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Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis on Corpus Christi: ‘We need to enlarge our hearts’

Celebrating Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope said: “A Church of the pure and perfect is a... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in Poznań, Poland, June 3, 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Poznań.

Catholics in Poland celebrate Corpus Christi amid coronavirus restrictions

Catholics took part in Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday.  Read more

Pope Francis prays in St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2020.

Full Text: Pope Francis' Corpus Christi Homily

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Corpus Christi homily, delivered June 14 at the Basilica of St. Peter.  Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in the Stara Miłosna quarter of Warsaw, June 11, 2020. All photos: Fr. Mariusz Wedziuk.

‘The Eucharist gives life’: Poles celebrate Corpus Christi amid pandemic

Catholics took part in traditional Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday amid strict safety measures intended to prevent the spread... Read more

Corpus Christi procession in downtown Washington DC.

Corpus Christi comes to the Capitol

A group of about 350 people, including priests, sisters, and laypersons, processed through Washington, DC on Sunday to celebrate the... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in Rome's Casal Bertone neighborhood June 23, 2019.

Pope Francis: God’s love can do great things with our littleness

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Eucharist exemplifies how God’s love can accomplish great things with very little.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist is Jesus alive

On the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis said that Jesus gave the Church the Eucharist for the salvation of... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018.

Pope on Corpus Christi: Only the Eucharist satisfies hearts

Only the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the food of life, can satisfy the hunger of hearts for love,... Read more

Pope Francis before leading the Regina Coeli in St. Peter's Square April 30, 2017.

Pope Francis calls for dialogue amid continued violence in Nicaragua

In off-the-cuff comments after the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis denounced violence against protestors by armed groups in Nicaragua and prayed... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for Corpus Christi at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, June 24, 2015.

Pope Francis' message for Corpus Christi: Let yourself be broken for others

In breaking bread for his disciples Christ gave an example of what it means to allow oneself to be broken... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at St. Peter's Square, Jan. 8, 2014.

The Eucharist teaches us to care for the weakest of society, Pope Francis says

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis focused on the recent feast of Corpus Christi, saying the Eucharist is... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pope slams mafia as 'adorers of evil'

In his homily at the Saturday evening anticipated Mass during his day trip to Italy’s Calabria region, Pope Francis denounced... Read more

Bishop Silvio Siripong Chartsri of Chantaburi, Thailand leads Eucharistic procession on Corpus Christi, June 2 2013.

Faithful in Thailand moved by Pope's words on Corpus Christi

In a spirit of jubilation and fervor, Catholics in Thailand celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with Eucharistic adoration and... Read more