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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the recitation of the Regina Caeli on May 7, 2023.

Pope Francis: Jesus calls us to set our sights on heaven

May 7, 2023

By Rachel Thomas

Pope Francis on Sunday warned against the danger of living life without a sense of purpose or a destination to... Read more

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How a sworn Satanist became the apostle of the Rosary

Oct 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii (Italy) was founded by a former Satanist "priest" now... Read more

Pope Francis.

Prison bars aren't stronger than God's love, Pope says to inmates

Mar 21, 2015

During his one-day trip to Naples, Pope Francis made a stop at the local prison where he reminded inmates that... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his March 21 trip to Naples. Screenshot: CTV.

A feisty Pope Francis slams corruption, unemployment in Naples

Mar 21, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Addressing the crowds in Naples' notorious outskirts of Scampia, Pope Francis gave a verbal slap to corrupt leaders who exploit... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Piazza Plebiscito in Naples on March 20, 2015. CTV screenshot.

'It's time to surrender,' Pope tells crime-ridden Naples

Mar 21, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told the people of Naples – a city ravaged by crime and mafia violence – that change is... Read more

Pompeii with Mt Vesuvius in the background.

Here's what the Church in Pompei is doing about the mafia

Mar 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

Archbishop Tommaso Caputo of Pompei said that his diocese has welcomed the Pope’s recent condemnation of organized crime and has... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in Turkey, Istanbul, Nov. 29 2014.

A visit to Naples, Pompeii on Pope Francis' slate for March

Jan 27, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis' liturgical schedule from now until Easter has been released – and it includes the creation of new cardinals... Read more