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Pope Francis with participants in a conference on Trinitarian International Solidarity at the Vatican, April 25, 2022.

Pope Francis cancels day’s activities due to knee pain, says Vatican

Apr 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Knee pain has forced the 85-year-old pope to curtail his activities in recent weeks. Read more

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.

Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop of Paris

Apr 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich succeeds Archbishop Michel Aupetit, who resigned in December. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on April 25, 2022.

Pope Francis expresses joy at growth of Missionaries of Mercy

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope commissioned the first Missionaries of Mercy in 2016. Read more

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (L)

Pope Francis to Patriarch Kirill: Let’s be ‘true peacemakers’ for war-torn Ukraine

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope sent Easter greetings to the Russian Orthodox leader. Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny has been appointed as the new prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Czerny head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also named a new secretary and undersecretary for the social development dicastery. Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis joins UN chief’s appeal for Ukraine war Easter truce

Apr 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Eastern Orthodox churches and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will celebrate Easter on April 24 this year. Read more

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

Benedict XVI's secretary in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Apr 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Gänswein has been in isolation since April 11, a time period that included all of the Easter Triduum and Benedict... Read more

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

Mexican Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán has died at the age of 89

Apr 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Mexican cardinal is remembered as a strong voice of opposition to abortion and euthanasia. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2022.

Pope Francis: To discard the elderly ‘is a grave sin’

Apr 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was the first Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Pope Francis appoints Montana priest as coadjutor bishop of Great Falls-Billings diocese

Apr 19, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Father Jeffrey Fleming is chancellor of the Diocese of Helena. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Salerno, Italy, on Oct. 13, 2019.

Cardinal Parolin discusses the future of Vatican diplomacy

Apr 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In the final part of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State discusses threats to religious freedom. Read more

Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter 2022

Full text of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi blessing 2022

Apr 17, 2022

By Pope Francis

The full text of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi benediction for Easter 2022 Read more

Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter 2022

Pope Francis laments ‘Easter of War’ in Urbi et Orbi blessing 2022

Apr 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Brothers and sisters, let us allow the peace of Christ to enter our lives, our homes, our countries,” Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Square for Easter 2022

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Square for Easter 2022

Apr 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

An estimated 50,000 people were in St. Peter's Square for the pope's Easter Sunday Mass. Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 16, 2022.

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: The Risen Lord has robbed evil of its power

Apr 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis did not preside over the Easter Vigil Mass, but he delivered the homily and baptized seven people. Read more

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa preaches at the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, April 15, 2022.

Papal preacher on Good Friday 2022: From Pilate to the internet age, people have turned their backs on Jesus

Apr 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa was preaching in St. Peter’s Basilica in the presence of Pope Francis. Read more

Pope Francis is interviewed by Lorena Bianchetti at the Vatican.

Good Friday 2022: Pope Francis says ‘world has chosen the path of Cain’

Apr 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘War is everywhere,’ he told interviewer Lorena Bianchetti. Read more

Pope Francis washes the feet of prisoners in Civitavecchia, Italy, April 14, 2022.

Pope Francis washes prisoners’ feet at Mass on Holy Thursday 2022

Apr 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope offered the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a prison in Civitavecchia. Read more

Pope Francis with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City on June 30, 2015.

Benedict XVI was ‘a prophet’ of Church’s future, Pope Francis tells Malta’s Jesuits

Apr 14, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘It will be a Church that is more spiritual, poorer and less political,’ Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 14, 2022.

Pope Francis at Chrism Mass: The devil tempts priests with ‘hidden idols’

Apr 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘The priest with a functionalist mindset has his own nourishment, which is his ego,’ he said. Read more