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Pope Francis speaks after delivering his Angelus address at the Vatican, Nov. 21, 2021.

Pope Francis: Christ is not like other kings, he is a King for others

Nov 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

Two young people joined the pope as he delivered his Angelus address. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King, Nov. 21, 2021.

World Youth Day 2021: Pope Francis asks young Catholics to be ‘critical conscience of society’

Nov 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope offered Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King. Read more

Our Lord Christ the King parish in Cincinnati, Ohio, was the first in the world to have a church with that name. An earlier church building gained that distinction in 1926. This is a photo of the current church, built in the 1950s.

Here's the story of how the feast of Christ the King came about

Nov 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

While the concept of Jesus Christ being King is as old as the Gospels, the feast is fairly recent in... Read more

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus Nov. 15, 2020.

Pope Francis on Christ the King: Make choices with eternity in mind

Nov 22, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to make choices with eternity in mind, by thinking not about... Read more

Pilgrims Jan. 25 at the shrine to Christ to King atop Mexico's Cubilete Mountain. Courtesy photo.

50,000 young pilgrims climb to 'Cristo Rey' shrine

Jan 29, 2020

More than 50,000 Mexican young people made a pilgrimage Saturday to the iconic monument and shrine to Christ the King, situated... Read more

In Mexico, thousands renew consecration to Christ the King

Nov 27, 2019

More than 10,000 lay Catholics in Mexico renewed their consecration to Christ the King at a special Mass and ceremony... Read more

Pope Francis greets Japanese Catholics at Mass in Nagasaki, Japan Nov. 24, 2019.

Be witnesses of hope in the face of evil, Francis urges Catholics in Nagasaki

Nov 23, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the Feast of Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not be indifferent to evil, but to... Read more

The Cristo Rey statue atop Cerro del Cubilete in Mexico's Guanajuato state.

Tens of thousands attend youth pilgrimage to Mexico's Cristo Rey shrine

Feb 26, 2019

More than 37,000 young people made a pilgrimage Saturday to the Christ the King shrine on Cerro del Cubilete in... Read more

Bishop Jorge Rodriguez.

Denver bishop to offer Christ the King Mass for immigrants and refugees

Nov 25, 2017

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver will celebrate a Spanish-language Mass for immigrants and refugees on the Solemnity of Christ... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on November 11, 2015.

Pope Francis: While worldly kingdoms dominate, Christ’s kingdom liberates

Nov 22, 2015

By Ann Schneible

In a world which employs “weapons of fear” and manipulation, the strength of Christ’s kingdom is founded in truth and... Read more