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Pope Francis at the Economy of Francesco conference for young economists, researchers, and activists in Assisi, Italy on 24 September 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Young People Are Missing the ‘spiritual capital’ that Gives Life Meaning

Sep 24, 2022

Pope Francis on Saturday lamented the loss of spiritual meaning in the lives of many young people today — a lack that is often replaced by an undue focus on material goods, he said.

Alessandro Diddi addresses Pope Francis during the opening of the Vatican City State court's 93rd judicial year on March 12, 2022. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis’ Chief Vatican Prosecutor Retires; Deputy Prosecutor Promoted

Sep 23, 2022

Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of the chief prosecutor of the Vatican City State court, Gian Piero Milano, and named a new prosecutor.

The facade of St. Peter is barely visible: A preview of the illuminated display. | Vatican News YouTube channel (screenshot)

St. Peter’s Basilica to Light up with Video Projection Telling the Story of First Pope

Sep 20, 2022

Visitors to the Vatican in October will be able to see the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated with a video display telling the story of the Church’s first pope. 

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on 18 September 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Christians Cannot be Indifferent to Corruption: Pope Francis

Sep 18, 2022

Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians should not become discouraged or remain indifferent to stories of corruption, but instead “be creative in doing good with prudence.”

"Every human being is sacred": Pope Francis to Religious Leaders in Kazakhstan

Sep 13, 2022

It is the task of religions to remind society of the sacredness of all human life, Pope Francis told leaders of the world’s religions in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Pope Francis speaks at the Angelus address on March 20, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Honors Comboni Nun Killed by Islamist Terrorists in Mozambique

Sep 11, 2022

Pope Francis in his Angelus address on Sunday honored an Italian missionary sister who was killed by Islamist terrorists in Mozambique.

Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Sept. 7, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

God Can Speak to Us in “the unexpected” Moments: Pope Francis at Wednesday Public Audience

Sep 7, 2022

God can speak to us in the unexpected moments of our lives if we learn to listen well to what he is telling us in our hearts, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

Pope Francis beatified Pope John Paul I in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 4, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Beatifies John Paul I, Pope for 33 Days

Sep 4, 2022

In one of the shortest pontificates in papal history, John Paul I gained a reputation for his humility and his dedication to teaching the faith in an understandable manner.

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims and visitors to the weekly general audience on Aug. 31, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Launches New Catechesis Series on Discernment, Says It’s "indispensable for living"

Aug 31, 2022

“God invites us to evaluate and choose: He created us free and wants us to exercise our freedom. For this reason, discernment is demanding,” Pope Francis said.

Cardinal Richard Baawobr of Wa (Ghana). SECAM

New Ghanaian Cardinal to Undergo Heart Surgery in Rome

Aug 31, 2022

Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr is expected to undergo heart surgery in Rome by the end of this week, according to the spokesman for the Ghana Catholic bishops' conference.

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Aug. 10, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican: Pope Francis’ Ukraine War Comments Not a "political stance"

Aug 30, 2022

The Holy See said Pope Francis’ recent comments on a car bombing that killed the daughter of an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin should not be interpreted as a “political stance.”

Cardinal Oscar Cantoni, bishop of Como, receives the red biretta from Pope Francis at the consistory in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 27, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Jesus is Asking, “can I count on you?”: Pope Francis during Creation of 20 New Cardinals

Aug 28, 2022

Pope Francis created 20 new cardinals for the Catholic Church during a liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica Saturday.

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door in L'Aquila, Italy on Aug. 28, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Becomes First Pope in More Than 700 Years to Open the Holy Door in L’Aquila

Aug 28, 2022

During a trip to the Italian city of L'Aquila, Pope Francis participated in a centuries-old tradition established by Pope Celestine V in 1294.

Cardinal Mario Grech speaking at the press conference in the Vatican on Aug. 26, 2022. Vatican Media / YouTube Channel

Only Holy Spirit Will "hijack" Synod on Synodality: Cardinal at Vatican Press Conference

Aug 26, 2022

At a press conference in the Vatican on Friday, two cardinals introduced the “continental phase” of the Catholic Church’s Synod on Synodality — and assured journalists that the only one "hijacking" this synod will be the Holy Spirit.

Pope Francis at the general audience in the Vatican, Aug. 24, 2022. Pablo Esparza / CNA

Pope Francis Cautions against "arbitrary and ideological adaptations" to Church Ministries

Aug 24, 2022

In a message Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against letting ideology influence the Church’s ordained and lay ministries, and said he plans to initiate a dialogue with bishops on the topic.

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Pope Francis Instructs Vatican Entities to Move all Funds to Vatican Bank by End September

Aug 23, 2022

Pope Francis has ordered that the Holy See and connected entities move all financial assets to the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican bank.

Pope Francis prepares to board an ITA Airlines plane for his approximately 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton in western Canada on July 24, 2022. Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Motto and Logo of Pope Francis’ Next Pastoral Trip Released

Aug 23, 2022

The motto of the Sept. 13–15 visit, “Messengers of Peace and Unity,” is written in Kazakh across the top of the logo and Russian across the bottom.

Pope Francis. Vatican Media.

Christians are Measured by How Well They Follow Jesus Christ and the Gospel: Pope Francis

Aug 21, 2022

Jesus “wants to tell us that to enter into God’s life, into salvation, we need to pass through him,” Pope Francis said.

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 28, 2020. Vatican Media.

What You Need to Know about Pope Francis' Next Consistory

Aug 17, 2022

On Saturday, Aug. 27, Pope Francis will place a red biretta on the heads of 18 bishops and two priests, declaring them to be cardinals “to the glory of almighty God and the honor of the Apostolic See.”

Pope Francis with a surprise visitor on stage at the General Audience in the Vatican on Aug. 17, 2022. Pablo Esparza / CNA

An Alliance Between Old and Young Will Save the Family: Pope Francis

Aug 17, 2022

Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasized the family’s need for healthy relationships and dialogue between the young and the elderly.