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Pope Francis delivers his Easter message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 16.

Vatican City

Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms,” Pope Francis said before giving his solemn Easter blessing. With tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square April 16, the pope called on Christians to be instruments of […] Full Story

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Local News

  • Smyrna

    Tolton Ambassadors Atlanta celebrate blessing of icon

    SMYRNA—Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory blessed an icon of Father Augustus Tolton, a priest who served in the archbishop’s hometown of Chicago, April 5 at the Chancery of the Archdiocese. The icon, by artist Joseph Malham, will be displayed in the archdiocesan Office of Intercultural and Ethnic Diversity. Father Tolton, granted the title of “Servant of […] Full Story

  • Atlanta

    At Chrism Mass, archbishop blesses the oils, recognizes jubilarians

    ATLANTA—Priests of the archdiocese joined Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory for the Holy Week tradition of the Chrism Mass, celebrated Tuesday, April 11, at the Cathedral of Christ the King. During the Chrism Mass, Archbishop Gregory blessed the oils to be used for administering sacraments at each of the parishes in the archdiocese in the coming […] Full Story | En Español

  • Decatur

    Congolese priest completes study as neuropsychologist for homeland

    DECATUR—Religion and science have intertwined in Father Jean Ikanga’s life and it began with a fearful mother. The woman in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo desperately wanted help for her 9-year-old daughter, sick with “evil spirits.” Concerned by her story, he provided prayer and pastoral counseling but also asked the woman and her […] Full Story

  • Smyrna

    CCHD contest yields art that aims to make a difference

    SMYRNA—A cardboard cutout of Pope Francis greeted people arriving to judge the Catholic Campaign for Human Development Multimedia Art Contest at the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Atlanta March 16-17. Each year, CCHD sponsors the contest to help engage youth in exploring the causes of domestic poverty in the context of their faith. The theme […] Full Story