U.S. and Spanish journalists will lead Vatican press office

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named two experienced journalists — including its first female vice director — to lead the Vatican press office.


Knights of Columbus launch novena for peace in response to U.S. shootings

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNA/EWTN News) — In the wake of violence across the nation this week, the Knights of Columbus have issued a campaign encouraging people to join them in praying for peace.


Vatican says no changes foreseen in direction priests face during Mass

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Recent comments by a high-ranking Vatican official have sparked questions about the direction priests should face while celebrating Mass, but the Vatican spokesman said Pope Francis has made it clear no changes are foreseen.