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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 26, 2022.

Pope Francis to parents: Never condemn a child

Jan 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

He encouraged parents to turn to St. Joseph for help, including those whose children are of ‘different sexual orientations.’ Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis offers prayers for the people of Tonga after volcanic eruption and tsunami

Jan 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

He said: ‘I invite everyone to join me in praying for these brothers and sisters.’ Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our sins’

Jan 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope made the comment at his general audience. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for workers ‘crushed by an unbearable burden’ in COVID-19 recession

Jan 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

He led a moment’s silence at his general audience. Read more

Pope Francis with Paolo Bonavita and Elsa Morra at his general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021

Mom says son’s impromptu encounter with Pope Francis led to ‘miracle’

Jan 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The meeting was one of the viral Vatican moments of 2021. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: Society loses when ‘dogs and cats take the place of children’

Jan 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The general audience featured a circus performance. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Dec. 15, 2021.

Pope Francis: Learn from St. Joseph to cultivate silence

Dec 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope appealed for prayers for Haiti at his general audience. Read more

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Pope Francis: St. Joseph shows engaged couples what real love looks like

Dec 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘We need to move from infatuation to mature love,’ the pope said. Read more

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