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Pope Francis pictured on Nov. 27, 2023. The pope felt well enough to keep his scheduled appointment with the president of Paraguay on Monday morning as he recovers from the flu.

Pope Francis’ health ‘stable’ despite breathing difficulties, Vatican says

Nov 27, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The 86-year-old pope is being treated with antibiotics intravenously and is in “good and stable” condition without a fever, a... Read more

Margaret Karram, the third president to lead the Focolare Movement, was among several members of ecclesial movements who were appointed to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life by Pope Francis on Nov. 25, 2023.

Pope adds married couples, Church movement reps to Vatican’s laity and family office

Nov 25, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The Vatican announced the pope’s picks to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life on Nov. 25. Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience earlier this week on Nov. 22, 2023.

UPDATE: Pope Francis has ‘mild flu,’ went to hospital for precautionary testing

Nov 25, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

The pope, who turns 87 next month, has experienced a number of medical setbacks in recent years. Read more

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

Bishop Barron in ‘frank disagreement’ with Synod on Synodality’s report on ‘development of moral teaching’

Nov 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Robert Barron was not the only bishop to highlight the Synod on Synodality’s discussion of the relationship between “love... Read more

Pope Francis on Nov. 24, 2023, met with representatives, mayors, and religious leaders from areas in central Italy hit by devastating earthquakes between August 2016 and January 2017.

Pope Francis: More sustainable cities can help with population decline

Nov 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Putting the person back at the center of the city: This is the way forward,” Pope Francis said Nov. 24. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Vatican draws line on women’s ordination and homosexuality in new letter to German bishops

Nov 24, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The letter also warned of potential disciplinary consequences for anyone defying Church teaching. Read more

Pope Francis meets with relatives of Palestinians living in Gaza on Nov. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis meets with relatives of Palestinians living in Gaza

Nov 22, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The pope’s meeting with families of Palestinians in Gaza took place on the same day he met wth relatives of... Read more

Pope Francis meets with families of the hostages taken by Hamas on Nov. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis meets with families of Israeli hostages being held in Gaza

Nov 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis’ meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian delegations occurred as news emerged that a four-day cease-fire agreement had been... Read more

Pope Francis and Argentina president-elect Javier Milei.

Pope Francis congratulates president-elect Milei of Argentina in phone call

Nov 21, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Pope Francis contacted the president-elect of Argentina, Javier Milei, to congratulate him on his victory in Sunday’s runoff presidential election. Read more

Bishop François Touvet of Châlons (right) will serve alongside the current bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, 71-year-old Dominique Rey, and will automatically succeed him upon his resignation at age 75, Pope Francis announced Nov. 21, 2023.

Pope Francis appoints coadjutor to French diocese where ordinations were halted

Nov 21, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop François Touvet of Châlons will serve alongside the current bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, Dominique Rey, and will succeed him upon... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 29, 2023.

Full Text: Pope Francis’ letter expressing concern about German Synodal Way

Nov 21, 2023

By Pope Francis

Here is CNA’s English translation of Pope Francis’ letter to four German Catholic laywomen expressing his “concerns” about the direction... Read more

Pope Francis' general audience of April 19, 2023.

Pope Francis expresses ‘concerns’ about German Synodal Way, says it threatens Church unity

Nov 21, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Pope Francis has expressed deep reservations about the direction of the Catholic Church in Germany. Read more

"Martyrdom of Josaphat Kuntsevych" (c. 1861) by Józef Simmler.

Ukrainian Greek Catholics observe 400th anniversary of St. Josaphat Kuncewycz’s martyrdom

Nov 17, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

The 17th-century saint is called the “Apostle of Unity” because of his efforts to heal the divide between the churches... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 15, 2023.

Pope Francis: Complaining Christians do not give a credible witness to the Gospel

Nov 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

“Humanity abounds with brothers and sisters waiting for a word of hope,” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square on... Read more

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Vatican doctrine office reaffirms that Catholics cannot be Freemasons

Nov 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The new document signed by Pope Francis and DDF Prefect Cardinal Victor Fernández was written in response to a bishop... Read more

Pope Francis smiles while addressing pilgrims at a vigil gathering on Aug. 5, 2023, at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal.

Pope Francis invites young people to be ‘God’s answer’ to a hopeless world

Nov 14, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s message on the theme “Rejoicing in Hope,” was released ahead of the next diocesan World Youth Day, to... Read more

Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City State, where a group of Benedictine nuns from Argentina will take up residence in January 2024 at the invitation of Pope Francis.

After Benedict XVI’s death, Vatican monastery to be home to Benedictine nuns

Nov 13, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Benedict XVI spent his retirement at Mater Ecclesiae Monastery until his death on Dec. 31, 2022. Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Strickland saga: Ousted bishop speculates on reasons the Vatican removed him

Nov 12, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

“I really can’t look to any reason except I’ve threatened some of the powers that be with the truth of... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Bishop Strickland refused to resign, cardinal says

Nov 11, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, from his post Saturday after he refused to resign, according to... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Pope Francis relieves Strickland of his duties as bishop of Tyler

Nov 11, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Joseph Strickland’s removal on Nov. 11 comes after the Vatican Dicastery for Bishops completed a formal investigation in the... Read more