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Pope Francis speaks during a press conference aboard the papal plane from Marseille, France, to Rome on Sept. 23, 2023, at the conclusion of a two-day visit to the southern French port city to take part in the Mediterranean Encounter, a meeting of young people and bishops.

Pope Francis denounces ‘body-shaming,’ admits to bullying overweight friend as a child

Sep 29, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis said his father made him go to the bullied child’s home to apologize. Read more

Report shows Irish teachers' concern over bullying of practicing Catholic students

Aug 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A report on a survey of 214 religious education teachers in Ireland is raising alarm that students who practice a... Read more

Ireland’s religious education teachers concerned by bullying of practicing Catholic students

Jun 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The teachers’ concerns are highlighted in an upcoming study. Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowds of young people gathered in Meazza-San Siro Stadium during his day trip to Milan, Italy on March 25, 2017.

In Milan, Pope makes youth promise to never be a bully

Mar 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

In last meeting during his day trip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking... Read more


Suicide of bullied student raises questions for Catholic school

Aug 19, 2016

The suicide of a seventh grade Catholic school student prompted outpourings of grief and prayers, amid disputed claims from his... Read more


Young Catholic woman with rare syndrome speaks on true beauty

May 30, 2012

Due to a rare condition, Lizzie Velasquez is unable to gain weight and her appearance made her the target of... Read more