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Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: ‘My heart is broken’ over Texas elementary school shooting

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of Italy’s Civil Protection service in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on May 23, 2022.

Pope Francis thanks Italian volunteers for helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing ‘absurd war’

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope thanked volunteers for aiding ‘refugees from Ukraine, especially women and children who have fled this absurd war.’ Read more

Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell.

Detroit’s new auxiliary is an archbishop and veteran Vatican diplomat

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell was the nuncio to Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan. Read more

Archbishop Teofilo Camomot

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Filipino bishop known for bilocation

May 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also approved the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 20, 2022.

Witness thrown out of courtroom as Cardinal Becciu cross-examination continues

May 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Alberto Perlasca was asked to leave the room by the court’s president. Read more

Pope Francis became the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula when he landed in Abu Dhabi on Feb 4, 2019.

Pope Francis sends condolences after death of UAE’s Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed

May 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope paid tribute to ‘his distinguished and far-sighted leadership in the service of the nation.’ Read more

People from more than 20 countries take part in a video call hosted by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life on May 19, 2022.

Vatican hosts synod listening session with disabled Catholics

May 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘I’m in debt to people with disabilities,’ said Cardinal Grech. ‘One of them led me on the path of a... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

How does the new Vatican constitution affect the Secretariat of State?

May 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Parolin outlined the changes at a ‘Praedicate evangelium study day’ in Rome. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 18, 2022.

Pope Francis changes rules for major superiors of religious orders

May 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The change allows religious brothers who are not priests to lead their religious communities with Vatican permission. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Charles de Foucauld Spiritual Family Association in the study of the Paul VI Hall, May 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: St. Charles de Foucauld’s spirituality helped me through a crisis

May 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope canonized the French explorer on May 15. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our prayer of protest’

May 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

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

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, pictured in summer 2017.

Benedict XVI: 95th birthday wishes from around world ‘made me very happy’

May 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Almost 3,000 people sent the pope emeritus congratulatory messages in 24 languages. Read more

A detail from a portrait of Pauline Jaricot (1799-1862).

Pope Francis praises courage of 23-year-old lay founder of mission society

May 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pauline Jaricot, founder of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, will be beatified on May 22. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 16, 2022.

Pope Francis offers guidance to young Christians in politics

May 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to members of the Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization Mass of 10 saints

May 15, 2022

By Pope Francis

"This is our strength: we are loved by God," Pope Francis said. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Pope Francis canonizes 10 new saints of the Catholic Church

May 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) at the Vatican, May 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Anglicans are ‘valued traveling companions’

May 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC). Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin hopes Zen arrest will not complicate Vatican-China dialogue

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Parolin said: ‘I would like to express my closeness to the cardinal who was freed and treated well.’ Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in an international conference of moral theology in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: Family life more tested than ever before

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was speaking to moral theologians. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the First Nations at the Vatican on March 31, 2022.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit 3 cities in Canada in July

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope will visit Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30. Read more