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Pope Francis blesses a little girl in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 11, 2017.

Pope Francis: You can’t spread God’s love from an armchair

On Saturday Pope Francis said that to share God’s love with the world requires action and service – and that... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on June 24, 2015.

Pope Francis: Charity is 'the soul' of the Church's mission

On the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Pope Francis said that charity is central to the Church’s mission, and... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

It's a responsibility to seek truth, educate youth, Pope Francis says

On Tuesday Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the graves of two 20th century Italian priests, reflecting on charity and... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Feb. 3, 2016 general audience in St Peter's Square.

Pope thanks charity organization for generous service to the Church

On Thursday Pope Francis met with members of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, telling them that in a world full of... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 15, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

How to love well according to Pope Francis: it starts with God

On Wednesday Pope Francis warned against the hypocrisy that comes from believing that the ability to genuinely love others is... Read more

Archbishop Francesco Giovanni Brugnaro of Camerino-San Severino Marche and Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski purchase food from small farmers. Photo courtesy of the Holy See Press Office.

Vatican 'goes shopping' in Italy earthquake zones to help local economy

In a bid to help local economies in the zones ravaged by several major earthquakes in 2016 recover, the Vatican... Read more

Prayer candle at a Military Chaplaincy in the Ukraine. Photo Courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

Pope donates 6 million euro to Ukraine relief efforts for Christmas

After taking up a collection earlier this year to aid families affected by the ongoing crisis in Eastern Ukraine, Pope... Read more

The 2015 Concert for the Poor at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, May 14, 2015.

Rome's poor to be guests of honor at Vatican concert

The Vatican will host a concert for the poor and homeless of Rome next month, not only using the concert... Read more

Mobility scooter.

A scooter from Pope Francis – elderly couple receives gift of mobility

An elderly couple with disabilities on the outskirts of Rome now has an electric scooter, thanks to a gift from... Read more

Pope Francis with a group of disabled children, led by Unitalsi Lazio in Santa Martha on May 29, 2015.

God's love is the 'beating heart' of the Church, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis marked the 10th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Deus Caritas Est” by telling participants in a conference commemorating... Read more

Homeless children on the street in Manila, Philippines Jan. 18, 2015.

Francis: Sex workers, abandoned children are a result of our indifference

On Thursday Pope Francis said that abandoned children and exploited sex workers forced to live on the street are a... Read more

Refugee families at the Jerzy Popielusko clinic in Dohuk, Iraq. Photo courtesy of Zuzana Dudova.

Families take in refugees as Pope calls on Europe's churches to open their doors

With many European families already opening their homes to refugees, the current head of the Jesuit's refugee agency says Pope... Read more

Homeless man receives a haircut from the Vatican's shower facilities.

Who's on the guest list for a Vatican concert? Rome's homeless community

Next month the Vatican will invite Rome's poor and homeless to a concert intended to raise money for Pope Francis’... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 29, 2014.

'This is your house' – Pope Francis meets homeless in Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis stopped by to visit with 150 of Rome’s homeless in the Sistine Chapel after they were invited for... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with new cardinals Feb. 15, 2015.

Using God as a cover for injustice is no trifling matter, Pope says

In his homily Friday, Pope Francis said that love of God and of neighbor are inseparable, and castigated the actions... Read more

Pilgrims wait in the rain in St. Peter's Square March 13, 2013 to see what color smoke will come out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel.

Pope gives 300 umbrellas to Rome's homeless amid downpour

After several days of rain and dreary weather that has not yet cleared, the Vatican’s papal almoner has distributed 300... Read more

Pope Francis greets faithful before mass outside of Istanbul's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

Charity isn't just helping others – it's a way of life, Pope says

Pope Francis told an audience of Haiti earthquake survivors and relief agencies that restoration is only possible when communities unite... Read more

(L-R) New Haven Police Lt. Sam Brown, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, Police Chief Dean Esserman, and Connecticut State Deputy Tom Vita.

Police and Knights of Columbus join forces to fight the cold

The Knights of Columbus is joining forces with the New Haven Police Department in the Coats for Kids initiative to... Read more

Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel being used as sacred place – not 'venue for private parties'

Director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci has rejected rumors that they are now renting the Sistine Chapel, adding that... Read more

A young boy refugee in Erbil, Iraq.

Crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $1 million for Iraqi Christians

A Catholic lay organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and money to help persecuted Christians and other... Read more