Pope Francis - Latest News

Pope tells Bosnians to be 'tenacious' workers for peace

Jun 6, 2015 - 07:01 am .- During his daytrip to a country still marred by the effects of a recent war, Pope Francis said peace is not something that happens passively, but instead requires passionate action on the part of all.

'Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo' highlight pain of loss in Bosnian War

Jun 5, 2015 - 05:12 pm .- When Pope Francis visits Bosnia and Herzegovina tomorrow, he will be visiting a country still devastated by the three-year Bosnian War that took place in the early 1990s.

Pope to Peruvian pro-lifers: 'Keep shaking things up'

Jun 5, 2015 - 06:33 am .- Upon seeing pictures from the 2015 March for Life in Lima, Peru, Pope Francis had a message for the faithful of the South American country: “keep shaking things up.”

Twenty years after war, Bosnians working to reclaim first victim: trust

Jun 5, 2015 - 06:05 am .- A key Muslim figure in Bosnia said that “mutual trust” was the first victim of the country’s recent war – and is something each of their four main religious populations are still working to regain.

Cardinal Kasper backpedals on papal endorsement of controversial proposal

Jun 4, 2015 - 03:07 pm .- Almost single-handedly one cleric has turned the Church’s teaching on Communion, marriage and divorce into an international debate.

Pope leads Rome's Corpus Christi procession on behalf of persecuted Christians

Jun 4, 2015 - 02:42 pm .- Persecuted Christians were remembered during Thursday's Corpus Christi procession in Rome, where Pope Francis told the thousands taking part to walk and pray in unity with those who cannot express their faith so openly.

Pope Francis pays for 120 of Rome's poor to visit Shroud of Turin

Jun 4, 2015 - 11:34 am .- In his latest act of papal charity, Pope Francis has donated funds for two busloads of homeless and sick pilgrims to visit the Shroud of Turin. They will stay in two charitable centers that offer shelter to the homeless during the winter.

War is the mother of poverty, Pope Francis says

Jun 3, 2015 - 03:30 pm .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lamented the suffering inflicted on families already struggling from poverty in countries torn by the “great predator” of war.

Pope offers prayers for victims of China's ferry disaster

Jun 3, 2015 - 10:32 am .- Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his condolences to the people of China following a ferry capsizing earlier this week which claimed the lives of hundreds of people.

A history of little miracles – behind Pope Francis' devotion to St. Therese

Jun 2, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Pope Francis on several occasions has spoken of his strong devotion to the Little Flower saint as well as his habit of asking her for favors: favors, his former press secretary says, which have often come in the form little miracles.

On feast of the Holy Trinity, Church celebrates 'love of the living God'

May 31, 2015 - 12:52 pm .- In the revelation of the Holy Trinity, God shows the Church his selfless love and unity that we are called to foster in our own communities, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus address.

Pope's environmental encyclical to be titled 'Laudato Sii' (Praised Be You)

May 31, 2015 - 07:11 am .- Taken from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Sun” prayer praising God for creation, the likely name of the Pope’s upcoming encyclical was informally announced just weeks before its anticipated publication.

The Vatican's arduous task of communicating in the modern age

May 30, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- What needs to change in the Vatican's communications department to make it worthy of Pope Francis? How are the problems of understaffed and overwhelmed office going to be fixed? What does excellence in communicating look like in 2015 for an institution that's 2,000 year-old?

Pope to sick children: Don’t be afraid to ask God 'Why?'

May 30, 2015 - 12:16 pm .- “Why do children suffer?” Pope Francis asked this of a group of children with serious illnesses or disabilities and their parents, some of whom had been told to abort their babies because of their condition.

What does the world need? Mercy and love, Pope tells Christians

May 29, 2015 - 12:22 pm .- The Catholic Church shouldn’t be afraid of the great changes of the modern world, Pope Francis has said. Rather, the Church should embrace this “happy challenge” with a renewed language of love and mercy.

'Mother of Mercy' beatification in Kenya draws tens of thousands

May 27, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Massive crowds attended Saturday's beatification of early twentieth-century Italian missionary, Sister Irene Stefani, who was known as “mother of mercy” to the Kenyan people she cared for.

Love requires work – not just attraction or feelings, Pope tells couples

May 27, 2015 - 12:04 pm .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said the process of engagement is essential for any couple on their way to marriage since it not only allows love to mature, but helps future spouses deepen in knowledge of one another.

'Little' friars credit vocation boom to Pope's name

May 26, 2015 - 03:33 pm .- Gathered in Rome for their general chapter meeting, members of the Order of Friars Minor – better known as Franciscans – said that while vocations in general have been down in recent years, numbers have begun to rise again after Pope Francis’ election.

Think you're important because you have money? Think again, Pope says

May 26, 2015 - 08:21 am .- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis cautioned against the “counter-witness” of those who seek to follow both Jesus and worldly temptations, saying that to follow Christ means denying oneself and serving others.

What does Pope Francis miss most? Walking in the streets, eating pizza at restaurants

May 25, 2015 - 02:02 pm .- In a recent interview with an Argentine newspaper, Pope Francis said he misses the “tranquillity of walking in the streets” and that he's always been “callejero” – a man of the city.

Follow us:

Recent activity: