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Pope Francis speaks to the crowd on 12 June 2022 gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for the recitation of the Angelus on Trinity Sunday. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Prays for Victims of Deadly Islamic Terrorist Attack in Somalia

Oct 30, 2022

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday that God may “convert the hearts of the violent” after an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist attack in Somalia.

Pope Francis delivered his Angelus address on 18 September 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Announces Decision to Extend Synod on Synodality to 2024

Oct 16, 2022

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that the Synod on Synodality will be extended to 2024.  

Catholic Bishops in Chad. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Chad’s Catholic Bishops Clarify Their Withdrawal from National Inclusive Dialogue Sessions

Sep 18, 2022

Catholic Bishops have attributed their withdrawal from the National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) sessions to their status of neutrality and the need “to keep an equal distance between the parties” in conflict in the North-Central African nation.

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on March 20, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Honors Comboni Nun Killed by Islamist Terrorists in Mozambique

Sep 11, 2022

Pope Francis in his Angelus address on Sunday honored an Italian missionary sister who was killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique.

Catholic Bishops in Chad. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops Withdraw from Chad’s National Inclusive Dialogue, Cite Lack of “dialogue”

Sep 4, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Chad have, in a collective statement, announced their withdrawal from the country’s National Inclusive Dialogue (DNI) initiative, decrying the lack of “dialogue”.

Pope Francis speaking to journalists on the flight from Canada to Rome, Italy, on July 30, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis’ In-flight Press Conference from Canada: Full Text

Jul 30, 2022

Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after a week-long trip to Canada. During the July 24 to 30 trip, the pope visited Edmonton, Québec, and Iqaluit on what he called a “penitential pilgrimage” to apologize to the country’s indigenous communities.

Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. | CSW.

Catholic, Baptist Churches in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Attacked During Sunday Worship

Jun 20, 2022

Gunmen have reportedly attacked worshippers at Catholic and Baptist churches in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in Nigeria, the Nigerian State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs has confirmed.

Pope Francis meets with members of the editorship of the theological magazine La Scuola Cattolica at the Vatican's Consistory Hall, June 17, 2022. Vatican Media.

Candidates for the Priesthood Must Be Well Scrutinized: Pope Francis

Jun 17, 2022

The pope was speaking to seminary formators from the Milan archdiocese.

Bishop Lucas Van Looy, S.D.B., pictured at a Vatican press conference on the family synod, Oct. 23, 2015. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Accepts Belgian Bishop’s Request Not to Be Made a Cardinal

Jun 16, 2022

Bishop Lucas Van Looy was due to receive the red hat on Aug. 27.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 8, 2022. Vatican Media

Catholic Marriage Preparation a "duty of justice" in Text for Dioceses, Pope Francis Says

Jun 15, 2022

The pope wrote the preface of a new Vatican document for priests working with engaged couples.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 15, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: "When you are old, you are no longer in control of your body"

Jun 15, 2022

The 85-year-old pope noted that he needed to walk with a cane.

Pope Francis greets a participant in the World Day of the Poor in Rome, Nov. 16, 2017. L'Osservatore Romano.

No Christian is Exempt from Aiding the Poor: Pope Francis

Jun 14, 2022

The pope made the remark in his message for the 2022 World Day of the Poor.

Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Not to Preside at June 16 Corpus Christi Mass, Procession Due to Knee Pain

Jun 14, 2022

The 85-year-old pope has made public appearances in a wheelchair since May 5.

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins, pictured on Oct. 13, 2018. Damien Storan via Shutterstock.

Recent Church Massacre in Nigeria Not Linked to Climate Change: Bishop to Irish President

Jun 13, 2022

The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’

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See St Charles de Foucauld as Model of Holiness: Pope Francis to Future Vatican Diplomats

Jun 9, 2022

The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. | Alan Holdren.

“Continue to live Gospel message with fidelity, courage”: Pope to Ondo Diocese, Nigeria

Jun 7, 2022

Pope Francis has encouraged the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo in Nigeria and the people of God there to remain faithful to the Gospel message, which they need to continue defending with courage.

Pope Francis meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022. Vatican Media.

Guarding "dead traditions" is Dangerous for the Church’s Life: Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education.

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Bring the Love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart "to the ends of the earth": Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022. Vatican Media.

Old age a Time to Rediscover Trust in the Lord: Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis prays the rosary for peace in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major, May 31, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Prays Rosary for Peace in Ukraine and Around the World

May 31, 2022

The pope meditated on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary in union with Marian shrines around the world.