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Pope Francis invoke the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy at a prayer vigil for peace in St. Peter's Basilica, Friday, Oct. 27.

Pope Francis asks Mary’s intercession in World Day of Peace video

Jan 1, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

Pope Francis implores the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to human conflicts in a new video released... Read more

Pope Francis pictured on Nov. 27, 2023. The pope felt well enough to keep his scheduled appointment with the president of Paraguay on Monday morning as he recovers from the flu.

Pope Francis’ health ‘stable’ despite breathing difficulties, Vatican says

Nov 27, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The 86-year-old pope is being treated with antibiotics intravenously and is in “good and stable” condition without a fever, a... Read more

Pope Francis arrives with Cardinal Marc Ouellet (R) of Canada for the opening of three-day Symposium on priesthood in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Feb. 17, 2022.

‘The figure of a father’: Cardinal Ouellet on 10 years with Pope Francis

Mar 9, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Marc Ouellet has had an up-close look at Pope Francis’ first 10 years as pope. He spoke to CNA... Read more

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, was interviewed by EWTN on April 14, 2022.

Top Vatican cardinal: 'Legitimate concerns' about Germany's 'Synodal Path'

Apr 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Kurt Koch has confirmed Pope Francis’ apprehension about Germany’s “Synodal Path,” telling EWTN in an exclusive interview that critics... Read more

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Missing Zanchetta not in 'rebellion' over court proceedings, spokesman claims

Nov 22, 2019

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has denied that he is avoiding a return to Argentina, where he is being prosecuted for “aggravated... Read more

Pope Francis bowed in prayer in St. Peters Basilica on Sept. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis: Every violation of the body is an 'outrage' to God

Apr 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis issued a moving prayer for all those whose bodies have been hurt or exploited, including those... Read more

Pope Francis with President of Lebanon Michel Aoun in Vatican City.

Pope Francis and Lebanese president talk Syrian war

Mar 16, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

With the 6th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war as backdrop this week, Pope Francis met Thursday morning... Read more