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Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE.

Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

Sep 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He made the comment in his first interview since undergoing colon surgery. Read more

Pope Francis in the apostolic library on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Vatican News/CNA.

Pope Francis: We need unity in the Catholic Church, society, and nations

Jan 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the face of political discord and self-interest, we have an obligation to promote unity, peace, and the common good... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience via livestream June 17, 2020.

Pope Francis 'astonished' by disruption at US Capitol

Jan 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has said he was surprised by the news of the incursion of pro-Donald Trump protestors into the U.S.... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane from Panama to Rome Jan. 28, 2019.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Panama

Jan 28, 2019

CNA's full transcript of the Pope's July 28 in-flight press conference from Panama City to Rome.  Read more

Full text of May 13 in-flight interview with Pope Francis

May 13, 2017

The following is an unofficial transcript of the in-flight press conference on the papal plane returning from Fatima to Rome... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Pope says he hopes to find common ground with Trump

May 13, 2017

In a press conference on Saturday, Pope Francis voiced hope that he will find “open doors” in his meeting with... Read more

Pope Francis walking up to St. Peter's Basilica on June 3, 2015 before the Wednesday general audience.

Walk in another's shoes, Pope encourages in interview

Feb 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In an interview published Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about what it means to care for and be present to the... Read more

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

On Trump presidency, Pope says we must 'wait and see'

Jan 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a new interview published Saturday, Pope Francis said he will wait to see what U.S. President Donald J. Trump... Read more

Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and Saint Leopold Mandic at the Basilica of San Lorenzo Outside-the-Walls in Rome, Italy on February 3, 2016.

Crippling disease brought this priest to the confessional – and then sainthood

Dec 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

Although St. Leopold is less recognizable than his Capuchin brother St. Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold’s life is a moving... Read more

Pope Francis meets with former prostitutes assisted by the Pope John XXIII Community in Rome Aug. 12, 2016.

How an ex-prostitute's horrific suffering moved Pope Francis

Nov 20, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis still remembers meeting with a former prostitute during the Jubilee of Mercu, and hearing how she suffered untold... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane during his Oct. 31-Nov. 1 trip to Sweden.

Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight presser from Sweden

Nov 1, 2016

During his flight from Sweden to Rome on Tuesday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the journalists assembled aboard... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his April 20, 2016, general audience.

Pope Francis talks Sweden, Catholic-Lutheran dialogue in new interview

Oct 28, 2016

By Elise Harris

Ahead of his upcoming trip to Sweden for the joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the papal plane during the flight from Baku to Rome, Oct. 2, 2016.

Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Azerbaijan

Oct 2, 2016

During his flight from Baku, Azerbaijan to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the journalists aboard... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address, June 15, 2015.

Pope rejects conflict with 'ultraconservative' Catholics in new interview

Jul 4, 2016

In his most recently-published interview, Pope Francis expressed his dislike of conflict with so-called  “ultra conservative” Catholics, but added that... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard the papal flight from Africa to Italy, Nov. 30, 2015.

Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Armenia

Jun 26, 2016

During his flight from Armenia to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the assembled journalists aboard... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard the papal flight to Armenia, June 24, 2016.

Pope Francis says Church must accompany gays, not discriminate

Jun 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

In a wide-ranging inflight press conference on his way back from Armenia on Sunday, Pope Francis responded to a question... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

You have the right to practice your faith, Pope Francis says in new interview

May 17, 2016

By Elise Harris

In a new interview focused heavily on migration and dialogue with Islam, Pope Francis touched on growing concerns surrounding the... Read more

Pope Francis on flight to Mexico Feb. 12, 2016.

Pope: Media missed the real family crisis in covering Communion, remarriage

Apr 16, 2016

Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than Communion for... Read more

Pope Francis in an in-flight press conference Jan. 18, 2015.

Full Text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Apr 16, 2016

Pope Francis on Saturday spoke with journalists about his visit with refugees at Lesbos and about the family crisis.  Read more

Pope Francis.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Mexico to Rome

Feb 18, 2016

In his hour-long inflight news conference on his way from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis touched on a wide range... Read more