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Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Nigeria church massacre: Pope Francis mourns victims of ‘unspeakable violence’

Jun 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Parolin said that the pope was praying ‘for the conversion of those blinded by hatred and violence.’ Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Barron to lead Minnesota diocese

Jun 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Barron, who runs the Catholic media apostolate Word on Fire, has served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of... Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Guarding ‘dead traditions’ is dangerous for the Church’s life

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 31, 2022.

Vatican finance trial highlights pressure to finalize London deal

Jun 1, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Two hearings this week turned the spotlight on the purchase of a luxury London property. Read more

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Pope Francis: Bring the love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart ‘to the ends of the earth’

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Old age is a time to rediscover trust in the Lord

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Read more

Pope Francis with Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Cupich a member of Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship

Jun 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

In 2021, the Chicago archbishop welcomed the publication of Traditionis custodes. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Do not use wheat as a ‘weapon of war’ in Ukraine

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Please do not use wheat, a staple food, as a weapon of war,’ he urged at the general audience. Read more

Pope Francis greets Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Kazakhstan’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, at the Vatican, May 30, 2022.

Kazakhstan looks forward to papal visit in September as it marks 30 years of diplomatic relations with Vatican

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope has decided to attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan. Read more

Pope Francis attends the funeral Mass of Cardinal Angelo Sodano in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 31, 2022.

Pope Francis attends funeral of Cardinal Sodano

May 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

The influential former Vatican Secretary of State died on May 27 at the age of 94. Read more

Pope Francis greets the elderly priest-residents of Casa San Gaetano in Rome on June 17, 2016.

Vatican offers plenary indulgence for visiting the elderly on Grandparents’ Day

May 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 2nd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will take place on July 24. Read more

Pope Francis meets a delegation from B’nai B’rith International at the Vatican, May 30, 2022.

Pope Francis: Remembrance is the antidote to ‘escalation of evil’

May 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to members of the Jewish service organization B’nai B’rith International. Read more

Pope Francis greets South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir at the Vatican on March 16, 2019.

Pope Francis’ DR Congo and South Sudan itinerary unveiled

May 30, 2022

By Jude Atemanke

Pope Francis will visit the African nations on July 2-7. Read more

Pope Francis creates new cardinals at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals, including US Bishop McElroy

May 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope made the announcement after the Regina Coeli. Read more

Pope Francis met with an interreligious delegation including leaders of Buddhism in Mongolia on May 28, 2022

Pope Francis invites Mongolian Buddhists and Catholics to work together to end violence

May 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

"We have a duty to arouse in humanity the will to renounce violence and build a culture of peace," Pope... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Sodano speaks at the funeral Mass for the former archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law, who died in 2017.

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, former Vatican secretary of state, dies at 94

May 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The cardinal had been accused in recent years of covering up clerical sexual abuse. Read more

Pope Francis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Pope Francis cites JRR Tolkien in essay on storytelling

May 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope referred to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ author in the afterword to a new book. Read more

Pope Francis prays before Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 2015.

Ukraine war: Catholics invited to join Pope Francis in praying rosary for peace

May 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican said: ‘All the faithful in every part of the world are invited to support Pope Francis in his... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Global Solidarity Fund in a room adjacent to the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, May 25, 2022.

Pope Francis calls for a Christian economy based on community

May 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking to members of the Global Solidarity Fund. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 25, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘Ours is the age of fake news, collective superstitions, and pseudo-scientific truths’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes. Read more