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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 24, 2021.

Pope Francis: St. Joseph is protecting the Catholic Church

Nov 24, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s general audience address focused on the genealogy of Jesus. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis: St. Joseph teaches us to notice the people the world ignores

Nov 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s new catechetical cycle is devoted to Jesus’ foster father. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 10, 2021.

This is the prayer to the Holy Spirit that Pope Francis wants every Catholic to know

Nov 10, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope urged Catholics to keep a copy of the prayer with them. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The supreme rule regarding fraternal correction is love’

Nov 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope continued his catechetical cycle on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican Oct. 27, 2021

Pope Francis’ advice for reigniting your spiritual life

Oct 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis gave Catholics some recommendations for how to restart their spiritual life after falling out of practice. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021.

Pope Francis thanks child for impromptu ‘lesson’ at general audience

Oct 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The boy approached the pope during his weekly catechesis. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: The Gospel opens every culture to greater freedom in Christ

Oct 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was speaking at his weekly general audience. Read more

Pope Francis prays with French bishops before his general audience, Oct. 6, 2021, in the wake of a devastating abuse report.

‘This is a moment of shame’: Pope Francis expresses sorrow at French abuse report

Oct 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The report estimated that 216,000 children were abused by priests and religious over 70 years. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: True freedom flows from the Cross of Christ

Oct 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘It is Christ, with his grace, who makes us just’

Sep 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

At his general audience, the pope reflected on the doctrine of justification. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis: Christian faith in Europe is being ‘diluted by consumerism’

Sep 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope recapped his visit to Hungary and Slovakia at his general audience. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 8, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘Rediscover the beauty of being children of God’

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

At his general audience, the pope appealed for peace in Ethiopia. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021.

Pope Francis: Choose faith in Christ over formalities

Sep 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

At the general audience, the pope continued to reflect on Galatians. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 25, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘Hypocrisy in the Church is particularly detestable’

Aug 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said that hypocritical behavior undermined Church unity. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021.

Pope Francis: 'What justifies us is Jesus Christ'

Aug 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said that Catholics must observe the commandments with the knowledge that justification comes from Jesus Christ. Read more

Pope Francis spoke on the phone at the end of his general audience Aug. 11, 2021.

Pope Francis speaks on phone at end of general audience

Aug 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis made an unknown phone call at the end of his weekly general audience on Wednesday. Read more

Pope Francis makes the sign of the cross during his general audience on Aug. 11, 2021.

Pope Francis saddened by murder of French priest Fr. Olivier Maire

Aug 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said he learned of the murder of the priest in western France “with great sorrow.” Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 3, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘With the truth of the Gospel, one cannot negotiate’

Aug 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

It was the pope’s first general audience since he underwent colon surgery. Read more

Pope Francis warns against preachers who sow division online

Jun 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that these “new preachers” can be recognized by their “rigidity.” Read more

Mattia Villardita, a 28-year-old Italian who dresses up as Spider-Man, attends the general audience at the Vatican, June 23, 2021.

Why was Spider-Man at Pope Francis’ general audience?

Jun 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The man who met the pope dressed as a superhero has a remarkable story of his own. Read more