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Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis thanks Benedict XVI on his 70th ordination anniversary

Jun 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called the pope emeritus “the contemplative of the Vatican.” Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2021.

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul 2021

Jun 29, 2021

By Pope Francis

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, delivered at Mass... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2021.

Pope Francis: Saints Peter and Paul found freedom in Christ

Jun 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul saw the largest Mass in St. Peter’s since the pandemic began. Read more

Pope Francis prays before the bronze statue of St. Peter on June 29, 2020.

Full text: Pope Francis' homily on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul 2020

Jun 29, 2020

By Pope Francis

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' homily on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, delivered June 29,... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29, 2019.

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 'Only prayer unlocks chains'

Jun 29, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for one another and... Read more

Pope Francis gives a special Angelus address for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul June 29, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Catholic Church belongs to Christ

Jun 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

“To the Lord we are not a group of believers or a religious organization, we are His bride. He looks... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul June 29, 2019.

Saints Peter and Paul witness to the power of God’s forgiveness, pope says

Jun 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that Saints Peter and Paul are both witnesses to the transformative power of God’s forgiveness through... Read more

Newly appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world at a Mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square to recieve their pallia, June 29, 2017.

New US archbishops look forward to serving God in their local Churches

Jun 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Newly-appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world received the traditional woolen vestment called a pallium during a special Mass with... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Square June 29, 2017.

Pope: To be a disciple, Jesus must be the center of your life

Jun 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis said that we can’t just know about our faith,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica June 29, 2016.

Prayer is the 'way out' of a closed heart and mind, Pope Francis says

Jun 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis gave 25 new archbishops the pallium, encouraging them to remain strong in prayer, which he said... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, June 29, 2015.

Practice what you preach, Pope encourages new archbishops

Jun 29, 2015

During his Mass for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis called on the Church's new... Read more