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Pope Francis meets with representatives of DIALOP, Transversal Dialogue Project, an association of European leftist politicians and academics that seeks to bridge Catholic social teaching and Marxist theory, on Jan. 10, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis calls for greater dialogue and cooperation between Christians, Marxists

Jan 12, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis this week called for cooperation between Christians and Marxists as a way to achieve greater “dialogue” and help... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus reflection on Sept. 10, 2023.

Pope Francis: Addressing others’ wrongs ‘without rancor’ requires kindness, courage

Sep 10, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Fraternal correction is “one of the highest expressions of love, and also the most demanding,” the pope said. Read more

Pope Francis received the credential letters of seven new ambassadors to the Holy See on Dec. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis: Vaccine access is a matter of justice

Dec 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope told new ambassadors that the ongoing pandemic is a reminder that “we are a global community where one... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican on Sept. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis: Promote a culture that prioritizes human dignity

Sep 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It is important to promote a ‘culture of faces,’ which places the dignity of the person at the center," Pope... Read more

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago

After police officer's shooting death, Cardinal Cupich urges 'commitment to protecting life'

Aug 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago condemned Wednesday the rising levels of gun violence in the city of Chicago and called... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus on June 21, 2020.

Pope Francis calls for justice and dialogue in Belarus 

Aug 16, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered a prayer for Belarus Sunday asking for respect for justice and dialogue following a week of violent... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 31, 2017.

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis calls listening an act of love

Dec 31, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to... Read more

Pope Francis opens the Synod of Bishops on youth Oct. 3, 2018.

Pope invites bishops to be open to new opinions during synod

Oct 3, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday told those bishops and auditors who will be giving short speeches – called “interventions” – at the... Read more

Michael Warsaw at a Communication Seminar in Rome, Italy, April 17-19, 2018.

Catholic communicators urge greater respect in public discourse

Apr 19, 2018

By Elise Harris

This week, Catholic communicators gathered in Rome to discuss the need for more respectful dialogue in the public sphere, saying... Read more

Dialogue must serve truth, Catholic leader says in response to women's conference

Mar 9, 2018

By Elise Harris

A women’s conference in Rome this week called for changes in Church teaching that organizers say would promote equality, but... Read more

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Fr. James Martin's LGBT book: Where it's strong, where it falls short

Jun 29, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and... Read more

Want to engage secular culture? An Irish bishop provides a guide.

May 9, 2017

Neither the narrow narrative against religion nor the real failings of the Church should define the role of Catholics in... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Pope Francis: don't interrupt others – it won't end well

Oct 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

Dialogue is a key element of mercy, Pope Francis said Saturday, explaining that when we interrupt others in order to... Read more

Prayer candles.

Filipino bishops: Moral disagreement is no excuse for hatred, violence

Jun 15, 2016

Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in... Read more

In interfaith move, Pope Francis will visit Rome’s synagogue in January

Nov 17, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis will soon become the third-ever Roman Pontiff to visit the Great Synagogue in... Read more


What 50 years of talks between Catholics and Lutherans looks like

Nov 2, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Catholic and Lutheran bishops have signed a declaration that they hope solidifies areas of “consensus” on matters of faith while... Read more

Refugees who have fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa, in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

Enough talk about talking – Iraqi priest calls for action on ISIS

Feb 12, 2015

By Elise Harris

An Iraqi priest currently living in Rome said that those living the nightmare of ISIS are tired of hearing talk... Read more

Pope Francis addresses interreligious faith leaders in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 13, 2015.

Pope: Dialogue between religions key in countering violence

Jan 25, 2015

Pope Francis on Jan. 24 stressed the need for dialogue between different faiths, saying that it is essential in preventing... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to religious communities at the Training Center 'School of Love' in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014.

Christian unity demands encounter – not theory, says Pope

Jan 25, 2015

By Ann Schneible

More than “theoretical discussions,” what unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to “challenge one another,” said Pope Francis as... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014.

Even an insult is killing your brother, Pope Francis says

Jun 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on true brotherly love, explaining that if we really want to love one... Read more