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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 waves to the crowd in St. Peter's Square on March 5, 2023, during his Sunday Angelus reflection.

Pope Francis: Look for the beauty of Jesus’ transfiguration in everyday life

Mar 5, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

“How many luminous faces, how many smiles, how many wrinkles, how many tears and scars reveal love around us,” the... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God on Jan. 22, 2023.

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of March

Mar 3, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

“In response to the cases of abuse, especially to those committed by members of the Church, it’s not enough to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience on Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023.

What do Pope Francis’ latest financial measures mean?

Mar 2, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A new rescript from Pope Francis will mean an increase in the cost of housing for senior Vatican officials. Read more

A memorial Mass for the late Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell was held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights, California, on March 1, 2023.

Pope Francis, Biden commend ‘peacemaker’ Bishop O’Connell as memorial services begin

Mar 2, 2023

By Joe Bukuras, Courtney Mares

The messages came at the start of memorial services for the late Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, who was murdered in... Read more

Police and emergency crews search wreckage after a train accident in the Tempi Valley near Larissa, Greece, March 1, 2023. At least 36 people were killed and another 85 injured after a collision between two trains caused a derailment near the Greek city of Larissa late at night on Feb. 28, 2023, authorities said.

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly train crash in Greece

Mar 1, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Authorities say at least 36 people died and more than 75 were hospitalized after two trains collided near the Vale... Read more

Pope Francis attended a Vatican screening of the 2022 documentary “Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” on Feb. 24, 2023.

Argentina: New book gives Pope Francis’ responses to issues he’s most often asked about

Feb 28, 2023

By CNA Staff

The book reviews the almost 10 years of Francis’ pontificate based on conversations that Argentine and Italian journalists had with... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis: The devil uses ‘three widespread and dangerous temptations’ to divide us

Feb 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope also offered advice for how to overcome temptations using the Word of God. Read more

Pope Francis spoke at the opening of the 94th judicial year of the Vatican City State tribunal on Feb. 25, 2023.

Pope Francis: Conduct by some Church members has made Vatican trials ‘painfully necessary’

Feb 25, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Such behaviors by members of the Church seriously harm [the Church’s] effectiveness in reflecting divine light,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield

Bishop Paprocki: Local Latin Mass goers are ‘faithful Catholics’  

Feb 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, told CNA that the Latin Mass community in his diocese has... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience on Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis reinforces centralization of Vatican finances

Feb 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

In an apostolic letter on Thursday, Pope Francis reaffirmed that the property and assets of the Holy See are “ecclesiastical... Read more

Pope Francis on Feb. 23, 2023, approved a miracle attributed to Servant of God Mother Elisa Martinez

Pope Francis approves miracle to pave way to beatification of Elisabetta Martinez

Feb 23, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The miracle involved the healing of an unborn baby girl in Rimini, Italy. Read more

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych gave Pope Francis with a cross made out of broken glass and rubble from destroyed buildings in Kyiv on Feb. 21, 2023.

Catholic priest from Ukraine gives Pope Francis cross made out of war rubble

Feb 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic priest and his team have worked tirelessly to provide food, shelter, protection, and health and psychological support to... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the Paul VI Hall for his weekly general audience on Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Free yourself ‘from the dictatorship of full schedules’ 

Feb 22, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“This,” the pope said, “is the favorable time to be converted, to stop looking at ourselves and to start looking... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience on Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis: The Gospel is not ‘a political party, an ideology, a club’

Feb 22, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s weekly general audience took place in a full Paul VI Hall on Ash Wednesday, the first day of... Read more

A church, a synagogue and a mosque make up the new interfaith Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi.

Catholic leaders open new church in UAE’s interfaith Abrahamic Family House

Feb 21, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A synagogue, church, and mosque sit opposite a secular visitor pavilion in an interfaith complex meant to encourage goodwill and... Read more

Pope Francis with the Pontifical Academy for Life on Feb. 20, 2023.

Pope Francis asks Pontifical Academy for Life to study ethics of emerging technologies

Feb 20, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The rapid acceleration of new technologies can produce significant consequences for human life and the environment Pope Francis said Feb.... Read more

Pope Francis met with members of a film foundation established by the Italian bishops’ conference on Feb. 20, 2023.

Pope Francis encourages filmmakers to ‘reawaken wonder’

Feb 20, 2023

By Courtney Mares

A good movie has the power to inspire wonder and to evangelize by reflecting the beauty of God’s creation, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on Feb. 19, 2023.

Pope Francis: God asks us to love beyond ‘the logic of self-interest’

Feb 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope reflected on what it means to “love your enemies” in his Sunday Angelus address. Read more

The procession from St. Anselm parish to Santa Sabina preceding Mass for Ash Wednesday in Rome, March 6, 2019.

Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2023: ‘We need to listen to Jesus’

Feb 17, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Lent is a time of grace to the extent that we listen to him as he speaks to us,” Pope... Read more