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Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 2, 2019.

Pope Francis to sign a new encyclical on human fraternity on Oct. 3

Sep 5, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis will sign the third encyclical of his pontificate in Assisi on Oct. 3.  Read more

Interreligious meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria May 6, 2019.

Pope Francis in Bulgaria: Peace is a gift and a task

May 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

At an interreligious meeting in Bulgaria Monday, Pope Francis told Orthodox, Muslim, and other religious leaders that peace is both... Read more

Pope Francis prays in Assisi's Porziuncola, Aug. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis praises Assisi's new 'sanctuary of renunciation'

Apr 17, 2017

Pope Francis on Sunday thanked Assisi's bishop for creating a shrine dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi's divestiture, when he... Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

Saint Francis and his star role in the Pope's new encyclical

Jun 18, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis' new encyclical is filled with references to his namesake, whom the Pope says is a model of how... Read more