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Pope Francis gives his general audience via livestream June 17, 2020.

Catholic social teaching is 'fundamental' to tackling world issues, Pope Francis says

Aug 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Wednesday the Church is not an expert in the global health crisis, but Catholic social teaching is... Read more

Pope Francis meets with bishops in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019.

Pope Francis urges bishops to defend common good in Madagascar

Sep 7, 2019

By ACI Africa

Pope Francis told Madagascar’s bishops Saturday that the Catholic Church should participate in public life in order to promote the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants in the plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, May 2, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'The common good has become global'

May 2, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called on nations to work toward a global common good Thursday, particularly in confronting climate change, human trafficking,... Read more

Young pilgrims at World Youth Day Panama Opening Ceremony Jan. 23.

Pope Francis says Panama to be 'a hub of hope' during World Youth Day

Jan 24, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Upon arriving in Panama for World Youth Day 2019, Pope Francis met with politicians, diplomats and civil society leaders, extending... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Pope tells Life academy to defend human dignity with courage

Jan 15, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Dialogue with society for the protection of human dignity and the common good, which are under threat, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of the diplomatic corps ac

Pope to diplomats: Remember transcendent dimension of human persons

Jan 7, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Upholding the dignity of the human person, and the rule of law, are essential for good politics, Pope Francis said... Read more

Bishop calls on Congress to consider tax reform’s impact on ‘the least of these’

Oct 31, 2017

By Courtney Mares

With House lawmakers set to release their tax reform bill on November 1, one U.S. bishop has laid out moral... Read more

A woman receives a tetanus vaccine at the Pissa health centre in Central African Republic, January 2008.

Health care for all isn't optional, Vatican tells UN

Mar 16, 2017

Health care access is a human right, not just a matter of philanthropy, the Holy See told the United Nations... Read more