Oct 1, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- An elderly couple who lost everything after fleeing their home due to ISIS violence met with Pope Francis on Sunday, saying the encounter gave them hope because they know they are not alone.
Oct 1, 2014 - 01:41 am .- Pope Francis dedicated his weekly general audience to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, saying that rather than making us better than others, they commission us to serve our brothers and sisters.
Sep 30, 2014 - 09:13 am .- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said “complaining” to God in times of suffering can be a prayer, but cautioned not to exaggerate our difficulties in front of those undergoing major tragedies.
Sep 30, 2014 - 05:00 am .- The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the synod of bishops, which culminates with the beatification of Pope Paul VI.
Sep 29, 2014 - 06:31 am .- On Monday’s feast of the archangels Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us.
Sep 28, 2014 - 10:10 am .- Retired pontiff Benedict XVI joined some 50,000 pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a meeting between Pope Francis and elderly people from around the world.
Sep 28, 2014 - 09:27 am .- There is no future without the encounter between generations, Pope Francis said – addressing the tens of thousands of grandparents and elderly men and women gathered for Mass in Saint Peter's Square.
Sep 27, 2014 - 06:48 am .- Personal conversion is the key to the work and fruits of the Church, Pope Francis told bishops visiting Rome from Ghana, particularly noting the Church’s healthcare apostolate, due to the Ebola outbreak in several nearby countries.
Sep 26, 2014 - 12:03 am .- In a recent speech to the Italian Biblical Association, Pope Francis did not disclaim biblical studies but rather stressed the relation between faith and the scriptures, according to the group's secretary.
Sep 25, 2014 - 09:18 pm .- Among the powerful moments on Pope Francis’ Sept. 21 trip to Albania was the Holy Father’s encounter with an 85 year-old Franciscan Stigmatine nun, who recalled witnessing to the faith in the midst of the Communist regime.
Sep 25, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- With tears in his eyes, Pope Francis gave a warm embrace to Father Ernest Troshani Simoni, 84, one of the last survivors of the terrible Communist persecution in Albania.
Sep 25, 2014 - 11:11 am .- In a colorful Thursday homily, Pope Francis highlighted the sin of vanity, saying that Christians must reject it by peeling away one layer at a time.
Sep 25, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday removed Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano from governance of the Diocese of of Cuidad del Este, in eastern Paraguay, following an apostolic visitation of the diocese which took place in July.
Sep 24, 2014 - 08:14 am .- Pope Francis made an appeal for prayer and aid for the victims of the Ebola outbreak which has been sweeping through several West African countries.
Sep 24, 2014 - 02:30 am .- Announced Tuesday, Pope Francis' appointments to the International Theological Commission include a greater number of women than before, and come from more diverse locales, vocations, and charisms.
Sep 23, 2014 - 04:39 pm .- All Christians must recognize Jesus Christ in migrants and refugees, and welcome them with “respect and solidarity” while avoiding “suspicion and prejudice,” Pope Francis has said.
Sep 23, 2014 - 11:26 am .- Nicknamed “the Pope’s mailmen,” a group of five Argentinean fathers traveled on bicycle from Buenos Aires to the Vatican to deliver letters from 70,000 students to the Holy Father.
Sep 23, 2014 - 04:26 am .- Pope Francis resumed daily Mass Tuesday after his papal visit to Albania, telling those present that living the Christian life is simple: listen to God's word and put it into practice.
Sep 22, 2014 - 11:42 am .- Pope Francis on the return flight from Albania praised the country for its youth and its “higher culture” that is “capable of building brotherhood” among Christians and Muslims.
Sep 22, 2014 - 07:44 am .- An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he waited decades before his dream to be ordained was fulfilled.