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As the first pope, did St. Peter write any encyclicals?

Most of the early Christian faith was handed on orally, but that didn't stop St. Peter from writing letters.

10 Quotes from recently canonized Pope Paul VI

His first official feast day is on May 29.

Papal blessings can now be requested online

The office that facilitates these blessings for the faithful has been around since the first centuries of the Church.

Paul VI, saint of healing unborn babies, will be celebrated each May 29

The date is not his day of death, which is often chosen for saints, but the anniversary of his priestly ordination

The first pope to be photographed was not afraid of new technology

Some were wary, but Pius IX had no qualms with his picture being taken.

He was given just months to live … until he started a special project and “met God”

A dying veteran decided that in whatever time he had left, he'd make a difference where he lived.

As members of a universal Church, we can’t be overly tied to geography

St. John Lateran dates back to Constantine, and the Church beyond Rome has celebrated its dedication since 1565.

10 Timeless names for your baby boy inspired by historical popes

Let these baptismal names of famous popes inspire your family's quest ...

Pope visits pope emeritus prior to another pope’s canonization

St. Pope Paul VI (as of Sunday) was the pope who made Ratzinger a cardinal

Meet Bepi: The oldest of a poor family who started parish formation classes and carried candy in his pockets

We know him as Pope St. Pius X, but his beginnings were humble, such that he reacted to being named a cardinal with "anxiety, terror and humiliation."

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