Nov 26, 2013 - 04:02 am .- In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis urged the Christian faithful to begin “a new chapter of evangelization,” marked by the joy that is “constantly born anew” with Christ.
Nov 25, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis met with delegates of the European Olympic committee on Saturday, advising them to reject a consumerist mentality towards sports which can dehumanize athletes.
Nov 25, 2013 - 10:01 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the faithfulness of God, highlighting the importance of trusting him with one’s life, and praising those who maintain this trust despite grave persecutions.
Nov 24, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver says the end of the Year of Faith should encourage Catholics to continue to grow from an encounter with Christ and to share their faith with others.
Nov 24, 2013 - 06:19 am .- In his homily at Sunday Mass on the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis emphasized Jesus’ crucial place in creation, history, and the Church.
Nov 23, 2013 - 03:21 pm .- Pope Francis met with participants of an international conference of health care workers today, reminding them that the elderly and sick play an important role in life.
Nov 23, 2013 - 12:59 pm .- Pope Francis stood at the door of St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday afternoon, prepared to celebrate the entrance of over 500 people into the Catholic Church.
Nov 22, 2013 - 10:56 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the many reasons that we gather together to pray, noting that of all of these, the praise and worship of God should take priority over everything else.
Nov 22, 2013 - 04:24 am .- The new leader of the U.S. bishops said that Pope Francis is calling Catholics to follow Christ in the Gospels through a personal encounter with the most vulnerable in society.
Nov 21, 2013 - 05:39 pm .- Editor Eugenio Scalfari has conceded it is “really possible” that some of the Pope's words he reported in the interview published in La Repubblica Oct. 1 “were not shared by the Pope himself.”
Nov 21, 2013 - 04:37 pm .- Pope Francis met with the Filipino community of Rome today, encouraging them in the wake of their native country's recent disaster to never tire of praying, even if the prayer is that of a child.
Nov 21, 2013 - 08:23 am .- Pope Francis spoke with Patriarchs of various Oriental Churches during a four day gathering in Rome, stating that it is their task to help foster unity in the Church, and to remember the persecuted.
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:51 am .- Continuing his efforts to promote a “culture of encounter” with the disabled, Pope Francis again embraced a severely disfigured man after his Nov. 20 weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square.
Nov 20, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The Knights of Columbus' new documentary on the life of Pope Francis and his election to the papacy will be available on DVD starting Nov. 20.
Nov 19, 2013 - 10:04 am .- Pope Francis has named Monsignor Michael F. Olson as the new bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, setting the priest on the path to become the second youngest bishop to head a diocese in the U.S.
Nov 19, 2013 - 12:04 am .- At least 30 priests employed in Vatican departments may be removed from their posts and sent to dioceses in the following months, according to three different Vatican sources.
Nov 18, 2013 - 03:09 pm .- Pope Francis on Nov. 15 approved a new document on the rules for the Holy See's financial oversight agency to distinguish better the roles and functions of its leadership.
Nov 18, 2013 - 10:38 am .- The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will officially deliver his first post-synodal apostolic exhortation to coincide with the end of the Year of Faith.
Nov 16, 2013 - 02:24 pm .- Pope Francis’ video message to the pilgrims gathered in Mexico City today encouraged the faithful to spread the Gospel with a peaceful manner, as did Christ.
Nov 15, 2013 - 09:55 am .- It was announced earlier today that Pope Francis cancelled all of his morning meetings due to a cold, but still presided over a scheduled Mass in which he ordained a bishop in the afternoon.