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Pope Francis

Pope Francis Appoints New Local Ordinary for Ziguinchor Catholic Diocese, Senegal

Jun 20, 2024

The Holy Father has appointed Mons. Jean Baptiste Valter Manga Bishop of Senegal’s Catholic Diocese of Ziguinchor.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his general audience on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis fields questions from students about gender identity and LGBTQ discrimination

Jun 20, 2024

In the one-hour conversation on June 20 organized by Loyola University’s Building Bridges Initiative, Pope Francis spoke directly to students from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Pope Francis gives a blessing to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his general audience on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells faithful: Learn Some of the Psalms by Heart

Jun 19, 2024

“It is necessary to make the Psalms our prayer,” the pope said at his general audience in an overcast but hot and muggy St. Peter’s Square on June 19.

Pope Francis greets members of the international Catholic movement Communion and Liberation in St. Peter's Square Oct. 15, 2022. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

"Do not look at your navel": Pope Francis Tells Communion and Liberation Leader

Jun 19, 2024

As reported by President Davide Prosperi, the pope spoke of “the need to share the charism and for a co-responsibility in the leadership of the movement.”

Archbishop-elect Benjamin Phiri of the newly erected Archdiocese of Ndola. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Ndola

Pope Francis Erects New Metropolitan See in Zambia, Appoints Pioneer Local Ordinary

Jun 18, 2024

Pope Francis has erected the Catholic Archdiocese of Ndola in Zambia and appointed Bishop Benjamin Phiri the pioneer Archbishop.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Angelus address on Sunday, June 16, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: The Seeds of the Gospel Take Time to Bloom

Jun 16, 2024

Reflecting on Jesus’ parable comparing the kingdom of God to a mustard seed, the pope said Christians should have an attitude of “confident expectation” in the Lord.

Kenya’s President, William Ruto with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Kenya’s President Joins Pope Francis in Calling for “urgent end to violence” Globally, Highlights Sudan, DR Congo

Jun 15, 2024

Kenya’s President, William Ruto, has expressed his support for Pope Francis’ call for an end to violence in all parts of the world, including the Northeastern African nation of Sudan, the Central African country of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the East-Central African nation of South Sudan.

The President of Cape Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

“A memorable meeting”: President of Cape Verde on Encounter with Pope Francis in Rome

Jun 15, 2024

The President of Cape Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves, has described his Friday, June 14 audience with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Place in Rome as “memorable”.

Pope Francis participates in his first G7 Summit on June 14, 2024. In his remarks, the pontiff stressed that human dignity requires that the decisions of artificial intelligence (AI) be under the control of human beings. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis at G7: Artificial Intelligence Must Not Replace Human Decision-making

Jun 14, 2024

Pope Francis at the G7 summit on Friday stressed that human dignity requires that the decisions of artificial intelligence be under the control of human beings.

A group of comedians and humorists, including Chris Rock and Jimmy Fallon (center), share a lighthearted exchange with Pope Francis during a gathering with the pope in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on June 14, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Gets Laughs at Meeting with Big-name Comedians

Jun 14, 2024

Pope Francis took the stage in front of over 100 comedians and humorists, including Americans Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien.

The President of Cape Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves to  meet Pope Francis in Rome on 14 June 2024.

President of Cape Verde to Highlight “challenges of today” in His Planned Friday Audience with Pope Francis

Jun 13, 2024

The President of Cape Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves, plans to highlight contemporary challenges, including those in Africa during his planned audience with Pope Francis.

A homeless man sleeps on the sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 22, 2023. / Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

For World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis Urges Christians to "be friends of the poor"

Jun 13, 2024

Pope Francis this week urged Christians around the world to share in the suffering of the poor and to commune with them through the act of prayer.

Pope Francis made his remarks on synodality during an annual meeting for moderators of international associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements, and new communities, organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life on June 13, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Synodality Moves us to Share in others’ Suffering: Pope Francis

Jun 13, 2024

Pope Francis said Thursday a synodal spirit asks us to react with empathy to the suffering and painful experiences of others.

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Publishes New Document with Proposals “for renewed exercise of bishop of Rome’s ministry of unity”

Jun 13, 2024

The study document is the first Vatican text since Vatican II to outline the entire ecumenical debate on papal primacy.

Pope Francis speaks to priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Pontifical Salesian University on June 11, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

“If a young man wants to enter the seminary and has a homosexual tendency: stop him”: Pope Francis Quoted again

Jun 12, 2024

The pope said there was “an air of faggotry” at the Vatican, according to reports.

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his general audience on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Keep Your Homilies Short or "people will fall asleep"

Jun 12, 2024

Speaking at his Wednesday catechesis on June 12, the pope explained that the goal of a homily is to “help move the Word of God from the book to life.”

Pope Francis meets with priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Salesian Pontifical University on June 11, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican: Pope Francis Speaks again about the Admission of Homosexuals to Seminaries

Jun 11, 2024

The Vatican Press Office reported that during a closed-door meeting, the pope returned to the topic of the admission of men “with homosexual tendencies to seminaries.”

Pope Francis gazes over the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum with Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri during a visit to Rome’s historic Capitoline Hill on June 10, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Reflects on Roman Empire in Visit to Ancient Capitoline Hill

Jun 10, 2024

The pope made the trip to the Capitoline Hill to speak to local government officials on June 10 in the Senatorial Palace, home to Rome’s city hall.

Pope Francis waves to the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear his Angelus address n Sunday, June 9, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Money, Power, Pleasure Can Enslave Us

Jun 9, 2024

Speaking in his Angelus address on June 9, the pope asked people to contemplate the temptations that can imprison us and the freedom found in Christ

Pope Francis greets participants in a gathering of choir singers, musicians, and directors at Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on June 8, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Music is a Universal language: Pope Francis Sings Praises of Catholic Choirs

Jun 8, 2024

The Holy Father's remarks came during the 4th International Meeting of Choirs at the Vatican.