Pope Francis

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.

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

The Holy Trinity inspires us "to live with others and for others": Pope Francis

Jun 12, 2022

Celebrating the Trinity is “not so much a theological exercise, but a revolution in our way of life,” the pope said.

Pope Francis meets the Grenadiers of Sardinia Brigade, part of the Italian army, and their families, on June 11, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Thanks Army Brigade for Protecting Pilgrims to the Vatican

Jun 11, 2022

Pope Francis said he hoped the soldiers' time in Rome was spiritually fruitful.

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke. Credit: CADEK

Being Named Cardinal Opportunity to “do my best for salvation of souls”: Nigerian Bishop

Jun 10, 2022

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, one of the two Cardinals-designate from Africa, has described his being named candidate to receive a red from Pope Francis in August as an opportunity to “continue to do my best for the salvation of souls”. 

Pope Francis meets members of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) on June 10, 2022. Vatican Media

Pornography "a threat to public health": Pope Francis

Jun 10, 2022

Pope Francis also spoke about the challenges facing families today.

Official logos for Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People. Credit: Vatican Media

Faith-based Leaders Specify Five Challenges in Africa They Want Pope Francis to “mention”

Jun 9, 2022

Officials of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) have specified challenges in Africa they request that Pope Francis highlights during his July 2-7  two-African-nation trip scheduled to begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conclude in South Sudan.

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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 sat at the front of the congregation in St. Peter's Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost on June 5, 2022. Vatican Media

On Pentecost, Pope Francis Explains How to Recognize the Voice of the Holy Spirit

Jun 5, 2022

The pope delivered his homily from a wheelchair in front of the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Archbishop Ettore Balestrero  at the launch of the mobilization campaign around the arrival of the Holy Father in DRC. Credit: CENCO

Nuncio in DR Congo “encourages everyone to prepare their hearts” to Welcome Pope Francis

Jun 4, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has encouraged the people of God in the Central African nation to prepare their hearts to welcome Pope Francis next month.

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of the Bishop of Yendi in Ghana, Appoints Successor

Jun 3, 2022

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai of the Catholic Diocese of Yendi in Ghana and appointed his successor.

Pope Francis announced that his prayer intention for June 2022 is families. Shutterstock

Pope Francis Announces His Prayer Intention for June 2022

Jun 3, 2022

The choice is fitting, since families from around the world will gather in Rome later this month for the World Meeting of Families on June 22-26.

Fr. Marcelo Fonseca Oliveira. Credit: ACN

Pope Francis Wishes to Touch Reality of Suffering in DRC “with own hands”: Catholic Priest

Jun 1, 2022

A Catholic Missionary Priest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has exuded confidence that Pope Francis, who has always spoken passionately about the suffering in the central African nation, wishes to know the reality of the country better.

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.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Church Leaders in South Sudan to Foster Reconciliation “before the Holy Father comes”

Jun 1, 2022

Church leaders in South are to organize ecumenical prayer sessions aimed at fostering reconciliation in the country ahead of the pastoral visit of Pope Francis alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) during their 59th Plenary Assembly. Credit: CENCO

Insecurity in North Kivu Province Cause for Concern for Catholic Bishops in DR Congo

May 31, 2022

The situation of insecurity in North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a cause for concern for the Catholic Bishops in the Central African country who are calling on those involved in the violent conflict to come “to their senses and seek dialogue”.