Pope Francis - Latest News
Aug 20, 2018 - 04:57 pm .- Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, has welcomed Pope Francis’ letter to all the faithful addressing the recent sex abuse crises in the Church.
Aug 20, 2018 - 05:55 am .- Pope Francis called Monday for every member of the Catholic Church to pray and fast in penance for the evil of clerical sex abuse, and to be involved in needed change within the Church.
Aug 16, 2018 - 02:33 pm .- The Holy See on Thursday denounced sexual abuse and called for accountability for both perpetrators and leaders who covered up their crimes, following the release of a report detailing alleged clerical abuse in Pennsylvania.
Aug 12, 2018 - 05:31 am .- It is not enough for Catholics to not do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told young people and others in St. Peter’s Square Sunday.
Aug 11, 2018 - 09:52 am .- Pope Francis held a meeting on the abuse scandal in Chile and will continue to follow the actions of the country’s bishops’ conference in response to the crisis, the Vatican press office said Friday.
Aug 9, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- Twitter users will have access to special emojis commemorating Pope Francis’ visit to the Ireland later this month, the Irish Daily Mail reported Thursday.
Aug 9, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- In an interview with Vatican News marking the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II's encyclical Veritatis splendor, Archbishop Salvatore Rino Fisichella said that “the magisterium must never be used instrumentally to place a contrast in the development of the doctrine.”
Aug 8, 2018 - 04:37 am .- Attachment to idols is a failure to trust totally in God – and to reject these idols, Catholics must accept their weaknesses, inviting Christ to heal their hearts, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Aug 5, 2018 - 05:04 am .- It is not wrong to be concerned with the daily necessities of life, but strengthening one’s relationship with Jesus is of far greater importance, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus address.
Aug 3, 2018 - 01:30 pm .- Catholic theologians have weighed in on changes Pope Francis has made to the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the death penalty, pointing to some unresolved questions about what, exactly, the changes mean.
Aug 2, 2018 - 04:57 am .- Thursday the Vatican changed the Catechism’s teaching on the permissibility of the death penalty, which the Church has taught is legitimate in extreme cases, stating it is ‘inadmissible,’ and its elimination will be sought.
Aug 1, 2018 - 04:52 am .- When a person puts an object or a philosophy above God, it not only destroys happiness, it hinders the ability to experience real love, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Jul 29, 2018 - 07:03 am .- The love with which individuals and communities treat the poor, the weak, and the hungry, is the best measure of faith, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.
Jul 28, 2018 - 04:23 am .- Saturday Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals, suspending him from the rights and functions of the office.
Jul 26, 2018 - 02:06 pm .- The Pennsylvania Attorney General has appealed to Pope Francis for help in publishing a report on clerical sexual abuse in that state.
Jul 24, 2018 - 10:22 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday sent his condolences to victims of wildfires in Greece and flooding caused by the collapse of a hydroelectric dam in southeast Laos, expressing his “heartfelt solidarity” with those affected.
Jul 22, 2018 - 06:17 am .- A Christian can stay on the right path to Heaven, and grow in love for God and his neighbor, only by keeping close to Christ and his love, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Jul 16, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- Pope Francis surprised wedding guests Saturday when he unexpectedly celebrated a marriage being held at a small chapel in the Vatican Gardens.
Jul 16, 2018 - 11:32 am .- In a message to Antillean youth, Pope Francis said love is the core of the Church's doctrine on the family, which is something every young person is responsible for carrying forward.
Jul 15, 2018 - 05:57 am .- By virtue of their Baptism, every Catholic is called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ – a mission which cannot be separated from the Catholic Church, Pope Francis said Sunday.