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Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Takes on Critics in Forthcoming Memoir, Says He Won’t be Resigning

Mar 14, 2024

Pope Francis has no plans to resign from office according to excerpts from his forthcoming memoir — though he says some in the Church wish he would.

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 5, 2016. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

A Timeline of Pope Francis’ 11 Years as Pope: PHOTOS

Mar 13, 2024

Pope Francis is the 266th successor of St. Peter. Here is a timeline of key events during his papacy.

Pope Francis presides over a penitential service at St. Pius V Parish in Rome on March 8, 2024. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Vatican: Pope Francis’ ‘white flag’ remark a call for negotiations, not Ukraine’s surrender

Mar 9, 2024

The Holy Father made the remarks last month in a newly released television interview with Swiss broadcaster RSI.

Pope Francis joines the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in prayer at the Vatican on March 7, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Clergy Abuse Commission: "Our commitment must not wane"

Mar 7, 2024

“I encourage you to move forward so that the Church will be, always and everywhere, a place where everyone can feel at home,” Pope Francis said. 

Pope Francis delivers an address during his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 14, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: St. Thomas Aquinas is needed to answer today’s social challenges

Mar 7, 2024

Pope Francis reflected on the intellectual legacy of the “Angelic Doctor” in a letter to social scientists.

Pope Francis meets with members of the Pontifical Academy for Life on Feb. 12, 2024, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican on France’s abortion amendment: There cannot be a ‘right’ to take a human life

Mar 5, 2024

“The Pontifical Academy for Life reiterates that precisely in the era of universal human rights, there cannot be a ‘right’ to take a human life,” the academy wrote.

Pope Francis engages with a youngster at the inauguration of the 95th Judicial Year of the Vatican City State on Saturday, March 2, 2024. | Credit: Vatican

Pope Francis Opens Vatican’s Judicial Year, has Aide Read Speech due to "bronchitis"

Mar 2, 2024

The pope’s remarks to the Vatican magistrates highlighted the virtue of courage, which he observed was at the very center of justice.

Pope Francis poses with a woman and three children during a lunch in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall for over 1,000 poor and economically disadvantaged people on Nov. 19, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to the World’s Children: "If we really want to be happy, we need to pray"

Mar 2, 2024

The pope asked children to pray the Lord’s Prayer “every morning and every evening, in your families too, together with your parents, brothers, sisters, and grandparents.”

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Wednesday general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 28, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis, weakened by ‘a bit of a cold,’ has aide read reflection before hospital visit

Feb 28, 2024

The pope did not walk to his chair in the Paul VI Audience Hall on Wednesday as he normally does.

Pope Francis appears in a wheelchair at his general audience on Feb. 28, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Visits Hospital for Diagnostic Tests after Wednesday Audience

Feb 28, 2024

“Dear brothers and sisters, I still have a bit of a cold,” Pope Francis said in a soft-spoken voice on Feb. 28.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 25, 2024, during his weekly Angelus reflection. The pope canceled his audiences the day before due to mild flu conditions, according to the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis, Recovering from "mild flu," Renews Call for Peace in Ukraine

Feb 25, 2024

Pope Francis appeared in good form during his Angelus address, marking the the Ukraine war’s second anniversary and reflecting on the Transfiguration.

Pope Francis delivers an address during his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 14, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Cancels Saturday Audiences Due to a Mild flu, Vatican Says

Feb 24, 2024

The cancellation comes after Pope Francis concluded a five-day Lenten retreat at his Vatican residence.

Pope Francis: Lent is a Time to "encounter wild beasts and angels"

Feb 18, 2024

On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis focused his Angelus address on the temptation of Jesus in the desert.

Pope Francis greets an elderly couple at his general audience on Jan. 11, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Highlights "loneliness," "throwaway culture"

Feb 15, 2024

The theme for the fourth World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on July 28, has been chosen by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis presides over Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome on Feb. 14, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: "Let us return to God with all our heart"

Feb 14, 2024

The Lord is inviting us to “remove the masks we so often wear” and to see ourselves as we truly are in the sight of God, the pope said in his Ash Wednesday homily.

Pope Francis at the Church of St. Anselm on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017. | Credit: L'Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis to Preside at Ash Wednesday Mass and Traditional Procession in Rome

Feb 8, 2024

Pope Francis will preside at the Mass and the traditional Ash Wednesday procession on Feb. 14 on Aventine Hill in Rome.

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Sorrow is an "ailment of the soul"

Feb 7, 2024

The Holy Father warned that sorrow is “a constant affliction that prevents man from feeling joy at his own existence.”

90 Catholic Priests, Scholars Ask Church Leaders to Oppose Same-sex Blessings

Feb 6, 2024

The signatories claim that the declaration Fiducia Supplicans contradicts “both Scripture and the universal and uninterrupted Tradition of the Church.”

Pope Francis delivers his Sunday Angelus address at St. Peter's on Feb. 4, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: ‘"God is always close to us" 

Feb 4, 2024

The pope observed today that Jesus, “after teaching in the synagogue, comes out so that the word he preached can reach, touch, and heal people.” 

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Vatican Doctrine Office Releases Note on Discerning the Validity of the sacraments

Feb 3, 2024

The new document signed by Pope Francis and Cardinal Victor Fernández is titled “Gestis Verbisque,” or “Deeds and Words.”