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Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 5, 2019.

'Witnesses of freedom and mercy' - Pope Francis remembers bishops martyred under Communism

Pope Francis Wednesday reflected upon his recent apostolic visit to Romania, where he beatified seven Greek-Catholic bishops martyred under Soviet... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal flight from Rabat to Rome March 31, 2019.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Romania

Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's June 2 in-flight press conference from Sibiu, Romania to Rome:  Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane returning from Romania June 2, 2019.

Pope Francis says he draws strength from relationship with Benedict XVI

Pope Francis said Sunday that his relationship with Benedict XVI gives him strength and reminds him of the living tradition... Read more

May 9, 2019: Pope Francis meets a Roma family on May 9, 2019, ahead of his trip to Romania.

‘We must choose between civilizations of love and hate’ Pope Francis tells Romani

The history of humanity still echoes the relationship of Cain and Abel, Pope Francis told the Romani community on Sunday.  Read more

Pope Francis beatifies seven martyrs at Divine Liturgy in Blaj, Romania June 2, 2019.

Pope in Romania: Martyred bishops gave their lives for fidelity to the Church

Declaring their beatification Sunday in Romania, Pope Francis said seven martyred Greek-Catholic bishops gave their lives for fidelity to the... Read more

Flag of Vatican City on display in front of the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, during Pope Francis 2019 visit in Romania. Via Shutterstock

Freedom is a challenge to say yes to God, Pope Francis tells Romanian families

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of personal vocation, authentic human relationships, and the freedom given to each person to serve... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at Romania's Șumuleu-Ciuc Shrine June 1, 2019.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Transylvania’s Marian pilgrimage shrine

Pope Francis celebrated Mass Saturday at a 16th century Marian pilgrimage site in Transylvania, calling upon the Romanians and Hungarians... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Bucharest, May 31, 2019.

Pope Francis in Romania: Imitate Mary's joy in the visitation

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Bucharest for the feast of the Visitation Friday, encouraging Catholics in Romania to imitate Mary’s... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Our Father with Daniel, Orthodox Patriarch of Romania, in the Romanian Orthodox new cathedral in Bucharest, May 31, 2019.

Francis emphasizes Christian unity in prayer with Romanian Orthodox

In a meeting with the Romanian Orthodox in their new cathedral in Bucharest Friday, Pope Francis prayed for the union... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with Romanian Orthodox Patriarch Daniel in Bucharest May 31, 2019.

Pope Francis says Catholics, Orthodox bonded by blood of the martyrs

Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics and Orthodox are bonded by a “shared inheritance” of suffering for Christ from the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the president of Romania Klaus Iohannis in Bucharest May 31, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Catholic Church wants to contribute to Romanian society

The Catholic Church wants to continue to be an active and contributive member of Romanian society, Pope Francis told the... Read more

Six of the seven martyred bishops who will be beatified in Blaj, Romania, June 2, 2019. Courtesy photos.

Pope Francis will beatify these martyred Greek-Catholic bishops in Romania

On Sunday in Blaj, Pope Francis will beatify seven Greek-Catholic bishops of Romania who were killed by the communist regime... Read more