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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, April 13, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘Armed aggression’ is ‘an outrage against God’

Apr 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope described war as ‘a blasphemous betrayal of the Lord of Passover.’ Read more

Maria Aristea Ceccarelli.

Woman who endured neglect and abuse declared venerable by Pope Francis

Apr 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Maria Aristea Ceccarelli’s parents married her off to a man who treated her like an indentured servant. Read more

Bl. Artemide Zatti.

Pope Francis approves canonization of immigrant nurse

Apr 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bl. Artemide Zatti was born in Italy, but emigrated to Argentina in 1897. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says religion is fundamental to promoting peace

Apr 12, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 4 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State speaks about peace, reconciliation and ecumenical challenges. Read more

Pope Francis boards the papal plane to Iraq on March 5, 2021. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis plans to visit Kazakhstan in September

Apr 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope hopes to take part in the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, on Good Friday, April 14, 2017.

Ukrainian and Russian families to carry cross at pope’s Good Friday Via Crucis

Apr 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The two families will carry a wooden cross together for the 13th station in the Colosseum. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says he hopes Vatican-China deal can be tweaked

Apr 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 3 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State looks ahead to the deal’s renewal in October. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Joe Donnelly, the new U.S. Ambassador to Holy See, at the Vatican, April 11, 2022.

Pope Francis receives new US ambassador to the Holy See

Apr 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘I look forward to deepening our ties with the Holy See,’ Joe Donnelly said in a video message. Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022

Pope Francis calls for an 'Easter truce' in Ukraine on Palm Sunday 2022

Apr 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Let the weapons be put down. Let the Easter truce begin,” Pope Francis urged. Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022

Palm Sunday 2022: Full text of Pope Francis’ homily

Apr 10, 2022

By Pope Francis

The full text of Pope Francis' homily for Palm Sunday 2022 Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022: In war, Christ is crucified again

Apr 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ words: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Read more

Pope Francis meets members of Italy’s High Council of the Judiciary at the Paul VI Audience Hall, April 8, 2022.

Pope Francis to judges: Justice recognizes ‘human dignity as sacred and inviolable’

Apr 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope pointed to the example of Bl. Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge killed by the mafia. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin says that curial reform might not be over

Apr 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State discusses the future of his powerful dicastery in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the community of the Pontifical German Institute of Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome on April 7, 2022.

Pope Francis praises pope’s attempt to reconcile with Martin Luther

Apr 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“He would have plenty of work today,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis received Ukraine's ambassador to the Holy See, Andrii Yurash, on April 7, 2022

Pope Francis receives Ukraine’s new Vatican ambassador

Apr 7, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Ukrainian ambassador arrived in Rome in March. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience on April 6, 2022.

Pope Francis: We are witnessing the ‘impotence’ of the UN in the Ukraine war

Apr 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope made the comments during a reflection on his recent trip to Malta at his weekly general audience. Read more

Pope Francis holds up a flag which he said was brought to him from “the martyred city” of Bucha, Ukraine at his general audience on April 6, 2022.

Pope Francis: Blood of Bucha victims ‘cries out to heaven’ for end to Ukraine war

Apr 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope held up a blue and yellow flag which he said was brought to him from “the martyred city”... Read more

Healthcare workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad, India on June 25, 2020.

Pope Francis’ April prayer intention: For healthcare workers in poor countries

Apr 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Healthcare workers “have given their lives during this pandemic to help so many sick people recover,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Pope Francis with the flag of Lebanon at a general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2020.

Pope Francis to visit Lebanon in June, says President Aoun

Apr 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun announced the papal trip on Twitter. Read more

Pope Francis addresses bishops of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at the Vatican on Oct. 3, 2019.

Pope Francis asks opponents of Syro-Malabar uniform liturgy to take ‘painful step’ of accepting change

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Protests against the change have included a hunger strike by priests and the burning of effigies of cardinals. Read more