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Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 4, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Apologizes for Not Leaving His Chair at Wednesday Audience

May 4, 2022

‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 4, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Faith Not Something Only "for old people": Pope Francis

May 4, 2022

The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis with a statue of the Virgin and Child. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Prays That Young People Will Follow Mary’s Example

May 3, 2022

‘You young people, who want to build something new, a better world, follow her example, take risks,’ the pope urged.

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Weeps at Ukraine Suffering, Calls for Daily Rosary for Peace

May 1, 2022

Pope Francis has again lamented the suffering caused by the invasion of Ukraine and encouraged the faithful to pray a rosary every day for peace.

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Christians with "empty nets" Must Return to Jesus, Pope Francis Says

May 1, 2022

"Brothers, sisters, when our nets are empty in life, it is not the time to feel sorry for ourselves, to have fun, to return to old pastimes."

Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo welcomed at St. Paul's Major Seminary in Juba Friday, 22 April 2022 ahead of his episcopal ordination scheduled for May 15. Credit: Ori Sabasio Okumu/Facebook

“Let’s build Church in love, forgiveness”: South Sudanese Bishop-elect ahead of Ordination

Apr 30, 2022

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan, Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, has called upon the people of God in the East-Central African nation to work together and be part of the Church that fosters “love and forgiveness”.

Pope Francis meets members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors at the Vatican, April 29, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Asks for Annual Report on Church’s Efforts to Prevent Abuse

Apr 29, 2022

The pontiff was addressing the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’ plenary meeting at the Vatican, April 29, 2022. Vatican Media.

All Countries Should Promote Family-friendly Policies: Pope Francis

Apr 29, 2022

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

Pope Francis meets members of the Papal Foundation in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, April 28, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Thanks Papal Foundation for Aid to Ukraine

Apr 28, 2022

The pope said that the foundation brings ‘love, hope, and mercy’ to those it supports.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Tells General Audience Pilgrims His Knee "still not healing"

Apr 27, 2022

The 85-year-old pope canceled his engagements the day before the audience due to knee pain.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Wants Catholics to Rediscover This Book of the Bible

Apr 27, 2022

The pope praised the book’s ‘valuable teaching on the alliance of the generations.’

St. Peter holding the keys / Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Pope Francis Updates Canon Law on Dismissal from Religious Institutes

Apr 26, 2022

The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions.

Pope Francis with participants in a conference on Trinitarian International Solidarity at the Vatican, April 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Cancels Day’s Activities Due to Knee Pain, Says Vatican

Apr 26, 2022

Knee pain has forced the 85-year-old pope to curtail his activities in recent weeks.

Mons. André Giraud Pindi Muanza, appointed Bishop of DR Congo's Matadi Diocese on 23 April 2022. Credit: CENCO

Apostolic Administrator of DR Congo’s Matadi Diocese Appointed Diocesan Bishop

Apr 25, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. André Giraud Pindi Muanza the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Matadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC). The Bishop-elect has been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of the Congolese Diocese since March 2021.

Pope Francis meets Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on 25 April 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Expresses Joy at Growth of Missionaries of Mercy Worldwide

Apr 25, 2022

The pope commissioned the first Missionaries of Mercy in 2016.

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on April 24, 2022. Vatican Media

Divine Mercy Sunday 2022: Pope Francis Preaches on Peace that God's Mercy Brings

Apr 24, 2022

Pope Francis explained three ways that God's mercy should bring about peace in the lives of Christians.

Pope Francis gives his Regina Caeli reflections on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24, 2022. Vatican Media

"The Lord is not looking for perfect Christians": Pope Francis

Apr 24, 2022

Jesus’ merciful words to a doubting St. Thomas reminds us that the Lord does not expect us to be “perfect Christians,” Pope Francis said in his Regina Caeli reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday.

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Luxerendering/Shutterstock.

Pope Names Secretaries of Doctrinal, Disciplinary Sections of Vatican’s Doctrine of Faith

Apr 23, 2022

Under Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia, the internal structure of the CDF has been reorganized into two sections.

Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on January 26, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Jesus Frees Us from the "paralysis" of Laziness and Selfishness

Apr 23, 2022

The pope met with young people participating in a missionary youth conference.

Pope Francis pictured at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

God is Weeping for the Victims of the Ukraine War: Pope Francis

Apr 23, 2022

The pope offered a reflection on "Our Lady of Tears."