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Pope Francis speaks in his Angelus address after Mass in Matera, Italy, on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for the release of kidnapped Catholics in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Five Catholic priests, a religious sister, and three lay people were kidnapped in an attack on a Catholic church in... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Sept. 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Christians cannot be indifferent to corruption

Sep 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis’ comments on corruption were inspired by one of Jesus’ parables that the pope said can be difficult to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on March 20, 2022.

Pope Francis honors nun killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sister Maria de Coppi was shot and killed last week as terrorists ransacked and burned the Catholic mission where she... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on Sept. 11, 2022.

Pope Francis: Reach out to a friend who needs to hear that God loves them

Sep 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to imitate the Lord’s dedicated search “for the lost sheep.” Read more

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Pope Francis: Put your trust in God and his care for you

Aug 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Do not be afraid — this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: Evangelization is not ‘personal activism’ but a witness of love

Jul 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to... Read more

Pope Francis during his appearance for the Angelus in St. Peter's Square on June 29, 2022, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

Faith ‘is never a walk in the park,’ Pope Francis says on Peter and Paul feast

Jun 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope prayed a mid-week Angelus to mark the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the patron saints of the... Read more

A photograph taken on June 28, 2022 shows charred goods in a grocery store of the destroyed Amstor mall in Kremenchuk, one day after it was hit by a Russian missile strike according to Ukrainian authorities.

Pope Francis condemns ‘barbaric attack’ on Ukraine mall

Jun 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Russian missile hit a shopping mall June 27, killing at least 18, Ukrainian authorities said. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 26, 2022.

Pope Francis: Resisting anger takes 'tremendous interior strength,' so ask God for help

Jun 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis addressed pilgrims gathered for the 10th World Meeting of Families at his weekly Angelus address. Read more

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd on June 12, 2022 gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for the recitation of the Angelus on Trinity Sunday.

Pope Francis: The Trinity inspires us 'to live with others and for others'

Jun 12, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Celebrating the Trinity is “not so much a theological exercise, but a revolution in our way of life,” the pope... Read more

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


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