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Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: Evangelization is not ‘personal activism’ but a witness of love

Jul 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Rome’s Congolese community in St. Peter's Basilica on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Congolese rite: ‘Peace begins with us’

Jul 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope began his homily with the word, “esengo,” which means “joy” in Lingala, the Bantu-based creole spoken in parts... Read more

Elon Musk posted a photo with Pope Francis on Twitter.

Elon Musk posts photo with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Jul 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has yet to publicly acknowledge that the meeting took place. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Pope Francis pens letter on liturgy after Traditionis custodes

Jun 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 15-page apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, was published on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Read more

Pope Francis walks with a cane at the beginning of a meeting with Brazilian bishops on June 27, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘I have been able to walk for three days’

Jun 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 85-year-old pope has used a wheelchair for many of his public audiences for nearly two months. Read more

Pope Francis at a general audience in Rome in June 2018.

Pope Francis asks for prayers after 46 migrants found dead in Texas trailer truck

Jun 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope expressed sorrow for the recent migrant deaths in the state of Texas and in North Africa. Read more

Pope Francis with teens at the opening ceremony of World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

Pope Francis to teens: Use the summer break well

Jun 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

"I encourage you to use well and responsibly the time that is available to you," Pope Francis said in a... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 in St. Peter's Square.

Full text: Pope Francis’ message to families at the World Meeting of Families 2022

Jun 25, 2022

By Pope Francis

Pope Francis read a "Missionary Sending of Families" after Mass in St. Peter's Square. Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell celebrated Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on June 25, 2022.

Next World Meeting of Families to be held in 2028

Jun 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Kevin Farrell made the announcement at the end of Mass for the 10th World Meeting of Families, which will... Read more

Pope Francis greets families in St. Peter's Square before Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on June 25, 2022

Pope Francis: Christ frees families from the slavery of selfishness

Jun 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

"How many people lack the greatest freedom of all, which is interior freedom," Pope Francis said at Mass in St.... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the World Meeting of Families 2022

Cardinal Farrell: St. John the Baptist is a ‘witness to the sacredness of life’

Jun 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The cardinal celebrated Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John... Read more

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Pope Francis mourns Catholic priests killed in Mexico

Jun 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fathers Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were killed inside a church on June 20. Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience on June 22, 2022.

Pope Francis: Do not sugarcoat your witness of the Gospel

Jun 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

"Jesus is not like that sugary image in those little pictures, no: Jesus is at our side," Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis met with participants in the Syro-Malabar Youth Leaders Conference on June 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Virgin Mary teaches us ‘to live eucharistically’

Jun 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Blessed Virgin Mary never allowed herself to be “paralyzed by pride or fear,” the pope told young Catholics from... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the editorship of the theological magazine La Scuola Cattolica at the Vatican's Consistory Hall, June 17, 2022.

Pope Francis: Candidates for the priesthood must be well scrutinized

Jun 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking to seminary formators from the Milan archdiocese. Read more

Pope Francis meets the Buddhist Delegation of the Sangha Assembly in Chetuphon, Thailand, at the Vatican, June 17, 2022

Pope Francis: Jesus and the Buddha understood need to overcome egoism

Jun 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking to a Buddhist delegation from Thailand. Read more

The Vatican flag.

US Catholics gave $13 million to Peter’s Pence collection in 2021

Jun 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

US Catholics were the largest contributors to the annual collection. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 8, 2022.

Pope Francis says Catholic marriage preparation is a ‘duty of justice’ in text for dioceses

Jun 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope wrote the preface of a new Vatican document for priests working with engaged couples. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 15, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘When you are old, you are no longer in control of your body’

Jun 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 85-year-old pope noted that he needed to walk with a cane. Read more