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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 3, 2022.

Pope Francis laments ‘sacrilegious war’ in Ukraine as he prays Angelus in Malta

Apr 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘May we be tireless in praying and in offering assistance to those who suffer,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis gives an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing from the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica, March 27, 2020.

Pope Francis marks two years since Urbi et Orbi to end pandemic

Mar 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

After his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis remarked that it was the second anniversary of his offering an Urbi... Read more

Banner calling for the consecration of Russia is displayed during Pope Francis' Angelus in St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: In the name of God, 'stop this massacre' in Ukraine

Mar 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis called for an end to the “harrowing war” in Ukraine on Sunday, condemning Russia's reported attacks on pregnant... Read more

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Pope Francis on Lent: Jesus is with us, even when we’re tempted

Mar 6, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pope Francis highlighted Jesus’ 40-day journey in the desert, where he is tempted by the devil, as an example for... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, March. 6, 2022.

Pope Francis sends cardinals to Ukraine, where ‘rivers of blood and tears flow’

Mar 6, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pope Francis condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed his solidarity with the country on Sunday. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Feb. 27, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for end to ‘tragic’ Ukraine conflict

Feb 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

He called for the opening of humanitarian corridors. Read more

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus on Sept. 26, 2021

Why turn the other cheek? To defeat hatred and evil, Pope Francis says

Feb 20, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

“Turning the other cheek is not the loser’s fallback, but the action of those who have greater inner strength...” Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowd during the Sunday Angelus.

Pope Francis at the Angelus: Accept the 'Paradox of the Beatitudes'

Feb 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis spoke on the paradox of the Beatitudes in his Sunday Angelus address on Feb. 13, saying that the... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his weekly Angelus message on Feb. 6, 2022

Pope Francis: Jesus wants to enter our emptiness

Feb 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

When all your efforts feel futile and empty, Jesus wants to be close to you, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Read more

Children participating in a Catholic Action initiative helped to release colorful balloons at the end of the Angelus on Jan. 30, 2022.

Pope Francis: 'The Lord always surprises us'

Jan 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encouraged people to be open to the newness Jesus wants to bring in their daily lives and to... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address on Jan. 23, 2022

Pope Francis calls for day of prayer for Ukraine

Jan 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I am following with concern the increase of tensions that threaten to inflict a new blow to the peace in... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Dec. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to offer their sufferings for Christian unity

Jan 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

During his Sunday Angelus address, the pope called on people to take part in the upcoming Week of Prayer for... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Jan. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for end to violence in Kazakhstan

Jan 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

He called for dialogue in Sunday Angelus address. Read more

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Why the pope prays the Angelus publicly on Sundays

Jan 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It all started more than 67 years ago. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Jan. 2, 2022.

Pope Francis at the Angelus: God wants to live with us and in us

Jan 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at the Sunday Angelus. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Dec. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘May Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego teach us how to always walk together’

Dec 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope looked ahead to the Jubilee of Guadalupe in 2031. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Dec. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for victims of tornadoes in South and Midwest

Dec 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

The tornadoes struck Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Dec. 8, 2021.

Pope Francis hails ‘the beauty of Mary’s heart’ on Immaculate Conception feast

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope leads the Angelus prayer on Marian solemnities, as well as Sundays. Read more

Pope Francis speaks after delivering his Angelus address at the Vatican, Nov. 21, 2021.

Pope Francis: Christ is not like other kings, he is a King for others

Nov 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

Two young people joined the pope as he delivered his Angelus address. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Nov. 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘This world will pass away and only love will remain’

Nov 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

When one is faced with an important difficult decision, Pope Francis’ advice is to imagine standing before Christ at the... Read more