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Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: Pray for peace in the family

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Please, each day, let us pray a little bit together, if you can make the effort, to ask God for... Read more

Pope Francis greets a couple during a meeting with members of the Retrouvaille marriage ministry Nov. 6, 2021

Pope Francis encourages married couples to rely on Christ in letter for Feast of the Holy Family

Dec 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Families have always been in my thoughts and prayers, but especially so during the pandemic,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Christmas ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing Dec. 25, 2021.

Full text: Pope Francis’ Christmas Urbi et Orbi blessing 2021

Dec 25, 2021

By Pope Francis

The pope prayed for peace in conflict zones around the world. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Christmas ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing Dec. 25, 2021.

Christmas Urbi et Orbi blessing 2021: Pope Francis asks world leaders to be open to dialogue

Dec 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

He spoke from the central balcony overlooking a rainy St. Peter’s Square. Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

Pope Francis to beatify ‘smiling pope’ John Paul I in September 2022

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope who reigned for 33 days will be beatified in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Vatican tightens COVID-19 rules for offices of Roman Curia

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Parolin issued a decree outlining the new measures. Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of the Roman Curia at the Vatican on Dec. 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: Roman Curia needs ‘synodal conversion’

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said that Vatican officials should set an example for Catholics worldwide. Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.

Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Turkson’s resignation as head of Vatican’s social development office

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

The dicastery will be led for now by Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny. Read more

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Christmas tree, Dec. 9, 2021.

Vatican reaffirms support for COVID-19 vaccines amid spread of omicron variant

Dec 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

It issued a statement amid global concern about the Omicron variant. Read more

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Dec. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Metropolitan Hilarion as hopes rise for second summit with Moscow patriarch

Dec 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope held a historic first meeting with Patriarch Kirill in 2016. Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference July 7, 2020.

Cardinal Turkson: Pope Francis will decide if I continue to lead Vatican dicastery

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Ghanaian cardinal confirmed that his five-year term is expiring. Read more

Bishop-elect Jeffrey J. Walsh.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Catholic Diocese of Gaylord

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop-elect Jeffrey J. Walsh is a priest of the Diocese of Scranton. Read more

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

2022 World Peace Day message: Pope Francis calls for investment in education, not weaponry

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The World Day of Peace is celebrated annually on Jan. 1. Read more

A screenshot of the program "Pope Francis and the Invisible People," which aired on the Italian TV channel TG5 on Dec. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis calls domestic abuse ‘satanic’ during new television special

Dec 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke to four people who have faced difficult circumstances in life, including a woman who was a victim... Read more

Pope Francis had a belated birthday celebration on Dec. 19 with children helped by the Vatican's Santa Marta Pediatric Dispensary

Pope Francis’ 85th birthday party included lots of kids and cake

Dec 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Sunday joined a belated celebration of his 85th birthday, thrown by the children and families helped by... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address on Dec. 19, 2021

Pope Francis: Let’s focus on helping others this Christmas

Dec 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

A good way to get out of a negative mood is to help others, following the example of Mary, who... Read more

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome

Traditionis custodes: Vatican further tightens restrictions on Traditional Latin Mass

Dec 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The explanatory document, which bans confirmations and ordinations according to pre-Vatican II Roman Missals, was published Dec. 18 with Pope... Read more

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

4 things to know about Pope Francis on his 85th birthday

Dec 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope never lets his birthday get in the way of regular business. Read more

Pope Francis prays before the Salus Populi Romani icon in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major Dec. 8, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis appoints commissioner to oversee Rome basilica’s financial assets

Dec 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

St. Mary Major is one of four papal major basilicas in Rome. Read more