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Pope Francis arrives at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 12, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress: "Let's make time for Adoration"

Pope Francis is the first pope to attend an International Eucharistic Congress since the year 2000.

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

“The family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer”: Pope Francis

“Dear friends, the family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer," the pope said in a message ahead of the World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Pope Francis greets children in the San Damaso Courtyard during the puppet Little Amal’s visit to the Vatican, Sept. 10, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Welcomes 11-foot-tall Puppet Symbolizing Unaccompanied Refugee Children

The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children.

Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. null

Mary Teaches us to Listen to “the voices of the forgotten”: Pope Francis in Message

He was addressing participants in the 25th International Mariological Marian Congress.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 8, 2021. Vatican Media.

“Rediscover beauty of being children of God”: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

At his general audience, the pope appealed for peace in Ethiopia.

Synod on the Family meeting in the Synod Hall in Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2015. L’Osservatore Romano.

Vatican Releases Synod on Synodality Preparatory Documents and Handbook for Review

The Vatican unveiled a working document and handbook.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Sept. 4, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Silent Prayer With the Gospel Every Day the “secret to spiritual health”: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.”

Pope Francis meets with members of Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican on Sept. 4, 2021. Vatican News/CNA

Promote a Culture That Prioritizes Human Dignity: Pope Francis

“It is important to promote a ‘culture of faces,’ which places the dignity of the person at the center," Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis meets with members of the Arché Foundation at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: Foundation Helping Mothers and Children is "a sign of hope"

The Arché Foundation is opening a new house in Rome.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Choose Faith in Christ Over Formalities: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

At the general audience, the pope continued to reflect on Galatians.

Pope Francis greets supporters of the Laudato Si’ Movement at his general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invites Catholics to Pray for “courageous choices” to Protect Environment

He made the appeal in his prayer intention for September.

Pope Francis attends a general audience at the Vatican. Daniel Ibáñez/​CNA.

“A nurse saved my life,” Pope Francis Says in New Interview to Air Wednesday, September 1

The nurse reportedly advised the pope to undergo tests in February.

The Franciscan friar Fr. Placido Cortese (1907-1944). Il Messaggero di Sant’Antonio via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Pope Francis Advances Sainthood Cause of Italian Catholic Priest Who Saved Jews in WWII

Fr. Placido Cortese has been dubbed “the Italian Fr. Kolbe.”

Pope Francis meets with members of Lazare Association from France at the Vatican, Aug. 28, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tosses Speech to Listen to 200 Formerly Homeless People

The pope asked those present: ‘What do you expect from the Church?

Pope Francis gives the Angelus message from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square. Vatican Media

Complaining, Blaming Others is “poison” for the Heart, Waste of Time: Pope Francis

Complaining and blaming others is a waste of time; the way to defeat evil is to conquer it first within our own hearts, Pope Francis said.

Bishop-elect Guido Marini walks beside Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday 2021 in St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appoints Vatican Master of Ceremonies Bishop of Italian Diocese

Msgr. Guido Marini has been in charge of papal liturgies since his appointment to the role by Benedict XVI in 2007.

St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Makes Several Temporary Changes to Vatican’s Chapter of St. Peter

The Chapter of St. Peter is group of retired priests who pray and assist in the basilica’s liturgical activities.

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli speaks at a press conference at the Vatican on July 7, 2020. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Names Salesian Sister Secretary of Vatican’s Social Development Office

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, 46, was appointed ‘ad interim.’

Pope Francis greets participants in a meeting promoted by the International Catholic Legislators Network in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Aug. 27, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Catholic Lawmakers to Protect Human Dignity Online

The pope called for renewed efforts to combat child pornography, data breaches, and cyber attacks.