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Pope Francis meets with the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation at the Vatican on Oct. 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: Our response to injustice must be more than condemnation

Oct 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Denunciation is not enough when it comes to issues of injustice, the pope said this weekend. Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience via livestream June 17, 2020.

Catholic social teaching is 'fundamental' to tackling world issues, Pope Francis says

Aug 5, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Wednesday the Church is not an expert in the global health crisis, but Catholic social teaching is... Read more

'Save Our Seniors' photo courtesy of Luana Virgili.

'Save our seniors' - Italian youth organize campaign to honor elderly in isolation

Apr 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Italian students have organized a campaign to uplift and honor the elderly, who have suffered heavy losses in Italy’s coronavirus... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the diplomatic corps Jan. 8, 2018.

Pope Francis to diplomats: Polarization hurts the poor

Jan 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for... Read more

Pope Francis at his weekly Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square June 26, 2019.

Pope Francis: There is no room for selfishness in Christian life

Jun 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that there is no room for selfishness in the Christian life, pointing to the example of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square April 17, 2019.

Pope Francis: Wasting food shows a lack of concern for others

May 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with members of the Federation of European Food Banks Saturday, Pope Francis warned against food waste, which... Read more

True story of Christian-Muslim solidarity nominated for an Oscar

Mar 1, 2018

Amid the crime thrillers, historical dramas and love stories at the Oscars this year, one little-noticed short film tells a... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at their headquarters in Rome on Nov. 20, 2014.

Hunger must be fought by actively going to the roots, Pope Francis says

Oct 16, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Monday, Pope Francis issued a lengthy appeal to address the problem of world hunger not only through talk, but... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his March 16, 2016 general audience.

In TED talk, Pope says sowing solidarity will reap hope for the future

Apr 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

Early Wednesday morning Pope Francis addressed the TED 2017 conference, telling participants that to have a hopeful outlook for the... Read more

Pope Francis greets an elderly woman at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 3, 2015.

Francis pleas for solidarity with elderly, marginalized in latest prayer video

Jun 5, 2016

By Elise Harris

For Pope Francis, June is a month dedicated to praying for a demographic he frequently brings up in his speeches... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

To obtain peace, we have to fight indifference with mercy, Pope says

Dec 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis’ message for 2016’s World Day of Peace is packed with bold pastoral and practical advice for both the... Read more

Pope Francis has dinner with Jesuits on the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola July 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit General Curia.

Eat with your family, not with your smartphone, Pope says

Nov 11, 2015

By Elise Harris

For Pope Francis the dinner table is a key place to strengthen family bonds and foster a sense of “togetherness,”... Read more

Syrian and Iraqi refugees at a church in Jordan.

US bishops ready to welcome refugees from Syrian civil war

Sep 11, 2015

As Europe's migrant crisis worsens, fuelled in part by Syria's lengthy civil war, the head of the U.S. bishops' conference... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis donates $100,000 to Nepal relief efforts

Apr 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

After Saturday’s massive earthquake devastated the Southeast Asian country of Nepal, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum has offered financial assistance... Read more

Pope Francis greets children during his General Audience June 25, 2014.

Siblings help you keep your eyes off yourself, Pope says

Feb 18, 2015

By Elise Harris

In this week’s general audience Pope Francis spoke on the role of siblings in family life, saying the fraternity we... Read more

   Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Pope: Fighting for the poor doesn't make me Communist – it makes me Catholic

Oct 29, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis spoke out against oppression of the poor due to greed and warned again of the growing presence of... Read more

Frank Hanna. Photo courtesy of Frank Hanna.

Solidarity a virtue for businessmen too, CEO counsels

Oct 7, 2014

Business leaders should embrace virtues like solidarity and mutual dependence among their business partners, employees, customers and broader communities in... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: Europe is tired, must be rejuvenated

Jun 15, 2014

In a visit to a community dedicated to serving the poor and needy, Pope Francis warned of the poverty of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for his installation on March 19, 2013.

Live solidarity in a concrete way, urges Pope

Jun 14, 2014

On Saturday, Pope Francis met with an Italian group dedicated to the service of the poor, encouraging them to continue... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Wednesday General Audience May 21, 2014.

Gift of piety fosters fraternal solidarity, Pope observes

Jun 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his weekly general audience Pope Francis reflected on the gift of piety, explaining that it is not just a... Read more