St. Francis of Assisi

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Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, Italy, Nov. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis in Assisi: ‘It is time that the poor be given back their voice’

Nov 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope met with a group of more than 500 poor people from across Europe. Read more

Pope Francis signs his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, on the altar before the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 3, 2020. Photo

Pope Francis signs new encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’ in Assisi

Oct 3, 2020

Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, Saturday during a visit to Assisi.  Read more

Pope Francis pictured in St. Peter’s Square, March 29, 2017.

Pope Francis to release new encyclical on Oct. 4

Sep 16, 2020

Pope Francis will release his new encyclical Oct. 4, the Vatican announced Wednesday.   Read more

Pope Francis waves from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square during an Angelus address.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to follow ‘God’s logic’

Aug 2, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to follow “God’s logic” by taking responsibility for the welfare of others.  Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

Aug 2, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

Today's feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2018.

Pope's letter on nativity scenes shares the story behind a beloved Christmas tradition

Dec 1, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter Dec. 1 on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful... Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

Will the real St. Francis please stand up?

Oct 4, 2019

By Matt Hadro

St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there’s a lesser-known... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Feb. 6, 2019.

Pope Francis invites young economists, entrepreneurs to Italy in 2020

May 11, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has personally invited young economists and entrepreneurs to join him in Assisi, Italy, in 2020, to discuss how... Read more

Audio drama of St. Francis takes Audie Award

Jun 4, 2018

A spoken-word drama about the life of St. Francis of Assisi has won an Audie Award from the Audio Publishers... Read more

Pope Francis gives an address during Divine Liturgy in Etchmiadzin Armenia, June 26, 2016.

Pope to mark Franciscan feast day with pilgrimage to Assisi

Jul 5, 2016

On Monday, it was announced that Pope Francis will make a private pilgrimage to Assisi early next month to celebrate... Read more

Pope Francis listens as Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, preaches for the liturgy celebrating the Day of Prayer for Care of Creation in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 1, 2015.

Pope listens to what Francis of Assisi can teach us about creation

Sep 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the preacher to the papal household said that... Read more