St. John the Baptist

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in St. Peter's Square on Jan. 15, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Announces Ecumenical Prayer, Reflects on St. John the Baptist's "spirit of service"

Jan 15, 2023

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to cultivate the virtue of knowing “how to step aside” in order to bear witness to Jesus, as St. John the Baptist did.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021. | Credit: Vatican Media.

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Pope Francis

Dec 4, 2022

St. John the Baptist reminds us that Advent is a privileged time to turn back toward God — something it is never too late to do, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Fr. John Baptiste Attakruh (second from right), newly appointed Apostolic Administrator of Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese after Mass at the Star of the Sea Cathedral, Takoradi. / Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese

New Ghanaian Apostolic Administrator Likens His Ministry to That of John the Baptist

Aug 24, 2020

The newly appointed Apostolic Administrator of Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, Fr. John Baptist Attakruh has likened his current ministry to that of John the Baptist.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 12, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: To Know Christ Better, Contemplate His 'holy face'

Jan 19, 2020

Meditating on the Gospel and on Christ’s holy face is a good way to know Jesus better, especially as the Lamb of God who sacrificed himself for the sins of the world, Pope Francis said Sunday.