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Pope Francis presides over the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square on Jan. 5, 2023.

Analysis: Pope Francis centralizes authority with reform of Diocese of Rome

Jan 15, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

It was widely anticipated that a major reform of the Diocese of Rome was coming, but no one expected it... Read more

Pope Francis on July 12, 2022, said the knee pain he experienced for several months “scared me, in the sense of ‘think a little about what your future is going to be like now.’”

Pope Francis rules out living in the Vatican or Argentina if he resigns

Jul 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

In an interview with Univisión and Televisa broadcast July 12, the pope said that “for the moment,” he hasn’t considered... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, June 29, 2015.

Practice what you preach, Pope encourages new archbishops

Jun 29, 2015

During his Mass for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis called on the Church's new... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful from the loggia of St. John Lateran Basilica on April 7, 2013.

Pope calls for courage to accept God's mercy

Apr 7, 2013

Pope Francis took possession of his cathedral as Bishop of Rome and spoke about how God’s mercy and patience should... Read more