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 blesses a sick man after his general audience in St. Peter's Square Nov. 20, 2013.

Pope Francis blesses man with severely disfigured face

Nov 20, 2013

Continuing his efforts to promote a “culture of encounter” with the disabled, Pope Francis again embraced a severely disfigured man... Read more

Pope Francis during the Way of the Cross July 26, 2013.

Knights of Columbus' Pope documentary now on DVD

Nov 20, 2013

The Knights of Columbus' new documentary on the life of Pope Francis and his election to the papacy will be... Read more

Bishop-designate Michael F. Olson.

Pope Francis names new Fort Worth, Texas bishop

Nov 19, 2013

Pope Francis has named Monsignor Michael F. Olson as the new bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, setting the priest on... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Human resources review expected in Vatican departments

Nov 19, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

At least 30 priests employed in Vatican departments may be removed from their posts and sent to dioceses in the... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

New rules for Vatican financial oversight approved by Pope

Nov 18, 2013

Pope Francis on Nov. 15 approved a new document on the rules for the Holy See's financial oversight agency to... Read more

Pope Francis greets children as they arrive in Vatican City aboard a train during the Journey of Beauty event June 23, 2013.

Pope Francis to release first apostolic exhortation

Nov 18, 2013

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will officially deliver his first post-synodal apostolic exhortation to coincide with the end... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Pope to Guadalupe pilgrims: use Gospel's 'perfume' to evangelize

Nov 16, 2013

Pope Francis’ video message to the pilgrims gathered in Mexico City today encouraged the faithful to spread the Gospel with... Read more

Pope Francis at a Papal Mass to celebrate Confirmation on April 28, 2013.

Pope Francis cancels meetings due to having a cold

Nov 15, 2013

By Elise Harris

It was announced earlier today that Pope Francis cancelled all of his morning meetings due to a cold, but still... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience October 30, 2013.

Pope thanks boy for entrusting him to guardian angel

Nov 13, 2013

A 16 year-old Argentine boy who suffers from chronic encephalopathy – a brain disorder – was moved by a letter... Read more

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up to youth on July 25, 2013.

Pope Francis most popular name online, survey says

Nov 13, 2013

By Elise Harris

A new global survey has revealed that Pope Francis has topped the list of names most mentioned on the internet... Read more

The Vatican's Saint Martha guesthouse.

Pope Francis: the hands of God are 'blistered by love'

Nov 12, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis recalled how God formed man with his own hand, emphasizing that he is a... Read more


Pope Francis to meet with Vladimir Putin

Nov 11, 2013

Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 25 at the Vatican, according to the director of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Wednesday audience on Oct. 2, 2013.

The sick are not merely 'objects of charity,' Pope reflects

Nov 11, 2013

In a meeting with an Italian organization dedicated to helping those in poor health go on pilgrimage, Pope Francis reminded... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peters Square before a General Audience, April 3, 2013.

God carries our names in his heart, explains Pope

Nov 10, 2013

Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus message emphasized the unique concern God has for every human person.  Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on October 2, 2013.

Pope expresses solidarity with victims of Philippines typhoon

Nov 10, 2013

Pope Francis sent a message of prayer and encouragement to those who were affected by the huge storm that swept... Read more

Statue of Saint Peter outside of Saint Peters Basilica.

Year of Faith to be marked by exposition of St. Peter relics

Nov 8, 2013

By Elise Harris

A Vatican official announced that in anticipation of the close of the Year of Faith, the relics of the first... Read more

Dr. Edward Sri.

Pope's words should be read in context of the Church, scholar says

Nov 7, 2013

In a new column for CNA, a theology professor and author says that the Pope’s recent interviews need to be... Read more

Pope Francis in Paul VI Hall during an audience on March 16, 2013.

God is one who searches for the lost, Pope Francis says

Nov 7, 2013

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the parables of the lost sheep and coin from the day’s readings,... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a man suffering from boils in Saint Peter's Square at the end of his Wednesday general audience, Nov. 6 2013.

Pope Francis hugs man with tumorous disease

Nov 6, 2013

By CNA Staff

At the end of the Nov. 6 general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis drew attention by warmly embracing... Read more

Composer Martin Palmeri during an interview with CNA at the opening concert for the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art on Oct. 29 2013.

Musician blends Tango, classic styles in Mass composition

Nov 5, 2013

By Elise Harris

At a festival in Rome, an Argentinian composer noted the need for sacred music in modern society and spoke of... Read more