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Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019.

Vatican cardinal reassures Jewish leaders over Pope Francis’ comments on Torah

Rabbis expressed concern at the pope’s general audience on the Mosaic Law. Read more

Pope Francis greets children in the San Damaso Courtyard during the puppet Little Amal’s visit to the Vatican, Sept. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis welcomes giant puppet to Vatican

The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children. Read more

Bishop Fernando Vérgez Alzaga, L.C.

Pope Francis names Legionary bishop as president of Vatican City State governorate

He succeeds 78-year-old Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello as head of government of Vatican City. Read more

Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Mary teaches us to listen to the voice of the voiceless

He was addressing participants in the 25th International Mariological Marian Congress. Read more

An ice-cream stand near St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Pope Francis sends 15,000 ice creams to Rome prisoners

The gelati were delivered by papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. 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’

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

Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby, and Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy, Sept. 20, 2016.

Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican leaders call climate crisis a ‘devastating injustice’

The three leaders said: ‘We repent of our generation’s sins.’ Read more

Synod on the Family meeting in the Synod Hall in Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2015.

Vatican releases synod on synodality preparatory documents

The Vatican unveiled a working document and handbook. Read more

Pope Francis greets people after a documentary screening at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Sept. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis greets Afghan refugees after Vatican documentary screening

He offered those who escaped the chaos in Kabul words of ‘affection and comfort.’ Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Holy See Secretary of State.

In speech on North Korea, Cardinal Parolin calls for cooperation and friendship

He highlighted St. John XXIII as a model for today’s Vatican diplomacy. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Arché Foundation at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: Foundation helping mothers and children is ‘a sign of hope’

The Arché Foundation is opening a new house in Rome. Read more

Fr. Kolumban Reichlin, O.S.B., the new chaplain of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.

Pope Francis appoints Benedictine priest as Swiss Guard chaplain

Fr. Kolumban Reichlin studied at Saint Meinrad Seminary in Indiana. 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

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

Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE.

Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

He made the comment in his first interview since undergoing colon surgery. Read more

Pope Francis receives Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a private audience at the Vatican on Nov. 18, 2019.

Pope Francis will visit Cyprus in December, says local official

The Vatican has not confirmed the trip, but the pope said he hoped to visit the island nation. Read more

Pope Francis attends a general audience at the Vatican.

After surgery, Pope Francis says a nurse ‘saved my life’

The nurse reportedly advised the pope to undergo tests in February. Read more

The Franciscan friar Fr. Placido Cortese (1907-1944).

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Italian Catholic priest who saved Jews in WWII

Fr. Placido Cortese has been dubbed “the Italian Fr. Kolbe.” Read more

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

Analysis: What's behind rumors that Pope Francis will resign?

According to an Argentine priest who has known Pope Francis since his days in Buenos Aires, "there is only one... Read more