Migrant Deaths

Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with local religious leaders at a memorial dedicated to sailors and migrants lost at sea on the first of a two-day visit to Marseille, France, Sept. 22, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis in Marseille: It’s "a duty of humanity" to Save Migrants Abandoned at Sea

Sep 22, 2023

“We can no longer watch the drama of shipwrecks, caused by the cruel trafficking and the fanaticism of indifference,” the pope said Sept. 22.

Pope Francis blesses the crowd from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the end of his Sunday Angelus address Aug. 13, 2023. | Vatican Media.

"An open wound": Pope Francis Decries Thousands of Deaths in Mediterranean Sea this Year

Aug 13, 2023

Pope Francis called attention Sunday to the thousands of people who have lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to immigrate to Europe in 2023.

Pope Francis at the Angelus from St. Peter's, July 9, 2023 | Vatican News

Pope Francis: Do We Allow Ourselves to be Amazed at God's Works?

Jul 9, 2023

The residents of three rich cities in the time of Jesus were incapable of marveling at his works and message, Pope Francis noted, seeing in their example a warning for the faithful of today.

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: The Devil Uses "three widespread and dangerous temptations" to Divide Us

Feb 26, 2023

On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis warned of three “widespread and dangerous temptations” that the devil uses to separate us from God and divide us from each other.