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The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Papal Foundation announces $9m in grants for charitable projects

May 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Papal Foundation announced April 28 they will be distributing $9.2 million in grants to dioceses in 64 countries in... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a Lamborghini Huracán at the Vatican on Nov. 15, 2017.

How Pope Francis used a donated Lamborghini to help rebuild Iraqi Christian communities

Mar 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains were able to rebuild a nursery school and other facilities destroyed by the Islamic State... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an ambulance entrusted to the Office of Papal Charities.

Pope Francis’ ambulance brings free flu shots and coronavirus tests to the homeless

Dec 3, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ charity brought free flu vaccines and coronavirus tests to homeless people living in a town outside Rome on... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God'

Nov 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the Angelus on Oct. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis: Prepare to meet the Lord with good deeds inspired by His love

Nov 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important not to forget that at the end of one’s life there will... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 7, 2020.

Pope Francis: Catholics cannot ignore the poverty caused by the pandemic

Jun 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed poverty that Catholics cannot ignore.  Read more

Peter Sagan gives Pope Francis a custom racing bike in Vatican colors, Jan. 24, 2018.

Pope Francis teams up with Olympic athletes for coronavirus charity auction

Jun 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has teamed up with Olympic athletes for a charity auction this month to support hospitals in the regions... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019.

Advent advice from Pope Francis: Choose prayer and charity over consumerism 

Dec 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

This Advent, choose prayer and charity over consumerism, Pope Francis said Sunday in his first Mass of the liturgical year.  Read more

Pope Francis at the Caritas Citadel of Charity in Rome.

Pope Francis visits a local charity in Rome with a message of solidarity

Nov 30, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the... Read more

Pope Francis prays Terce with contemplative nuns in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019.

Perfection is found in small acts of charity, Pope Francis tells contemplative nuns

Sep 7, 2019

The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative... Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014.

Knights of Columbus donated over $185 million to charity in 2018

Aug 5, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Ahead of its annual convention this week, the Knights of Columbus announced August 1 that it donated more than $185... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in Rome's Casal Bertone neighborhood June 23, 2019.

Pope Francis: God’s love can do great things with our littleness

Jun 23, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Eucharist exemplifies how God’s love can accomplish great things with very little.  Read more

Pope Francis May 1, 2019.

Make charity more of an encounter, less of a 'service,' Pope Francis says

May 27, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told members of a global charitable group Monday that real charity is about encountering Christ in the poor... Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis: Faith is measured by one's treatment of the poor

Jul 29, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The love with which individuals and communities treat the poor, the weak, and the hungry, is the best measure of... Read more

Pope Francis receives a donated Lamborghini Huracan which he will auction off to charity at Casa Santa Marta on November 15, 2017.

Pope's Lamborghini auctioned for nearly $1 million

May 14, 2018

A custom Lamborghini Huracan that had been donated to Pope Francis last year was auctioned for nearly $1 million on... Read more

Participants in the Jubilee for Circuses perform for Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Hall on June 16, 2016.

Pope Francis gives 2,000 poor, prisoners a day at the circus

Jan 10, 2018

By Elise Harris

Tomorrow afternoon some 2,100 of Rome's poor and homeless population, refugees, prisoners and volunteers will head to the circus, courtesy... Read more

Pope Francis greets people with disabilities following the General Audience on Nov. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis: What matters in the end is how well we loved

Nov 26, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis said that when the Final Judgment comes, what will matter most is how much we loved... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a Lamborghini Huracán at the Vatican on Nov. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis got a Lamborghini, and he's auctioning it for charity

Nov 15, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday, Pope Francis became the new owner of a papal-themed Lamborghini Huracán, which was given to him by company... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Oct. 11, 2017.

If you died today, would you be ready? Pope Francis asks

Nov 12, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday Pope Francis encouraged people not to wait to reflect on their lives, but to ask themselves: If this... Read more

More than just giving – World Day of the Poor highlights change of attitude

Nov 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

As the Church prepares to celebrate the first World Day of the Poor, an event announced by Pope Francis last... Read more