Mar 21, 2016 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis offered prayers over the weekend for victims of both a plane crash in Russia and a suicide bombing in Istanbul.
Mar 20, 2016 - 05:28 am .- On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said the path toward salvation can be summed up by humility and service, and encouraged pilgrims to contemplate Jesus’ shameful Passion and Death throughout Holy Week.
Mar 19, 2016 - 03:49 am .- The official Instagram account of Pope Francis launched on Saturday with a simple request for his followers: “Pray for me.”
Mar 17, 2016 - 11:17 am .- In his homily Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the essential role hope plays in the Christian life, saying that while it is a silent and humble virtue, it is what supports us in difficulty and brings us peace.
Mar 16, 2016 - 06:19 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis renewed his appeal on behalf of the tens of thousands struggling to enter other countries as they flee war and violence, asking global leaders to “open their hearts” and doors to migrants and refugees.
Mar 15, 2016 - 03:57 am .- After months of anticipation, the date of Mother Teresa’s canonization has finally been announced. It falls on Sept. 4, which this year will also mark a special jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy.
Mar 14, 2016 - 10:01 am .- Pope Francis sent his condolences to the president of Turkey where a terrorist attack Sunday left dozens dead.
Mar 12, 2016 - 11:50 am .- On Saturday the Vatican released a provisional schedule of Pope Francis' visit to Poland for World Youth Day. He will be in the central European nation July 27-31.
Mar 12, 2016 - 06:00 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis said that love is more than just saying nice words and doing things – it means forgetting oneself and serving others, just as Jesus did when he washed the feet of the disciples.
Mar 12, 2016 - 04:02 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis told participants in course on the streamlined annulment process that the main goal of the new norms is pastoral, and seeks to reach out to families suffering from a broken marriage.
Mar 11, 2016 - 03:44 am .- After spending a week outside Rome reflecting on key questions in the Gospel during their annual Lenten retreat, Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia returned to the Vatican Friday.
Mar 11, 2016 - 03:03 am .- On Ash Wednesday Pope Francis commissioned more than 1,000 priests who were sent out around the world as ambassadors of mercy.
Mar 8, 2016 - 03:03 am .- Pope Francis acknowledged a miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the 20th century, paving the way for her canonization likely later this year.
Mar 7, 2016 - 10:57 am .- Pope Francis and members of the Curia embarked Sunday on their annual Lenten retreat, which this year centers on the theme: “Le nude domande del vangelo” – “The raw questions of the Gospel.”
Mar 6, 2016 - 05:36 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis lamented the world’s indifference to the recent killing of four Missionaries of Charity, calling them the ‘martyrs of today’ and asking that Bl. Mother Teresa intercede in bringing peace.
Mar 5, 2016 - 04:10 pm .- When a juvenile inmate in a California prison wrote to Pope Francis, he did not expect a response.
Mar 4, 2016 - 04:26 pm .- Cultural trends and hardened hearts can obscure the value of human life. But true virtues, compassion and beauty are the way for Christians to overcome this, Pope Francis in a recent talk at the Vatican.
Mar 4, 2016 - 04:09 pm .- At least 16 people are dead after two gunmen attacked a Missionaries of Charity convent and nursing home for elderly and disabled persons in Aden, the provisional capital of Yemen, on Friday.
Mar 4, 2016 - 01:35 pm .- Leading his annual penitential service on Friday, Pope Francis told attendees to stand tall and be open to forgiveness, and not to let themselves remain under the heavy burden of sin.
Mar 4, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The movie Spotlight’s Best Picture win at the Academy Awards has brought renewed attention to the Catholic sex abuse scandals that broke in 2002. But while the Church’s failures are well-known, it is also true that the Catholic Church has made more progress than any other body on this issue.