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Youth at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 2016.

Pope Francis challenges young people in April prayer video

Apr 5, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Young people are the subject of Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for April, and in his prayer video presenting the... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowds of young people gathered in Meazza-San Siro Stadium during his day trip to Milan, Italy on March 25, 2017.

In Milan, Pope makes youth promise to never be a bully

Mar 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

In last meeting during his day trip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child in St. Peter's Square during the General Audience on April 20, 2016. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope urges teens to practice works of mercy

Apr 23, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has challenged young people to commit to practicing the corporal works of mercy in order to recognize the... Read more

Students on the quad.

FOCUS broadens missionary outreach with 'Digital Campus'

Sep 11, 2014

By Hillary Mast

With missionary teams on 100 college campuses across the continental U.S., the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has reached an... Read more

Pope Francis celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation at a Papal Mass on April 28, 2013.

Pope confirms young people, calls them to be 'steadfast'

Apr 28, 2013

At a Mass where he confirmed 44 young people, Pope Francis encouraged the youth of the world to persist in... Read more


Young people across globe thank Pope in video

Feb 26, 2013

A group of young people from Madrid have posted a two-minute video online with international messages thanking  Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in Clementine Hall on Oct 20, 2012.

Pope stresses Church's hope in young people

Feb 7, 2013

“The Church has confidence in the young” and needs their lively participation, Pope Benedict XVI insisted, while also underscoring the... Read more


Pope praying youth will answer call to evangelize

Jul 31, 2012

With exactly one year to go until the 28th World Youth Day begins in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

The late Andrew Kentigern Moore.

Pro-life walk across America continues after death

Jul 30, 2012

An uncle of a young pro-life advocate killed by a car during his pro-life walk across America is flying to... Read more

Young people flood Rio for launch of World Youth Day prayer

Jul 13, 2012

On the evening of July 13, thousands of young people flocked to Rio de Janeiro for the release of the... Read more


Sainthood cause for young Spanish catechist moves forward

May 31, 2012

The diocesan phase has concluded for the sainthood cause of Rebeca Rocamora, a Spanish catechist who died in 1996 at... Read more


Young Catholic woman with rare syndrome speaks on true beauty

May 30, 2012

Due to a rare condition, Lizzie Velasquez is unable to gain weight and her appearance made her the target of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Youth need Catholic vision of sexuality, Pope tells American bishops

Mar 9, 2012

In an address that tackled attempts to redefine marriage, Pope Benedict XVI challenged the bishops of the United States to... Read more