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.
Jan 27, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- A statement released by the Vatican last Friday revealed that Pope Francis has begun to work on a text surrounding the topic of ecology, which could eventually become an encyclical.
Jan 25, 2014 - 01:54 pm .- Pope Francis celebrated evening prayer at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity tonight, stressing the nature of ecumenism as a journey that requires perseverance.
Jan 25, 2014 - 10:39 am .- Pope Francis met with a group of Italian women today, expressing his desire for women to participate more widely in the Church and in society without neglecting the family.
Jan 22, 2014 - 09:04 am .- Pope Francis sent a tweet offering support for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., praying that all human life would be valued.
Jan 22, 2014 - 07:25 am .- Pope Francis dedicated his general audience today to the topic of Christian unity, emphasizing that although divisions can be painful, we ought to be grateful for the gifts given to other denominations.
Jan 21, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- Pope Francis marked the Feast of St. Agnes Jan. 21 by receiving and blessing the lambs whose wool is used to weave pallia for new archbishops.
Jan 21, 2014 - 09:30 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has confirmed that in March of this year President Obama during a European trip will stop in Rome where he is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis.
Jan 16, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, believes that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the Holy Land is a chance to bring a message of peace to the world.
Jan 16, 2014 - 08:40 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis addressed the issue of various scandals that happen within the Church, emphasizing that they occur when we no longer have a true relationship with God.
Jan 16, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Pontifical Council for the Family is promoting a special encounter between Pope Francis and couples who have been engaged, which will take place on the upcoming feast of Saint Valentine.
Jan 15, 2014 - 11:15 am .- Pope Francis has named the next bishop of Pueblo, Colorado: Monsignor Stephen J. Berg of Fort Worth, Texas, a trained pianist who became a priest after a career as a business executive.
Jan 14, 2014 - 04:21 pm .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx wrote an essay in the Vatican's newspaper on Pope Francis' “Evangelii gaudium,” taking capitalism to task for centering itself on means of production rather than persons and calling for broader dialogue on the issue.
Jan 14, 2014 - 10:50 am .- In his daily homily, Pope reflected on different models of Christian witness, cautioning the faithful against hypocrisy when they evangelize, and encouraging them to imitate Jesus.
Jan 14, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Pope Francis' Jesuit formation is a blessing for the whole Church, says one Society of Jesus priest who recently concelebrated mass with the pontiff.
Jan 13, 2014 - 03:44 pm .- In a letter addressed to the 19 men who will be made cardinals during a February consistory, Pope Francis said that the role of a cardinal is not a “decoration,” but rather a “service” to the Church.
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:55 pm .- Loris Francesco Capovilla, among the 19 new cardinals appointed by Pope Francis, is not only one of the longest-serving archbishops in the world but was John XXIII's secretary for the entirety of his pontificate.
Jan 13, 2014 - 09:15 am .- Pope Francis’ Monday morning homily centered on the theme of God’s profound and unique love for each person.