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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Humility "the source of peace in the world and in the Church": Pope Francis

May 22, 2024

“Humility is everything. It is what saves us from the evil one,” the pope said.

People participate in a funeral procession of president Ebrahim Raisi and his seven aides in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province, on May 21, 2024. / Credit: Photo by AZIN HAGHIGHI/MOJ News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Expresses "spiritual closeness" to Iran after Death of President in Helicopter Crash

May 21, 2024

In a telegram, the Holy Father sent “condolences upon the deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and all who perished.”

Pope Francis sits down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Monday, May 20, 2024. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo

“If it is deacons with holy orders, no”: Pope Francis against Ordained Female Deacons

May 21, 2024

The Holy Father stressed the importance of women’s roles in the Catholic Church, describing them as “the ones who move changes forward, all sorts of changes.”

Queen Mathilde of Belgium meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace with her husband, King Philippe of the Belgians, on Sept. 14, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Travel to Luxembourg and Belgium in September

May 20, 2024

The pope will make a one-day stopover in Luxembourg on Sept. 26 before visiting the Catholic universities of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve Sept. 26–29.

In an interview with "60 Minutes" anchor Norah O'Donnell, Pope Francis discusses a wide range of issues. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo

Here’s What Pope Francis Said in His "60 Minutes" Interview

May 20, 2024

The pope spoke with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell at the Vatican via a Spanish translator.

Pope Francis participates in Mass on the solemnity of Pentecost, May 19, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Holy Spirit’s “work in us is powerful”, But Also Gentle, “welcoming to all”: Pope Francis on Pentecost

May 19, 2024

Speaking in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope explained that the Holy Spirit’s “work in us is powerful, as symbolized by the signs of wind and fire.”

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in the arena in Verona, Italy, on May 18, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis’ Pastoral Visit to Verona Emphasizes Call to be Peacemakers  

May 18, 2024

The pope’s one-day visit to the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday centered on a message of peace, urging people not to "become spectators of the so-called `inevitable' war.’”

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Appoints Cardinal Tagle as Special Envoy to National Eucharistic Congress in the U.S.

May 18, 2024

The Vatican announced Saturday that the pope has appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle,as his special envoy to the National Eucharistic Congress this July.

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media

Orthodox Patriarch Anticipates Pope Francis Visit to Turkey for Council of Nicaea Anniversary

May 17, 2024

Pope Francis might be traveling to Turkey next year for the 1,700th anniversary of the First Council of Nicaea, according to Patriarch Bartholomew.

In an interview with 60 Minutes' Norah O'Donnell, airing this Sunday, Pope Francis took aim at his “conservative critics” in the United States. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo

Conservative Critics Have a "suicidal attitude": Pope Francis

May 16, 2024

The full interview, conducted April 24, will air as part of “60 Minutes” on May 19 from 7-8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Pope Francis addresses the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 15, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Love, Charity “culmination” of Theological Virtues: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

May 15, 2024

Pointing to the Sermon on the Mount and repeating twice “love your enemy,” the pope noted that this teaching “embraces what is not lovable; it offers forgiveness.”

Mons. Séamus Patrick Horgan greets Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appoints First-ever Resident Apostolic Nuncio in South Sudan

May 14, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Séamus Patrick Horgan as the new Apostolic Nuncio for South Sudan, and elevated him to the dignity of Archbishop, assigning him the Titular See of Árd Sratha in Ireland.

Pope Francis presides over a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on July 23, 2023, for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. / Credit: Pablo Esparza/EWTN

Do Not Abandon Grandparents and Elderly; Remain Close to Them: Pope Francis

May 14, 2024

The Vatican released the message ahead of the fourth World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, which takes place on July 28 this year.

The Medjugorje Youth Festival, in its 34th edition, held July 26–30, 2023, at the site of alleged Marian apparitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. / Credit: Radio MIR Međjugorje

What Has the Vatican Already Said about Discerning Marian Apparitions?

May 14, 2024

Officials from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discussed problems that could come up in examining apparitions in November 1974.

“EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol speaks with Dr. Erin Lothes, a Catholic environmental theologian and senior manager of the Laudato Si’ Animators Program with the Laudato Si’ Movement, on on May 9, 2024. / Credit: “EWTN News Nightly” screen shot

Vatican Hosts Discussions on Climate Change, Offers Resources as Ocean Temperatures Hit Record High

May 14, 2024

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform provides resources for the Church to achieve real and lasting solutions to environmental problems. 

"We reflect with gratitude on all mothers, and let us also pray for mothers who have gone to heaven. We entrust mothers to the protection of Mary, our heavenly mother," said Pope Francis on May 12, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

"Let us also pray for mothers who have gone to heaven": Pope Francis on Mother’s Day

May 12, 2024

On Mother’s Day, Pope Francis entrusted all mothers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking everyone to remember to also pray for all the mothers who have gone to heaven.

Pope Francis greets a young girl at a conference on Friday, May 10, 2024, on the state of birth rates in Italy and the wider West at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis on Record-low Fertility rate: "Human life is not a problem, it is a gift"

May 10, 2024

“The problem of our world is not the children that are born — it is selfishness, consumerism, and individualism, which make people full, lonely and unhappy.”

Pope Francis addresses the crowd at the proclamation of the papal bull “Spes Non Confudit,” meaning “Hope Does Not Disappoint,” at the Vatican on Thursday, May 9, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/EWTN/Vatican Pool

In Papal Bull Titled “Hope Does Not Disappoint”, Pope Francis Announces How, When Church’s 2025 Jubilee Will Begin

May 9, 2024

The papal bull declares that the Jubilee will officially begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica on Christmas Eve 2024.

Pope Francis at vespers following the proclamation of the papal bull “Spes Non Confudit,” meaning “Hope does not disappoint,” at the Vatican, Thursday, May 9, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Full Text of “Hope Does Not Disappoint”, Papal Bull for Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee

May 9, 2024

The pope presided over a formal reading of the Jubilee’s Papal Bull of Indiction in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday, May 9, 2024, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his Wednesday general audience on May 8, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Hope "is a gift that comes directly from God"

May 8, 2024

“Christians have hope not through their own merit. If they believe in the future, it is because Christ died and rose again and gave us his Spirit,” the pope said.