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La Soufrière in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the southern Caribbean, erupts April 9, 2021.

Pope Francis prays for people displaced by St. Vincent volcano eruptions

The volcano La Soufrière, dormant since 1979, has erupted multiple times since April 9. Read more

Pope Francis marks name day with Rome’s poor receiving COVID-19 vaccine.

Pope Francis celebrates name day with poor as the Vatican’s free vaccinations continue

At the end of his visit, the pope offered everyone a piece of a giant, hollow chocolate egg. Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message for Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Care for nature, pope tells world leaders at climate summit

In a video message sent to a climate summit on Thursday, Pope Francis urged care for nature and the preservation... Read more

Pope Francis receives Fr. John Connor, general director of the Legionaries of Christ, in a private audience at the Vatican, April 22, 2021.

Pope Francis meets with Legionaries of Christ leader

Fr. John Connor asked the pope “for light and advice in the task that he has been entrusted with.” Read more

Pope Francis meets a delegation from the Pro Recco Waterpolo 1913 Team at the Vatican, April 22, 2021.

Pope Francis: The biggest defeat for an athlete is to not play as a team

The pope told a team of top water polo players not to “play alone.” Read more

Pope Francis delivers his message at the Vatican for Earth Day, April 22, 2021

On Earth Day, Pope Francis says the world is ‘at the limit’

The pope urged world leaders to “act with courage, operate with justice, and always tell the truth to people.” Read more

Saad Hariri, Prime Minister-designate of Lebanon, meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 22, 2021.

Pope Francis hopes Lebanon can regain the ‘strength of the cedars’

The pope expressed the hope in a meeting with Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis donates ventilators to Colombia after record number of COVID-19 deaths

More than 68,700 people have died from COVID-19 in Colombia since February 2020 Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘We can all learn from the perseverance of the Russian pilgrim’

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to read the 19th-century Russian spiritual classic “The Way of a... Read more

Pope Francis ordains a priest in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

Ex-film director, soccer player to be ordained Catholic priests by Pope Francis on Sunday

Samuel Piermarini was offered a chance to sign for A.S. Roma’s youth team but felt a call to the priesthood Read more

ASL interpretation of Pope Francis’ Sunday Regina Coeli address on April 18, 2021.

Vatican sign language project brings Pope Francis’ words to all

Pope Francis’ Wednesday and Sunday speeches to the public will now be accessible in American Sign Language Read more

Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis applauds beatification of monks who died protecting the Eucharist

In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk with Pope Francis in 2020.

Pope Francis prays for peace as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise

“I follow with great concern the events in some areas of eastern Ukraine, where violations of the ceasefire have multiplied... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in the poor renews our missionary vigor

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is a great school of prayer’

Pope Francis said Wednesday that an essential task of the Church today is to teach people how to pray. Read more

Pope Francis and St. Teresa of Avila

Pope Francis hails St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood

Pope Francis has hailed St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood in a letter marking fifty... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis sends condolences to Queen Elizabeth for death of Prince Philip

"His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer." Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Is Cardinal Becciu being rehabilitated? 

Pope Francis' private visit to Cardinal Angelo Becciu on Holy Thursday set off speculation about whether the pope is attempting... Read more

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

Pope Francis calls for global COVID-19 recovery plan in message to World Bank and IMF

Pope Francis said there is “an urgent need” for a plan that can “create new or regenerate existing institutions, particularly... Read more

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis recalls nights spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth

Pope Francis has recalled “with emotion” his time spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth. Read more