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The Pope’s rep: Why do so many people come to Medjugorje every year?

Polish Archbishop Hoser, who had denounced "demonic actions" of the mafias at the Marian pilgrimage site, begins His mission as apostolic visitator.

Pope picks 1st layman to head a Vatican department

Dicastery for Communication now led by Paolo Ruffini, a longtime journalist

A drawing of a cockatoo in a 13th-century Vatican manuscript reveals unknown trade routes

The illustration was penned by the Holy Roman Emperor's own hand.

Selena Gomez uses her vacation time to meet Pope Francis

Her friends shared their brief pilgrimage on social media.

US returns letter from Christopher Columbus to Vatican Library

We may never know how the letter was taken from the Vatican unnoticed.

The pope’s point man for Catholic social teaching talks about a just economic system

Father Bruno-Marie Duffé, the number two of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development, "OEconomicae et pecunariae questiones" ("Economic and Financial Questions" in Latin) wants …

Now that’s a lotta saints! Vatican’s “saint-maker” to retire after 913 canonizations

Happy birthday Cardinal Amato! He has reached the Church's retirement age of 80, and will retire after nearly 10 years leading the Saints' Congregation

Pope Francis and the boys

Photo of the Day: June 7, 2018

Synod of Bishops 2018: A special series of videos to binge-watch

Sponsored by the Synod of Bishops, Aleteia and TeleMATER partnered to make it happen!

Bambino Gesu hospital releases charter to protect the rights of terminally ill children

The Vatican's hospital is attempting to prevent any future cases like that of Alfie Evans.