Apr 13, 2016 - 05:30 am .- With a last-minute trip to Lesbos just days away, Pope Francis remembered the refugees and residents of the Greek island during his general audience address, and asked for prayers ahead of his one-day journey.
Apr 12, 2016 - 05:06 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday reflected on the “polite persecution” of Christians that takes away their freedom in the disguise of modernity and progress.
Apr 12, 2016 - 06:46 am .- Social media can be a place for evangelization.
Apr 12, 2016 - 05:42 am .- Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Holy See press office announced Tuesday.
Apr 11, 2016 - 10:38 am .- Speaking at morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis decried those who close themselves to God's truth, and condemn repentant sinners and the innocent alike in the name of following the “letter of the law.”
Apr 10, 2016 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the victims and relatives of a fireworks accident on Sunday that killed at least 100 people and injured hundreds of others in India's Kerala state during celebrations of the local Hindu New Year.
Apr 10, 2016 - 05:55 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday issued an appeal for the release of kidnapped Salesian priest, Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, and all persons being held captive in conflict regions.
Apr 10, 2016 - 05:39 am .- Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the pontiff has repeatedly spoken on, calling for additional focus at the diocesan and parish levels.
Apr 9, 2016 - 06:59 am .- Pope Francis will journey this summer to Armenia, and will visit Georgia and Azerbaijan later in the year, the Vatican announced Saturday.
Apr 9, 2016 - 05:44 am .- In Saturday's address for the monthly Jubilee of Mercy general audience, Pope Francis said almsgiving is not just about the money; it is about being attentive to the actual needs of the person asking for help
Apr 8, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- Pope Francis' new document on love in the family is welcome particularly for its steadfast adherence to Church teaching on homosexual acts and relationships, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna said.
Apr 8, 2016 - 12:25 pm .- Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has announced that he will attend a Vatican conference on social justice and the economy just before the New York primary election on April 19.
Apr 8, 2016 - 11:00 am .- While some passages in Pope Francis’ new document may be unclear and open to multiple interpretations, the correct view is that which aligns with the tradition and teaching of the Church, said a synod consultor and leading expert on Catholic family studies.
Apr 8, 2016 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis’ latest writings on the family include a strong affirmation of the need to welcome children even in difficult circumstances.
Apr 8, 2016 - 04:00 am .- Catholics who have divorced-and-remarried need the fullness of Church teaching. They also need a wise pastoral and community response to their difficulties that can help them grow in the Christian life, Pope Francis said on Friday in his new document on love in the family.
Apr 7, 2016 - 01:37 pm .- Pope Francis on Thursday praised the consistency and courage of the modern day martyrs who continue to “carry the Church forward” even as they face death for their witness to the Risen Christ.
Apr 7, 2016 - 06:04 am .- Pope Francis will travel to the Greek island of Lesbos next Saturday, April 16, where he will meet with ecumenical leaders and refugees, the Vatican announced Thursday.
Apr 6, 2016 - 11:51 am .- When Lizzy Myers was diagnosed with a condition that could result in complete blindness, her parents, Steve and Christine, went to work on a “visual bucket list” for their daughter.
Apr 6, 2016 - 11:08 am .- God’s mercy is for everyone, and Jesus Christ is proof, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.
Apr 4, 2016 - 01:31 pm .- Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Annunciation on Monday by reflecting on the power of Mary’s “yes” to God.