Pope Francis Latest News

These are the latest news about Pope Francis, the Vatican, and the Catholic Church, provided by the Vatican staff of Catholic News Agency, a service of EWTN News.

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Pope Francis: all men are called to the joy of fatherhood

Jun 26, 2013

Whether spiritual or physical, fatherhood is the calling of all men, Pope Francis said at his homily for daily Mass... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience. May 15, 2013.

Variety gives Church its richness, Pope Francis teaches

Jun 26, 2013

The Church is the temple of God and its many and varied members enrich it, Pope Francis taught at his... Read more

Alan Holdren, CNA Rome bureau chief, and his daughter Isabel greet Pope Francis in Vatican City June 23, 2013.

Toddler's encounter with Pope 'unforgettable,' dad says

Jun 26, 2013

The two year-old daughter of a Catholic News Agency bureau chief shared a brief but intimate greeting with Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience, May 22, 2013.

God calls each Christian personally, Pope says

Jun 25, 2013

Just as God called Abraham by name to receive a promise, so does he continue to call each Christian personally... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 5, 2013.

Fight against secularism unites Jews, Catholics, Pope says

Jun 24, 2013

Christians and Jews can work together to challenge the contemporary problems of secularism and disrespect for the human person, Pope... Read more


Faithful can send intentions for Papal Mass at Brazilian shrine

Jun 24, 2013

The Catholic faithful from around the world are invited to send their prayer intentions to the Shrine of Our Lady... Read more


Pope: Christians called to proclaim Christ even unto death

Jun 24, 2013

At his daily Mass at Saint Martha House, Pope Francis said the Church lives to announce Christ to the point... Read more

Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter’s Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Catholics are called to 'daily martyrdom,' says Pope

Jun 23, 2013

During his June 23 Angelus reflection, Pope Francis said the faithful are called to follow the example of the martyrs... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Pope: ‘Do I have a tired heart that only wants a good bank account?’

Jun 21, 2013

We have hearts that are restless and in search of treasure, Pope Francis said in his daily homily at the... Read more


Jesus 'wants pastors, not combers of sheep,' Pope Francis says

Jun 18, 2013

Christians are called to be evangelists, seeking out the sheep who are lost rather than staying at home tending to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of St. Martha's House on June 18, 2013.

Pope explains how Christians can love bombers

Jun 18, 2013

Pope Francis tackled Jesus’ teaching that Christians must love their enemies by asking a series of provocative questions, such as,... Read more

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi appears at a Vatican press conference on May 14, 2013.

Children's journey of beauty ends with papal visit

Jun 18, 2013

This coming Sunday, almost 500 disadvantaged children will arrive at the Vatican on a special red train, where they will... Read more


Jesus makes slaps, insults 'nothing,' Pope declares

Jun 17, 2013

Jesus makes it possible for Christians to “turn the other cheek” because they have received “all” from him, making slights,... Read more

Pope Francis greets some of the cardinals who concelebrated Pentecost Mass with him on May 19, 2013.

Interim bank appointment means Pope wants cardinals' advice

Jun 17, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The temporary selection of a prelate for the so-called Vatican Bank shows Pope Francis is waiting for the advice of... Read more

Pope Francis during a June 7, 2013 audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania.

Economy, politics must serve man, Pope tells G8

Jun 17, 2013

In a message to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Pope Francis underscored that the “material and spiritual welfare” of every... Read more

Patrick from the Corsica, France chapter of Harley-Davidson poses in front of St. Peter's Basilica on June 16, 2013. Lauren Cater/CNA.

Pope's friendliness impresses Harley-Davidson crowd

Jun 16, 2013

Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Evangelium vitae weekend on June 16, 2013 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope: Selfish living leads to slavery, death

Jun 16, 2013

As he met with thousands of pro-life advocates from around the globe, Pope Francis stressed that the Gospel is the... Read more


Be humble 'from head to toe,' Pope Francis says

Jun 14, 2013

Pope Francis said people must to admit their sins like Saint Paul and not just their good deeds during his... Read more


Pope, Anglican archbishop: unity begins with common love of God

Jun 14, 2013

Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and Pope Francis met for the first time and issued a joint call for... Read more

Harley owners gather in Pius XII square just across from St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2013.

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts roll into Rome

Jun 14, 2013

The low rumbling of hundreds of Harleys is overtaking the buzz of scooters and cars in the streets surrounding the... Read more