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Pope Francis waves to the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear his Angelus address on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

Vatican to publish new document on papal primacy

Jun 11, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The document, titled “The Bishop of Rome: Primacy and Synodality in Ecumenical Dialogue and Responses to the Encyclical Ut Unum... Read more


Pope Francis: ‘Spiritual worldliness’ one of greatest dangers facing priests, the Church

Aug 7, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Spiritual worldliness is one of the most dangerous temptations facing priests and the Church because it “reduces spirituality to appearance,”... Read more


Rome announces major construction project in preparation for 2025 Jubilee Year

Jul 28, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

In anticipation of the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year, the city of Rome presented a major infrastructure project Friday.  Read more

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