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Why is everyone talking about Pope Francis’ trip to L’Aquila?

Pope Francis sat at the front of the congregation in St. Peter's Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost on June 5, 2022. / Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Jun 6, 2022 / 10:07 am (CNA).

The pope will visit the central Italian city on Aug. 28.

Bishop of Kyiv after 100 days of war: 'Please, let us not stop praying for Ukraine' 

A young girl draws on the wall of a destroyed house in the village of Andriivka, Kyiv region, on June 3, 2022 on the 100th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sergei Chuzavkov/AFP via Getty Images) / Sergei Chuzavkov/AFP via Getty Images

Rome, Italy, Jun 3, 2022 / 16:50 pm (CNA).

The fighting in Ukraine has entered a new phase, and some are losing interest —and hope.

Vatican asks for suspension of ordinations in French diocese

Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon / Claude Truong-Ngoc via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Rome Newsroom, Jun 3, 2022 / 11:00 am (CNA).

The Vatican has asked a diocese in southern France to suspend its ordinations of priests and deacons scheduled for this month after a “fraternal visit” of the diocese.

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ tomb permanently reopened for public viewing

Carlo Acutis’ tomb is opened for public veneration in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 1, 2020. Photos courtesy of Assisi diocese. / null

Rome Newsroom, Jun 2, 2022 / 07:25 am (CNA).

Visitors to Assisi can once again see the first millennial to be beatified in the Catholic Church, dressed in jeans and tennis shoes, through a viewing glass on his tomb.

Pope Francis congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on her platinum jubilee

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace as the troops march past during the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022. / Jonathan Brady/Getty Images

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 2, 2022 / 06:21 am (CNA).

Queen Elizabeth II, England's longest reigning monarch, has met five popes in her lifetime, four of them as queen.

Here's how Catholics will pray for Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Vatican, April 3, 2014. / Lauren Cater/CNA.

Denver Newsroom, Jun 1, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

As the United Kingdom prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years as monarch, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released prayers for the occasion.

The Missionaries of Mercy are growing — and their ministry is changing lives

Pope Francis greets Father John Paul Mary Zeller during a meeting with Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on April 25, 2022. / Vatican Media.

London, England, Jun 1, 2022 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Pope Francis established the Missionaries of Mercy in 2015.

Muslim and Protestant politicians receive Communion at German Catholic event

Bishop Gebhard Fürst of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany. / Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart.

Stuttgart, Germany, Jun 1, 2022 / 02:45 am (CNA).

Organizers of the German March for Life said they were barred from having a stall.

Real Madrid offers European Cup to the Virgin of Almudena

Real Madrid offers the Champions League trophy to Our Lady. / Archimadrid / Luis Millán

Lima, Peru, May 31, 2022 / 12:25 pm (CNA).

Real Madrid CF returned Sunday to Spain after winning the EUFA Champions League final, and offered the Virgin of Almudena both this trophy and that it won April 30 by winning the Spanish football league.

Pope Francis prays rosary for peace in Ukraine and around the world

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022. / Vatican Media.

Rome Newsroom, May 31, 2022 / 11:10 am (CNA).

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world.