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Pope Francis blesses a Lamborghini Huracán at the Vatican on Nov. 15, 2017.

How Pope Francis used a donated Lamborghini to help rebuild Iraqi Christian communities

Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains were able to rebuild a nursery school and other facilities destroyed by the Islamic State... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an ambulance entrusted to the Office of Papal Charities.

Pope Francis’ ambulance brings free flu shots and coronavirus tests to the homeless

Pope Francis’ charity brought free flu vaccines and coronavirus tests to homeless people living in a town outside Rome on... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God'

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the Angelus on Oct. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis: Prepare to meet the Lord with good deeds inspired by His love

Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important not to forget that at the end of one’s life there will... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 7, 2020.

Pope Francis: Catholics cannot ignore the poverty caused by the pandemic

Pope Francis said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed poverty that Catholics cannot ignore.  Read more

Peter Sagan gives Pope Francis a custom racing bike in Vatican colors, Jan. 24, 2018.

Pope Francis teams up with Olympic athletes for coronavirus charity auction

Pope Francis has teamed up with Olympic athletes for a charity auction this month to support hospitals in the regions... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019.

Advent advice from Pope Francis: Choose prayer and charity over consumerism 

This Advent, choose prayer and charity over consumerism, Pope Francis said Sunday in his first Mass of the liturgical year.  Read more

Pope Francis at the Caritas Citadel of Charity in Rome.

Pope Francis visits a local charity in Rome with a message of solidarity

In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the... Read more

Pope Francis prays Terce with contemplative nuns in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019.

Perfection is found in small acts of charity, Pope Francis tells contemplative nuns

The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative... Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014.

Knights of Columbus donated over $185 million to charity in 2018

Ahead of its annual convention this week, the Knights of Columbus announced August 1 that it donated more than $185... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in Rome's Casal Bertone neighborhood June 23, 2019.

Pope Francis: God’s love can do great things with our littleness

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Eucharist exemplifies how God’s love can accomplish great things with very little.  Read more

Pope Francis May 1, 2019.

Make charity more of an encounter, less of a 'service,' Pope Francis says

Pope Francis told members of a global charitable group Monday that real charity is about encountering Christ in the poor... Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis: Faith is measured by one's treatment of the poor

The love with which individuals and communities treat the poor, the weak, and the hungry, is the best measure of... Read more

Pope Francis receives a donated Lamborghini Huracan which he will auction off to charity at Casa Santa Marta on November 15, 2017.

Pope's Lamborghini auctioned for nearly $1 million

A custom Lamborghini Huracan that had been donated to Pope Francis last year was auctioned for nearly $1 million on... Read more

Participants in the Jubilee for Circuses perform for Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Hall on June 16, 2016.

Pope Francis gives 2,000 poor, prisoners a day at the circus

Tomorrow afternoon some 2,100 of Rome's poor and homeless population, refugees, prisoners and volunteers will head to the circus, courtesy... Read more

Pope Francis greets people with disabilities following the General Audience on Nov. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis: What matters in the end is how well we loved

On Sunday Pope Francis said that when the Final Judgment comes, what will matter most is how much we loved... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a Lamborghini Huracán at the Vatican on Nov. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis got a Lamborghini, and he's auctioning it for charity

On Wednesday, Pope Francis became the new owner of a papal-themed Lamborghini Huracán, which was given to him by company... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Oct. 11, 2017.

If you died today, would you be ready? Pope Francis asks

On Sunday Pope Francis encouraged people not to wait to reflect on their lives, but to ask themselves: If this... Read more

More than just giving – World Day of the Poor highlights change of attitude

As the Church prepares to celebrate the first World Day of the Poor, an event announced by Pope Francis last... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a little girl in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 11, 2017.

Pope Francis: You can’t spread God’s love from an armchair

On Saturday Pope Francis said that to share God’s love with the world requires action and service – and that... Read more