Pope Francis - Latest News
Dec 9, 2018 - 06:46 am .- “To prepare the way for the Lord who comes, it is necessary to take into account the demands of conversion,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Dec. 9.
Dec 8, 2018 - 08:43 am .- On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to imitate Mary’s deep trust and openness to God when faced with serious problems.
Dec 7, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- How the Church deals with clerical sexual misconduct when it does not involve minors remains a thorny issue, but an increasingly urgent one.
Dec 7, 2018 - 09:30 am .- As the Vatican illuminated its 65-foot Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square Friday, Pope Francis shared the deeper meaning found in the traditional festive spruce.
Dec 6, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Pope Francis Thursday published new laws governing the administration of Vatican City State, including the formation of a new oversight body for verifying departmental compliance with regulations and procedures within the governorate.
Dec 6, 2018 - 05:16 am .- Pope Francis will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5 to participate in an international interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced Thursday.
Dec 3, 2018 - 08:44 pm .- For the 50th anniversary of a Jesuit college in Rome, Pope Francis challenged members of the college community to reflect on the origins of the Society of Jesus as they seek spiritual fruit.
Dec 3, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- The Irish organization Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has written an open letter to the country’s bishops, requesting a national assembly to discuss potential reforms to the Church.
Dec 3, 2018 - 11:13 am .- In a speech on Monday, Pope Francis called for humility as a path to world peace, urging world leaders and citizens of every nation to work for an end to violence and a greater respect for human dignity.
Nov 30, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- In a book-length interview to be published next week, Pope Francis addressed gifts and challenges for clerical and religious vocations, among them the challenge of homosexuality in the clergy.
Nov 30, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- An order of religious sisters in Pennsylvania has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the drilling of a government-sanctioned gas pipeline through the religious order’s property. The sisters claim the plan is a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Nov 30, 2018 - 01:23 pm .- On the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, Pope Francis told the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople that while the Holy Spirit has in recent years prompted a “fraternal dialogue” between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, both Churches should work to achieve full communion with one another.
Nov 30, 2018 - 11:03 am .- Pope Francis met with dozens of children suffering from tumors in an audience Nov. 30.
Nov 30, 2018 - 10:32 am .- According to the president of the Pontifical Mission Societies, there is a clear link between next October’s focus on missionary work and the synod on the Amazon that makes the convergence of the two events fortuitous.
Nov 29, 2018 - 05:27 am .- Pope Francis wrote in his 2015 encyclical, Laudato si, that, “by learning to see and appreciate beauty, we learn to reject self-interested pragmatism.”
Nov 28, 2018 - 08:00 pm .- The next gathering of the Council of Cardinals, also known as the C9, will take place Dec. 10-12. It will likely be the last meeting of the council as it is presently constituted.
Nov 27, 2018 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis has chosen Bishop Daniel Elias Gracia as the new Bishop of Monterey, California. The diocese of Monterey has been without a bishop since the death of Bishop Richard Garcia in July.
Nov 26, 2018 - 06:15 pm .- After several confusing and turbulent weeks in the Church, it is worth asking where reform efforts stand, and where they will be going.
Nov 21, 2018 - 11:31 am .- Serving others first requires listening to God in prayer, so that one can give the same ‘yes’ to God’s will that Mary gave, Pope Francis said in a message for World Youth Day 2019.
Nov 20, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Pope Francis will visit Romania in 2019, according to Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, president of the Romanian bishops’ conference.