New martyrs include religious priests, laity martyred in 20th century

Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of six religious priests and brothers and seven laypeople who were killed in the 20th century "in hatred of the faith," clearing the way for their beatification.

World needs stories of truth, peace, inspiration, pope says

With fake news becoming ever more sophisticated, people need the wisdom, courage and patience to discern and embrace constructive stories,
Pope Francis said.

Pope decries 'barbaric resurgence' of anti-Semitism

Pope Francis condemned the "barbaric resurgence" of anti-Semitism and criticized the selfish indifference that is creating the conditions for division, populism and hatred.

Open source: Vatican wartime archives ready for new batch of scholars

After decades of anticipation, the Vatican archives are ready to welcome, starting March 2, scores of scholars wishing to study documents related to the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII.

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