Feb 12, 2014 - 06:55 am .- Andrea Gagliarducci has co-authored a new book recalling the period of Lent between Benedict XVI’s resignation and Pope Francis’ election, stating that there is strong coherence between the two pontiffs.
Feb 11, 2014 - 03:16 am .- On the one year anniversary of Benedict XVI’s announcement of his decision to resign from the Petrine ministry, Pope Francis has sent a tweet, asking the world to join him in prayer for the retired pontiff.
Feb 10, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- Speaking to the Polish bishops last week, Pope Francis encouraged a stronger understanding of marriage, accompanied by a merciful attitude toward those in difficult family situations.
Feb 8, 2014 - 11:23 am .- Today the Pope met with over 1,500 Sri Lankan pilgrims, assuring them of his prayers for continued peace in the conflict-ridden nation and expressing his hope for a future visit.
Feb 8, 2014 - 11:04 am .- The Pope has approved the advancement of the causes for canonization of over one hundred lay Catholics persecuted for their faith, as well as a bishop, a religious sister, and two priests.
Feb 7, 2014 - 11:28 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis spoke about the witness of John the Baptist from the Gospel, highlighting how the saint lived and died with humility and urging all to follow in his example.
Feb 6, 2014 - 01:49 pm .- On Feb. 6, Pope Francis’ autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle and leather jacket were auctioned in France, bringing in more than $350,000 for a local charity in Rome.
Feb 6, 2014 - 11:32 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the moment of our death, remarking on the beauty of dying in unity with the Church and inviting the faithful to reflect on what legacy they will leave behind.
Feb 5, 2014 - 12:01 am .- A Rolling Stone piece on Pope Francis was an attempt to “hijack” the papacy for secularist causes, but Catholics should be prepared to use the Pope’s “pop culture moment” rather than become its “victim,” Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln has said.
Feb 4, 2014 - 12:52 pm .- Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Rome on April 3, and will meet with both the Pope and the Italian president, the British Monarchy has announced.
Feb 4, 2014 - 12:14 pm .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis compared the love of God to the two fathers in the day's readings, saying that God is a parent who “weeps” for his children and desires them to be close to him.
Feb 4, 2014 - 06:06 am .- In his first message for the Lenten season, Pope Francis focuses on the poverty of Christ in becoming man, emphasizing that it is our duty to give the same humble witness in our care for the poor.
Feb 2, 2014 - 10:34 am .- Pope Francis’ Sunday homily reflected on the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, noting how the event shows both young and old people joyous in their faithfulness to God.
Feb 2, 2014 - 08:29 am .- Pope Francis spoke emphatically about the importance of religious life during his Sunday Angelus message.
Feb 1, 2014 - 10:26 am .- Pope Francis held an audience with missionary families from around the world Feb. 1, encouraging them to spread the gospel with great charity.
Jan 31, 2014 - 01:09 pm .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned against the danger of when falling into temptation becomes habitual, saying that it dulls our ability to recognize sin and affects others in a negative way.
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:38 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis reflected on the intrinsic relationship between the Church and the People of God, emphasizing that we need to be humble and obedient to her teachings in order to be faithful.
Jan 30, 2014 - 05:07 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has strongly criticized the tone of “crudeness” directed to Benedict XVI in a recent article published in the “Rolling Stone” magazine on Pope Francis.
Jan 29, 2014 - 10:02 am .- Artist Mauro Pallotta revealed that his viral depiction of Pope Francis as a superhero was done to portray how the pontiff uses his papal authority “for the good.”
Jan 28, 2014 - 07:53 pm .- In a letter to his friend Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Pope Francis wrote that the horror of the Holocaust must never be repeated.