The desire for efficiency “absorbs the uniqueness of each into a bubble of uniformity,” Pope Francis warned.
The Vatican on Wednesday said Pope Francis’ health was stable as the Holy Father continues to receive treatment for ongoing lung inflammation stemming from a flu infection.
One day after canceling his trip to Dubai at the request of his doctors, Pope Francis appeared at his public Wednesday audience and shared with a raspy voice that he was still not feeling well as he recovers from the flu.
Pope Francis met Wednesday with professional soccer players from the Celtic Football Club, a team founded by an Irish Catholic religious brother.
The Vatican indicated the Holy Father will still attempt to participate in the conference in some fashion.
The pope, who will turn 87 next month, has faced several painful medical conditions over the last few years.
During this week’s Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis spoke not from the window of the Apostolic Palace but via livestream from Casa Santa Marta.
The Vatican announced the pope’s picks to the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life on Nov. 25.
The pope, who turns 87 next month, has experienced a number of medical setbacks in recent years.
Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” with those affected by the Monday, November 20 stadium stampede in Congo-Brazzaville that reportedly resulted in the death of at least 37 people and dozens others injured.
Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara from the pastoral care of the Apostolic Vicariate of Soddo in Ethiopia, where he has been serving as Apostolic Vicar.
Pope Francis’ meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian delegations occurred as news emerged that a four-day cease-fire agreement had been reached in which Hamas agreed to free at least 50 of the roughly 240 hostages taken in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
The pope's meeting with families of Palestinians in Gaza took place on the same day the Holy Father met wth relatives of Israeli hostages held by Hamas terrorists.
During his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, Pope Francis highlighted the universal nature of the Church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel.
Here is CNA’s English translation of Pope Francis’ letter to four German Catholic laywomen expressing his “concerns” about the direction of the German Church.
Tuesday was not the first time Pope Francis and the Vatican have expressed reservations about the German Synodal Way.
Last week Pope Francis received in audience the bishops of the Republic of Congo on the occasion of their ad limina apostolorum visit.
At Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis called for applause for the 20 martyrs beatified in the Seville cathedral on Nov. 18.
Pope Francis during his weekly Angelus highlighted the two different ways of approaching God, one based on fear and the other on trust.
Vatican spokesman says that with these meetings, "exclusively humanitarian in nature," Pope Francis wants to show his spiritual closeness to the suffering of each person.