler Weg/Maximilian von Lachner

CNA Newsroom, Apr 26, 2024 / 13:57 pm (CNA).

The four bishops, including Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne, instead appealed for unity with the universal Church. 

UK Catholic bishops discourage medical and social gender transition in pastoral statement

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CNA Staff, Apr 25, 2024 / 10:52 am (CNA).

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales followed the Vatican’s lead in their April 24 statement “Intricately Woven by the Lord.”

Priests’ talk show that sparked controversy over Pope Francis remarks now back on YouTube

One of the priests on “The Sacristy of the Vendée”show sparked a firestorm after quipping in February that he prayed that Pope Francis would “go to heaven as soon as possible.” / Credit: LSDLV

ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 25, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA).

Nearly two months ago, the priests featured on the Spanish-language talk show voluntarily suspended the program after a firestorm over one priest’s remarks.

Historic St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, will host Pope Francis this weekend

St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. / Credit: Canva

CNA Staff, Apr 25, 2024 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in St. Mark’s Square this Sunday in Venice and then privately venerate the relics of St. Mark the Evangelist inside the basilica.