St. John the Baptist

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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in St. Peter's Square on Jan. 15, 2023.

Pope Francis announces ecumenical prayer service, reflects on St. John the Baptist’s ‘spirit of service’

Jan 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

An ecumenical prayer vigil will take place in St. Peter’s Square as part of the Church’s ongoing Synod on Synodality. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: It’s never too late to begin again

Dec 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Let us not let this Advent go by like days on the calendar, because this is a moment of grace,”... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the World Meeting of Families 2022

Cardinal Farrell: St. John the Baptist is a ‘witness to the sacredness of life’

Jun 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The cardinal celebrated Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John... Read more

Close up from "The Baptism of Christ" (c. 1482) by Pietro Perugino.

Five Quotes to Bring you Closer to Saint John the Baptist

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

June 24th is the solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Here are five quotes to help you... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address on Dec. 8, 2020.

Pope Francis: Christian joy is not easy, but with Jesus it is possible

Dec 13, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Arriving at Christian joy is no cakewalk, but if we put Jesus at the center of our lives, it is... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 12, 2019.

Pope Francis: To know Christ better, contemplate his 'holy face'

Jan 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Meditating on the Gospel and on Christ’s holy face is a good way to know Jesus better, especially as the... Read more