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Pope Francis meets with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, May 15, 2021.

Pope Francis and John Kerry meet at the Vatican

U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy is in Europe ahead of November’s UN Climate Change Conference. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Meter association in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 15, 2021.

Pope Francis to anti-pedophilia group: ‘Your work is more necessary than ever’

The pope was speaking to members of the Italian Meter association. Read more

Pope Francis sends a video message to the Italian Charismatic Consultation, May 15, 2021.

Pope Francis thanks charismatic Catholics and evangelicals for offering ‘sign of fraternity’

The pope sent a video message praising the work of the Italian Charismatic Consultation. Read more

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.

Pope Francis to discuss climate change with John Kerry at Vatican

The former Secretary of State is also a keynote speaker at a Vatican conference Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Scouts Unitaires de France at the Vatican, May 14, 2021.

Pope Francis urges scouts to ‘spread light and hope’

The pope welcomed members of the Scouts Unitaires de France to Rome on the group’s 50th anniversary. Read more

Pope Francis attends the ‘General State of the Birth Rate’ event in Rome, May 14, 2021.

Pope Francis asks society which it values more: Children or money

The pope was speaking at “The General State of the Birth Rate” event in Rome. Read more

Empty wooden crib. Image via Shutterstock

‘We took the family for granted’: Leaders grapple with Italy’s accelerating birth crisis

Pope Francis will attend a May 14 event on the country’s demographic decline. Read more

Argentine President Alberto Fernández meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, May 13, 2021

Pope Francis meets Argentine president for first time since abortion legalization

Alberto Fernández championed a bill that legalized abortion up to the the 14th week of pregnancy. Read more

Pope Francis receives German foreign minister Heiko Mass in a private audience at the Vatican, May 12, 2021.

German foreign minister welcomes day of same-sex blessings ahead of papal audience

Heiko Maas backed the blessing ceremonies held in around 80 German cities on May 10. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 12, 2021.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘Prayer works miracles’

The pope expressed delight at holding his first general audience with members of the public for six months. Read more

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Pope Francis institutes new ministry of catechist

The pope instituted the new lay ministry in the apostolic letter Antiquum ministerium. Read more

A 17th-century statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Spanish sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés.

Pope Francis: The Spiritual Exercises deepen the concept of personal reform

The pope made the comment in a video message for the launch of a book by one his early spiritual... Read more

Pope Francis waves during Regina Coeli address on May 2, 2021.

Pope Francis: To love like Christ means saying ‘no’ to love of money, vanity, power

"To love as Jesus means ... detaching ourselves from our own human certainties, from earthly comforts, in order to open... Read more

Rosario Livatino.

Rosario Livatino beatified in Sicily, honored as ‘martyr of justice and faith’

Blessed Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge brutally killed by the mafia in 1990, was beatified Sunday in the Cathedral of... Read more

Pope Francis greets a child in St. Peter's Square during the general audience on April 20, 2016. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis, Jane Goodall speak on ‘what it means to be human’ at Vatican health conference

Pope Francis and Jane Goodall both offered perspectives on “what it means to be human” on the final day of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis calls for suspension of Covid-19 vaccine patents in ‘Vax Live’ concert video

“I beg you not to forget the most vulnerable,” the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Diocese of Huarí, Peru, May 6, 2021.

Pope Francis meets with bishop of murdered lay missionary

Nadia De Munari, an Italian lay missionary, died April 24. Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from within the Vatican.

Cardinals’ council discusses pandemic recovery, curial reform with Pope Francis

The seven members of the Council of Cardinals met online. Read more

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican, Sept. 16, 2020.

Pope Francis to hold general audience with the public on May 12

For the past six months, the pope has held his Wednesday audiences in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Read more

Swiss Guards at the ceremony in Vatican City's San Damaso Courtyard on May 6, 2021.

‘We are ready to give up our lives’: 34 new Swiss Guards take oath to protect the pope

One new Swiss Guard said: “I’ve always wanted to serve God in a way, and I wanted to serve the... Read more