Pope Francis - Latest News
Jan 28, 2019 - 07:52 am .- CNA's full transcript of the Pope's July 28 in-flight press conference from Panama City to Rome.
Jan 28, 2019 - 07:48 am .- Speaking on the papal flight returning from Panama, the pope said he wanted the world’s bishops to receive a “catechesis” on the suffering of abuse survivors, and understand better the urgent reality of combating sexual abuse.
Jan 28, 2019 - 06:35 am .- Pope Francis said Monday he is opposed to the idea of optional priestly celibacy in the Latin rite, and he would consider it only for very remote places if a serious need existed.
Jan 26, 2019 - 07:54 am .- Pope Francis said Saturday that he recognized the weariness felt in the priesthood and in religious communities due to the sins that wound the Church today.
Jan 24, 2019 - 08:55 am .- Upon arriving in Panama for World Youth Day 2019, Pope Francis met with politicians, diplomats and civil society leaders, extending a message of hope for “a more humane world.”
Jan 24, 2019 - 04:26 am .- In his World Day of Social Communications message, Pope Francis said that online discussion is “too often based on opposition to the other.”
Jan 23, 2019 - 08:07 am .- Pope Francis will visit Japan in November of this year. The pope confirmed the timing of the upcoming trip during remarks to journalists on the flight from Rome to Panama City, Panama, Wednesday.
Jan 22, 2019 - 08:36 am .- In a statement Tuesday the Vatican again denied having prior knowledge of sexual abuse allegations against Argentine Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta before his December 2017 appointment to a Vatican office.
Jan 22, 2019 - 07:30 am .- Before the pope's summit on abuse next month, Rome must navigate two other events which could do much to frame how the February sessions will be seen from the outside.
Jan 20, 2019 - 12:38 pm .- In an exclusive report from the Associated Press, the former vicar to Argentine Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta said that the Vatican had had information about sexual abuse allegations against Zanchetta for several years. This contradicts a Vatican statement made just weeks ago which said Vatican officials had only gained knowledge of sexual abuse allegations against Zanchetta a few months ago.
Jan 20, 2019 - 06:46 am .- Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called  “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones.
Jan 19, 2019 - 06:02 am .- Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Saturday ending the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei and creating an office within the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith to focus on doctrinal dialogue with traditionalist groups.
Jan 16, 2019 - 06:08 am .- Just over a month ahead of the much-anticipated February meeting on sex abuse, the Vatican said the summit’s goal is for bishops to leave the meeting knowing clearly what it is they need to do to stop the abuse of minors.
Jan 16, 2019 - 05:05 am .- God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the unconditional love of God is not limited by our own sense of guilt or unworthiness.
Jan 15, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The finalization of a Curial reform process, a reshuffle in some Vatican positions, and an eventual consistory to “refill” the College of Cardinals might be among Pope Francis’ key moves in 2019.
Jan 14, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Pope Francis met for three hours Monday with leaders of the Chilean bishops’ conference, as the bishops face a sexual abuse crisis and plan initiatives to strengthen the Church in the country.
Jan 14, 2019 - 05:30 pm .- It now looks clear that Wuerl’s mandate to lead, and whatever was left of his legacy as a reformer, are gone. All that is left now is for the pope to announce his successor, and for Wuerl to make his quiet exit from public life.
Jan 13, 2019 - 05:38 am .- At Mass in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, Pope Francis baptized 27 babies, reminding their parents that the first space in which children learn and witness the faith is at home.
Jan 11, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Trust in the clergy has declined sharply over the last year, a new Gallup poll shows. Only 31 percent of American Catholics now rate the honesty or ethical standards of the clergy as “high” or “very high.”
Jan 7, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Sources at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have confirmed that allegations against McCarrick are being considered through an abbreviated approach called an “administrative penal process.”