May 13, 2013 - 08:25 am .- Pro-lifers who had just finished the third annual Italian March for Life on Sunday were surprised to see Pope Francis coming toward them in the popemobile.
May 13, 2013 - 04:39 am .- The main organizer of Italy’s March for Life hopes that its location in Rome means it has global influence by sending “a message to the whole Christian world.”
May 12, 2013 - 01:30 pm .- Pope Francis on Sunday canonized hundreds of fifteenth century Italian martyrs who died rather than renounce their Christian faith.
May 12, 2013 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis greeted the thousands of people who had gathered this morning in Rome to protest against abortion, praising efforts to secure legal protection for human beings at their earliest stages of life.
May 10, 2013 - 09:33 am .- Pope Francis underscored the importance of being joyful by contrasting sad Christian faces – which are more like “pickled peppers” – with the testimony of a beautiful life.
May 10, 2013 - 07:06 am .- The Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and spoke about the urgent need for unity among Christians in the Middle East.
May 9, 2013 - 10:09 am .- Sister Alice Matilda Nsiah says that Pope Francis’ decision to meet with her and other superiors general on Wednesday left them encouraged, grateful and proud to be Catholic.
May 8, 2013 - 01:50 pm .- Pope Francis commended Argentina to the protection of its patron saint Our Lady of Lujan, bringing white flowers to her statue and pausing in prayer ahead of his Wednesday general audience.
May 8, 2013 - 10:01 am .- Pope Francis told leaders of women’s religious orders today that their vocations can only be recognized within the fold of the Church.
May 8, 2013 - 05:20 am .- The Holy Spirit is the “living water” that fulfills our lives because he tells us “we are loved by God,” Pope Francis proclaimed.
May 7, 2013 - 08:03 am .- The Vatican’s doctrine congregation has released a statement saying the media misreported a cardinal’s remarks about the ongoing reform of a group of American sisters, but an inside source at the department says it is confused because the matter is their "exclusive responsibility."
May 7, 2013 - 06:55 am .- Reflecting on how St. Paul endured pain for Christ, Pope Francis said that good Christians do not complain about their trials but endure them with patient silence because their hearts are at peace.
May 7, 2013 - 02:04 am .- The bishop of the Eparchy of Saint George in Canton is thankful that the area now extends across both Canada and the U.S., enabling him to serve all Romanian Catholics in North America.
May 6, 2013 - 11:55 am .- On the day that it will swear in 35 new members and commemorate the fallen, the Swiss Guard was told by Pope Francis that it has “a privileged opportunity” to deepen its knowledge of Christ by breathing in the catholicity of the Church.
May 6, 2013 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis said people should ask themselves what the Holy Spirit did within them at the end of each day.
May 6, 2013 - 05:50 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Spanish-speaking Bishop Mark J. Seitz to lead the El Paso diocese in western Texas, placing him just across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
May 5, 2013 - 06:57 am .- At the end of Mass, Pope Francis noted that the Day of Child Victims of Violence is observed today and assured all those who “have suffered and are suffering because of abuse” that they “are present in my prayers.”
May 5, 2013 - 06:28 am .- Drawing on the experience of the Latin American Church, Pope Francis called on groups dedicated to specific saints to grow in their faith, help unite the Church and evangelize through their public acts of devotion.
May 4, 2013 - 11:50 am .- After praying the Rosary this evening, Pope Francis reflected on how Mary “gives us health” by helping Christians mature in their faith and not remain “teenagers for life.”
May 3, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis has approved miracles attributed to a Sicilian queen and a 20th-century Italian laywoman, placing them one step closer to sainthood.