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A mobile health clinic in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 25, 2021.

Mobile heart clinic provides free visits to poor in St. Peter’s Square

Oct 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The rate of heart attacks tripled in Italy in 2020 compared to the previous year. Read more

Venerable Carlo Acutis.

Carlo Acutis loved the homeless, St. Francis of Assisi, and souls in purgatory

Oct 7, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Ahead of Carlo Acutis’ beatification this week, people who knew the young computer programmer shared their memories of his love... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Jan. 13, 2016.

Money doesn't make you rich – loving others does, Pope says

Feb 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis’ pastoral heart came out in his Lenten message this year, focusing in what could be a lengthy homily... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the sick and disabled at the general audience at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican City on November 30, 2016.

Pope to global economic leaders: Remember the dignity of the human person

Dec 3, 2016

In an unprecedented event, Fortune 500 CEOs, members of the Time 100 and non-profit, academic, religious and labor leaders from... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his June 15, 2016 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Are you 'bothered' by the cry of the poor? If so, it’s a problem, Pope says

Jun 15, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis said Wednesday that we must listen to the cries of the poor and needy, resisting the temptation to... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Wednesday General Audience on May 27, 2015.

Pope to Paraguay’s poor: faith without solidarity is dead

Jul 12, 2015

On his final day in South America Pope Francis visited the poorest neighborhood in Paraguay’s capitol, encouraging residents to practice... Read more

A resident and a sister arrange flowers at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Mullen Home in Denver, CO in this undated file photo.

Resist 'hidden euthanasia' of elderly, Little Sisters stress

Oct 18, 2014

Receiving an award recognizing their works of service, members of the Little Sisters of the Poor stressed the need for... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

'I need the people of God to sustain me,' Pope says in interview

Mar 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a recent radio interview given to a station in a slum of Argentina, Pope Francis explained his frequent request... Read more

Bishops laud Pope’s humility, care for poor on anniversary

Mar 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

In a statement released on the occasion of the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate, US bishops praised the pontiff... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful in St. Peter's Square for Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Pope encourages Rome's lay faithful to serve poor

Mar 9, 2014

In a message to participants at a conference on the mission of the laity in Rome, Pope Francis urged the... Read more