Pope Francis in Holy Land

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Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on May 14, 2014.

'May God change the hearts of the violent,' Pope prays

May 24, 2014

By Marianne Medlin

On the first day of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis met with a group of nearly 600... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 21, 2014.

Mission of Holy Spirit is peace, preaches Pope in Jordan

May 24, 2014

Pope Francis focused the first homily of his Holy Land pilgrimage on the work of Holy Spirit in bringing peace... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Jan. 8, 2014.

Pope opens trip to Holy Land with appeal for religious freedom, peace

May 24, 2014

Today Pope Francis began his pilgrimage to the Holy Land by visiting with the authorities in the kingdom of Jordan,... Read more

Paul Badde in Rome on Feb.12, 2013

Pope's presence at sepulcher a step toward unity, journalist says

May 24, 2014

By Elise Harris

In light of centuries-old property divisions within the Holy Sepulcher, a Vatican journalist who lived in the Holy Land has... Read more

Logo for the 2014 pilgrimage of Pope Francis to the Holy Land.

The Official Motto of Pope's Pilgrimage: 'That they may be one'

May 23, 2014

The leaders of the Catholic communities in Israel, Jordan and Cyprus have chosen the logo and motto for the Pope's... Read more

CNA will bring your prayer intentions to the Holy Land

May 23, 2014

CNA's special coverage team has arrived in the Holy Land for Pope Francis' historic visit. This weekend they will be... Read more

Pope Francis prays before a statue of Mary in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 30, 2013.

Pope Francis entrusts Holy Land trip to Virgin Mary

May 23, 2014

Pope Francis privately visited the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome this morning to pray and entrust to the... Read more

Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Pope Francis will visit May 25.

Religious leaders back US work for Holy Land peace

May 23, 2014

Two U.S. bishops have joined other religious leaders in asking Secretary of State John Kerry to continue “determined U.S. leadership”... Read more

Basilica of the Agony located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane.

Pope's Holy Land visit sparks US call for dialogue

May 22, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic and Eastern Orthodox leaders in the U.S. celebrated the closeness between the two churches, recommitting to continued dialogue as... Read more

Children to receive First Communion at papal Mass in Jordan

May 21, 2014

Some 1400 boys and girls from Jordan will receive First Communion during the Mass Pope Francis will celebrate on the... Read more


Seminarians in the Holy Land anticipate Pope's visit

May 20, 2014

As the Holy Land prepares for the visit of Pope Francis, Catholic seminarians are praying for the visit's success and... Read more