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The logo of the 2025 Jubilee. The Vatican's Dicastery for Evangelization is organizing the Catholic Church's next Holy Year around the theme "Pilgrims of Hope."

Vatican holds contest to choose music for official hymn of 2025 Jubilee Year

Sep 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The original musical composition should include a score for voice and organ, the Vatican said. Read more

Discussing on the flight from Kazakhstan to Italy on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, the moral degradation of the West, particularly in relation to the advance of legal euthanasia, Pope Francis said the region has taken the wrong path, and that killing should be left “to the animals.”

Pope Francis: ‘The West has taken the wrong paths’

Sep 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

On the flight from Kazakhstan to Italy on Thursday, Pope Francis discussed the moral degradation of the West, particularly in... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal flight to Kazakhstan, Sept. 13, 2022

Pope Francis on papal plane: ‘I’m always ready to go to China’

Sep 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told journalists on the papal plane Tuesday that he is ready for the first papal trip to China. Read more

Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz

Opus Dei’s prelate asks for prayers for reform ordered by Pope Francis

Sep 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, has asked the members of the Catholic institution for their prayers for the reform process ordered by... Read more

Pope Francis greets World Youth Day pilgrims in Panama.

Arise to serve others, Pope Francis urges in World Youth Day message

Sep 12, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis has released his message ahead of the international World Youth Day next year, imploring young people across the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on March 20, 2022.

Pope Francis honors nun killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sister Maria de Coppi was shot and killed last week as terrorists ransacked and burned the Catholic mission where she... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on Sept. 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Reach out to a friend who needs to hear that God loves them

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to imitate the Lord’s dedicated search “for the lost sheep.” Read more

Pope Francis meeting his diplomatic representatives in the Vatican, Sept. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis shares his concern about nuclear war risks in meeting with Vatican diplomats

Sep 8, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The pope spoke to almost 100 apostolic nuncios and permanent observers of the Holy See who are meeting in Rome... Read more

Pope Francis with bishops in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 8, 2022

Encounter with Pope Francis caps formation course for new bishops

Sep 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a COVID-caused hiatus, the Vatican’s new bishop school was back in session this week. Read more

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Who is preparing the Synod on Synodality’s key working document?

Sep 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

In late August, the leadership of the Synod of Bishops announced the next stage in the Catholic Church’s Synod on... Read more

Eduardo Verástegui speaks at the Vitae Summit in Vatican City on Sept. 1, 2022.

How Eduardo Verástegui’s latest film inspired him to fight human trafficking

Sep 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Catholic actor Eduardo Verástegui has launched a national campaign in Mexico to combat human trafficking. Read more

Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Sept. 7, 2022.

Pope Francis: God can speak to us in the unexpected

Sep 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

God can speak to us in the unexpected moments of our lives if we learn to listen well to what... Read more

Kazakh artist Dosbol Kasymov works on the icon “Mother of the Great Steppe” in advance of Pope Francis’ Sept. 13-15 trip to Kazakhstan.

Artist paints Kazakh Mary and Child for only Marian shrine in Kazakhstan

Sep 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Kazakh artist is creating possibly the first-ever painting of Mary and the Child Jesus as native Kazakhs; it will... Read more

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping

Could Pope Francis meet Xi Jinping in Kazakhstan next week?

Sep 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Kazakhstan on the same day Pope Francis will be in the Central... Read more

The flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

How did Pope Francis change the Order of Malta?

Sep 6, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The reform of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a reform in a more spiritual sense, at least in... Read more

Pope Francis in April 2022

Pope Francis jokes that either he or John XXIV will attend World Youth Day next year

Sep 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

With the next World Youth Day less than a year away, Pope Francis has promised that a pope will be... Read more

Mother Teresa in the year 1980.

How this Mother Teresa documentary sheds new light on a beloved saint

Sep 5, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The so-called “definitive movie” about Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be in theaters in October. Read more

Pope Francis beatified Pope John Paul I in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 4, 2022.

Pope Francis beatifies John Paul I, pope for 33 days

Sep 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In one of the shortest pontificates in papal history, John Paul I gained a reputation for his humility and his... Read more

Cardinal Albino Luciani, Patriarch of Venice, visits with a fellow cardinal

John Paul I expected to return to Venice before he was elected pope, letter shows

Sep 3, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

A letter written on the eve of the conclave that elected him Bishop of Rome shows that Albino Luciani expected... Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

John Paul I miracle recipient to miss beatification due to broken foot

Sep 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Candela Giarda thanked “Pope John Paul I for this second chance at life that he gave me.” Read more