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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis expresses sorrow after Indigenous children’s graves found at Church-run school

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Canadian government had asked the pope to issue a formal apology for the Church’s role in the country’s residential... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica March 28, 2021.

At Angelus, Pope Francis prays for Indonesian Catholics injured in Palm Sunday bombing

Mar 28, 2021

At the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for Indonesian Catholics injured in a bombing as they left a Palm Sunday Mass. Read more

Pope Francis gives a blessing after his Angelus address on Aug. 30, 2020.

Pope Francis prays for 'martyred Syria' on eve of 10th anniversary of war

Mar 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged the world not to forget the ongoing suffering of the “martyred” people of Syria on the eve... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Feb. 21, 2021. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Christian life 'is a battle against the spirit of evil'

Feb 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Like Jesus was tempted by Satan in the desert, Christians must be prepared to battle evil, knowing that “with faith,... Read more

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Remember the closeness, compassion, and tenderness of God

Feb 14, 2021

Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to remember the closeness, compassion, and tenderness of God.  Read more

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

Pope Francis’ Angelus address moves outdoors as coronavirus restrictions ease in Rome

Feb 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will speak to a live audience once again as his weekly Angelus address moves back to St. Peter’s... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Jan. 24, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis prays for homeless man who died in freezing cold near St. Peter’s Square

Jan 24, 2021

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for a homeless man who died near St. Peter’s Square amid freezing temperatures.  Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Jan. 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis calls for peace in Central African Republic after disputed election

Jan 6, 2021

Pope Francis called Wednesday for peace in the Central African Republic following a disputed election.  Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Dec. 27, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis urges all families to look to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for ‘sure inspiration’

Dec 27, 2020

Pope Francis urged families across the world Sunday to look to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for “sure inspiration.”  Read more

Pope Francis gives an address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to mark fifth anniversary of ‘Amoris laetitia’ with year dedicated to family

Dec 27, 2020

Pope Francis announced Sunday a special year dedicated to the family, marking the fifth anniversary of the publication of his... Read more

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Pope Francis: ‘Consumerism has stolen Christmas’

Dec 20, 2020

Pope Francis advised Catholics Sunday not to waste time complaining about coronavirus restrictions, but to focus instead on helping those... Read more

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis: the Immaculate Conception is ‘one of the wonders of the story of salvation’

Dec 8, 2020

The Immaculate Conception is “one of the wonders of the story of salvation,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address... Read more

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis: Ask God for the gift of conversion in Advent

Dec 6, 2020

We should ask God for the gift of conversion this Advent, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square Nov. 15, 2020.

Pope Francis: Stretch out your hand to the poor

Nov 15, 2020

Jesus is telling us today to stretch out our hands to the poor, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address... Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis prays for peace and justice in Nigeria

Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis appealed for an end to violence in Nigeria after reciting the Angelus Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis pictured at his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis to create 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Gregory

Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that he will create 13 new cardinals, including Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory, at a consistory on... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Aug. 30, 2020.

Pope Francis: God is supreme

Oct 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics, by virtue of their baptism, must affirm to the world God’s primacy in human life and in history, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis says Blessed Carlo Acutis is a model for young people to put God first

Oct 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis provides a witness for young people that true happiness... Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

‘Fratelli tutti’: Pope Francis presents new encyclical in Angelus address

Oct 4, 2020

Pope Francis introduced his new encyclical, “Fratelli tutti,” in his Angelus address Sunday, saying that “human fraternity and the care... Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis: Put forgiveness and mercy at the heart of your life

Sep 13, 2020

We cannot demand God’s forgiveness for ourselves unless we are prepared to forgive our neighbors, Pope Francis said in his... Read more