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Pope Francis meets members of the Charles de Foucauld Spiritual Family Association in the study of the Paul VI Hall, May 18, 2022. Vatican Media.

St. Charles de Foucauld’s Spirituality Helped me Through a Crisis: Pope Francis

May 18, 2022

The pope canonized the French explorer on May 15.

Bishop Timothée Bodika Mansiyai of DR Congo's Kikwit Diocese. Credit: ACN

Pope Francis “is St. Peter coming to us, to confirm us in the faith”: Bishop in DR Congo

May 17, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kikwit in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has expressed joy as the Central African nation awaits the visit of Pope Francis, noting that the visit signifies the coming of St. Peter “to confirm us in the faith”.

Official logo and motto of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the South Sudan in July 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Nuncio to South Sudan Says Planned Ecumenical Visit “a moment of grace for all of us”

May 17, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation is “a moment of grace” for the people of God in the country.

Pope Francis meets with members of Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 16, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Offers Guidance to Young Christians in Politics

May 16, 2022

The pope was speaking to members of the Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity.

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Religious Men, Women, Priests, Lay Man among 10 New Saints Canonized at Vatican

May 15, 2022

It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019.

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Decries Low Birth Rate in the West, Says “impoverishing everyone’s future”

May 14, 2022

‘Italy, Europe, and the West are impoverishing their futures,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis meets participants in an international conference of moral theology in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Says Family Life More Tested than Ever Before

May 13, 2022

The pope was speaking to moral theologians.

Pope Francis meets with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) at the Vatican, May 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

Anglicans are "valued traveling companions": Pope Francis

May 13, 2022

The pope was speaking with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC).

Pope Francis visits a reception center for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy, on March 24, 2016. Vatican Media.

Migrants and Refugees Have "enormous potential" to Help Society: Pope Francis

May 12, 2022

The pope made the comment in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022.

Pope Francis meets Kateryna Prokopenko and Yulya Fedosiuk in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Meets Wives of Ukrainian Soldiers Fighting to Defend Mariupol

May 11, 2022

‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invites Grandparents to Join a "spiritual and non-violent revolution"

May 10, 2022

The pope made the appeal in his message for the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Pope Francis meets with members of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in the Apostolic Palace on May 7, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis’ Trip to Lebanon "delayed for health reasons"

May 9, 2022

Lebanon’s tourism minister announced the postponement, citing ‘health reasons.’

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021. Vatican Media

South Sudan Trip a "pilgrimage of peace", Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Say

May 8, 2022

"In anticipation of our pilgrimage of peace this coming summer, we look forward to visiting your great country.”

Pope Francis meets with the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in the Apostolic Palace on May 7, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "It’s not possible to worship God while making the liturgy a battleground"

May 8, 2022

Pope Francis said that the liturgy should not be “a battleground” for “outdated issues.”

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Regina Caeli on May 8, 2022. Vatican Media

Mother’s Day: Pope Francis Sends Moms "Our prayer, affection, best wishes"

May 8, 2022

In his Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis asked the faithful to celebrate their mothers in a special way on Sunday, for Mother’s Day, and urged continued prayers for peace in Ukraine.

Fr. John Gbemboyo, Social Communication Coordinator at the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). Credit: ACI Africa

Church in South Sudan Set “to intensify awareness campaigns” about Planned Ecumenical Trip

May 6, 2022

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan have agreed to spearhead campaigns aimed at making the people of God aware of the planned ecumenical visit in their respective Dioceses, a Catholic Priest serving at the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Pope Francis lays hands on a Bangladeshi deacon as he ordains him to the priesthood during a Dec. 1, 2017, Mass in Dhaka. Vatican Media.

Prayer for Vocations 2022: Pope Francis Says "Church must become increasingly synodal"

May 6, 2022

The pope made the comment in his annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations message.

Pope Francis enters the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall in a wheelchair on May 5, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Uses Wheelchair in Public for First Time Since Colon Surgery

May 5, 2022

The pope was pushed in a wheelchair onto the stage of the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General on May 5, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Encourages Religious Orders to "make their synodal journey"

May 5, 2022

The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General.

Pope Francis is pictured outside the Casa Santa Marta on July 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Merges Four Foundations into New Vatican Hospitality Body

May 5, 2022

A papal decree, known as a chirograph, united the foundations under a new body known as the Domus Vaticanae.