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St. Thérèse of Lisieux. | Credit: Public domain

Pope Francis Highlights "little greatness" of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in Apostolic Letter

Oct 15, 2023

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also called “The Little Flower,” was a French Carmelite nun who died in 1897 from tuberculosis at the age of 24.

Five children representing five continents speak with Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on Oct. 1, 2023. The pope will hold a meeting with children at the Vatican on Nov. 6, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Hold Meeting with Children at the Vatican on Nov. 6

Oct 1, 2023

The theme of the event in the Paul VI Audience Hall will be “Let us learn from boys and girls.” 

Pope Francis on board the plane that took him from Rome to Mongolia, Aug. 31, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Publish Apostolic Letter on St. Thérèse of Lisieux October 15

Sep 1, 2023

On board the plane taking him to Mongolia, Pope Francis announced Aug. 31 that he is preparing an apostolic letter on St. Thérèse of Lisieux to be published Oct. 15.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 18, 2023/Portrait of Blaise Pascal. | Vatican Media/Public domain

Pope Francis publishes Apostolic Letter on 17th-century Philosopher, Blaise Pascal

Jun 19, 2023

Pope Francis published an apostolic letter on Monday praising the 17th-century mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal as “a tireless seeker of truth.”

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis to Issue Apostolic Letter on Ministry of Catechist

May 5, 2021

Pope Francis will issue an apostolic letter next week on the ministry of catechist.

Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar have organized a three-day colloquium that aims to  develop a concrete response to Pope Francis’s clarion call to “say ‘never again’ to every form of abuse.” Credit: Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)

Planned Seminar by Jesuits in Africa, Response to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter on Abuse

Apr 11, 2021

An upcoming international colloquium organized by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), is a response to Pope Francis’ 2019  Apostolic Letter  “Vos estis lux mundi” that establishes procedural norms on dealing with sexual abuse in the Church, officials have said.

Saint Jerome Writing, a painting by Caravaggio, dated to 1605–06. Public domain.

St. Jerome Gave "uncompromising witness to the truth": Pope Francis

Oct 1, 2020

Pope Francis Wednesday highlighted the life and figure of St. Jerome in an apostolic letter for the 1,600th anniversary of the Doctor of the Church’s death.