St. Francis

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Nativity scene commissioned by Pope Nicholas IV in 1292. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

First known nativity scene figurines can now be seen in St. Mary Major Basilica

The first known nativity scene figurines are on display this Christmas in one of Rome’s oldest basilicas.  Read more

'Be antennas' to receive the word of God, Pope exhorts

In a meeting with priests and religious during his visit to Assisi, Pope Francis urged the professed to listen and... Read more

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

Pope: we must 'undress' ourselves of worldliness like St. Francis

On the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis said that Christians should follow the example of the great... Read more

St. Francis of Assisi.

St. Francis' poverty often misunderstood, priest explains

Saint Francis of Assisi's concern with poverty was secondary in his life and stemmed from his utter reliance on and... Read more