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Pope Francis greets a migrant at a welcoming hub near Cesena, Italy on Oct. 1, 2017.

Report: Pope Francis could bring 50 migrants from Cyprus to Italy

Nov 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope will arrive in Cyprus on Dec. 2. Read more

Pope Francis prays before the statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2020.

Immaculate Conception: Pope Francis cancels public act of veneration again due to pandemic

Nov 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Last year, the pope made a surprise visit to pray alone at the Immaculate Conception statue. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during the Angelus prayer.

Pope Francis: Life’s essential ingredient is prayer

Nov 28, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis reminded Christians that an essential ingredient for living an alert and joyful... Read more

The official logo of Pope Francis’ visit to Cyprus on Dec. 2-4, 2021.

Pope Francis to visit Greece and Cyprus ‘in the name of the Gospel’

Nov 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said he will bring the joy of the Gospel to Greece and Cyprus when he visits next week. Read more

St. James the Greater Church in Medjugorje

Pope Francis names Vatican diplomat next papal envoy to Medjugorje

Nov 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pastoral care at Medjugorje, the site of alleged Marian apparitions, has been overseen by a Vatican representative since 2017. Read more

Pope Francis meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the Vatican, Nov. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the Vatican

Nov 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Asked how he was doing, the pope told Macron: ‘I’m still alive.’ Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Italian bishops’ conference in Rome, Nov. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis creates commission to assess reform of marriage nullity process in Italy

Nov 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope made changes to canon law intended to streamline the process in 2015. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Pauline Family in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Nov. 25, 2021.

Pope Francis: Prayer is ‘the most important means of communication’

Nov 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope was meeting members of the Pauline Family. Read more

Pope Francis embraces a man in a wheelchair at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 10, 2015.

Pope Francis to disabled people: The Church needs you

Nov 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope issued a message marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Read more

Pope Francis met Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Nov. 25.

Pope Francis tells new Lebanese PM: Lebanon is worth fighting to save

Nov 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Najib Mikati gave the pope a brick from a church damaged in the Beirut port explosion. Read more

Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm.

Pope Francis recognizes miracle attributed to WWII martyr Bl. Titus Brandsma’s intercession

Nov 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The decision paves the way for the Dutch Carmelite friar’s canonization. Read more

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Ethics committee authorizes first assisted suicide in Italy

Nov 24, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Nobody can be called to be the bearer of the death of others,’ a spokesman for Italy's Catholic bishops said. Read more

Pope Francis takes a selfie with pilgrims at the April 1, 2015 general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis: Digital revolution forces us to rethink what it means to be human

Nov 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘Today, a revolution is underway,’ the pope told the Pontifical Council for Culture. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King, Nov. 21, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for Wisconsin parade victims

Nov 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘He commends the souls of those who died to Almighty God’s loving mercy.’ Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Italian bishops’ conference in Rome, Nov. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis speaks to Italy’s Catholic bishops in ‘strictly private’ meeting

Nov 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis gave the bishops a card with a meditation called ‘The Beatitudes of the Bishop.’ Read more

Pope Francis met participants and organizers of a Christmas songwriting contest at the Vatican on Nov. 22, 2021

Pope Francis tells young adults to hold onto hope as Advent nears

Nov 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met young adults and teens participating in a songwriting contest based on the theme of Christmas. Read more

Pope Francis speaks after delivering his Angelus address at the Vatican, Nov. 21, 2021.

Pope Francis: Christ is not like other kings, he is a King for others

Nov 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

Two young people joined the pope as he delivered his Angelus address. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King, Nov. 21, 2021.

World Youth Day 2021: Pope Francis asks young Catholics to be ‘critical conscience of society’

Nov 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope offered Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King. Read more

Pope Francis with members of the ‘Pope’s Team - Fratelli tutti’ in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Nov. 20, 2021.

Pope Francis meets the ‘Pope’s Team’ ahead of friendly soccer match

Nov 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The papal team includes Swiss Guards and migrants. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Swedish Academy at the Vatican's Hall of Popes, Nov. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis to Swedish Academy: Social media promotes monologue instead of dialogue

Nov 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Academy awards the annual Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more