Oct 9, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- With Paul VI due to be beatified at the end of the Synod on the Family, his teaching on the regulation of birth in Humanae vitae has been re-launched by the synod fathers, presenting the teachings in a positive way.
Oct 8, 2014 - 09:01 am .- Speaking to the crowds that filled Saint Peter's Square during the weekly General Audience on Oct. 8, Pope Francis repeated his consistent theme of warning against divisiveness among Christians.
Oct 7, 2014 - 05:55 am .- In their announcement of the Pope’s schedule for his visit to the European Parliament next month, the Vatican also revealed that he intends to return to Francis in 2015 for a longer visit.
Oct 6, 2014 - 07:45 am .- During the opening session for the extraordinary synod on the family, Pope Francis told participants not to be afraid of saying what they truly think, and that only by doing this can they reach real conclusions.
Oct 5, 2014 - 01:55 pm .- “In order for the family to proceed well, with faith and hope,” said Pope Francis to crowds in St. Peter's Square for the weekly Angelus address, “it needs to be nourished by the Word of God.”
Oct 5, 2014 - 08:48 am .- The work of the Synod on the Family is more than a discussion of ideals or a show of intelligence, but a means of realizing the Lord's plan through the pastoral care of the family, said Pope Francis.
Oct 4, 2014 - 01:35 pm .- In a prayer vigil set before the opening of the synod of bishops, Pope Francis said we must be attentive to the signs of the times to see the needs of the family by listening, being open and looking to the Lord.
Oct 3, 2014 - 10:52 am .- The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel reading from Luke 10:13-16, saying that it was the leaders of Christ’s day who “close(d) the door to God’s way of salvation.”
Oct 3, 2014 - 02:15 am .- Despite media expectations for the upcoming synod of bishops, Pope Francis will make his final decisions in his legitimate role as Pope, and will certainly carry forward a line of renewal in continuity, an archbishop and historian has said.
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.