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Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis says he accepted Paris archbishop’s resignation ‘on the altar of hypocrisy’

Dec 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope accepted Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s resignation on Dec. 2. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis says he will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill again

Dec 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope and the patriarch had a historic first meeting in 2016. Read more

Grace and Daniel have been stuck in Cyprus' buffer zone for more than six months after they fled Cameroon.

These Christian migrants prayed for a better future. Now Pope Francis is making it possible

Dec 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

As a sign of Pope Francis’ concern for migrants, the Vatican has announced that it is helping to arrange the... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019.

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI had three COVID-19 vaccine doses ‘out of conviction’

Dec 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said: ‘One must not force anyone to vaccinate ... But one should appeal to the conscience.’ Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on Nov. 17, 2021.

Interrogation tapes in Vatican finance trial leaked to media

Dec 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Italian newspaper published the footage. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Catholic archbishop of Paris

Dec 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, 70, has led the archdiocese since 2018. Read more

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Pope Francis: St. Joseph shows engaged couples what real love looks like

Dec 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

‘We need to move from infatuation to mature love,’ the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis meets young people of the Scholas Community at Rome’s Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Nov. 25, 2021.

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for December is for catechists

Nov 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis instituted a new ministry of catechist in May. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis to Orthodox leader: May God prepare us to receive gift of full unity

Nov 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope sent the message on the feast of St. Andrew. Read more

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