Pope Francis waves to the crowd in St. Peter's Square on March 5, 2023, during his Sunday Angelus reflection. / Vatican Media

Look for the Beauty of Jesus’ Transfiguration in Everyday Life: Pope Francis

Mar 5, 2023

During his Sunday morning Angelus address, Pope Francis urged the faithful to reflect on the miracle of the Transfiguration and to see the same beauty in the faces of the people we interact with every day. 

Pope Francis arrives at the Paul VI Hall for his weekly general audience on Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Free Yourself "from the dictatorship of full schedules"

Feb 22, 2023

“This,” the pope said, “is the favorable time to be converted, to stop looking at ourselves and to start looking into ourselves.”

Pope Francis with the Pontifical Academy for Life on Feb. 20, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Asks Pontifical Academy for Life to Study Ethics of Emerging Technologies

Feb 20, 2023

The rapid acceleration of new technologies can produce significant consequences for human life and the environment Pope Francis said Feb. 20.

The procession from St. Anselm parish to Santa Sabina preceding Mass for Ash Wednesday in Rome, March 6, 2019. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2023: "We need to listen to Jesus"

Feb 17, 2023

“Lent is a time of grace to the extent that we listen to him as he speaks to us,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis met with bishops, priests, and religious in St. Theresa Cathedral in Juba, South Sudan, on Feb. 4, 2023. / Vatican Media

"I believe Pope’s ministry is for life": Pope Francis in Meeting with Jesuits in DR Congo

Feb 16, 2023

Pope Francis addressed once again the question of whether he will resign the papacy in two conversations with Jesuit priests in Africa this month.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Feb. 12, 2023. / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Creates Independent Supervisory Commission for Rome Diocese

Feb 15, 2023

The oversight committee is part of the pope’s reform of the governance of the Rome Diocese.

Pope Francis at his Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023. / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Contributes to Earthquake Relief Efforts in Syria and Turkey

Feb 15, 2023

Boxes of thermal shirts took sail from the port of Naples, Italy, destined for Turkey, on the morning of Feb. 15.

Pope Francis (left); Bishop Rolando Álvarez (right) / Vatican Media; Diocese of Matagalpa

After Bishop’s 26-Year Sentencing Pope Francis Asks Virgin Mary to Intercede for Nicaragua

Feb 12, 2023

“The news from Nicaragua has grieved me a great deal,” the pope said.

WYD Sydney - July 15 - 20, 2008 / Vatican Media

Benedict XVI Describes "protestantization" of the Eucharist in Posthumous Publication

Feb 8, 2023

Pope Benedict XVI’s essay on the Eucharist is part of a series of texts the pope emeritus wrote after his resignation in 2013.

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on Feb. 5, 2023, during his flight back to Rome after his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. / Vatican Media

Partisans Have Used Benedict XVI’s Death "to serve their own interests": Pope Francis

Feb 5, 2023

Benedict XVI was “not a bitter man,” Pope Francis said, speaking during his inflight press conference Feb. 5 of his relationship with his predecessor.

Pope Benedict XVI revealed in a letter to his biographer that insomnia was the "central reason" why resigned in 2013. / Paul Badde/CNA

Letter from Benedict XVI Reveals "central motive" for His Resignation, Biographer Says

Jan 29, 2023

Benedict XVI said he had suffered from chronic insomnia since the early days of his pontificate, according to a letter he wrote to his biographer.

Pope Francis prayed for peace in the Holy Land at the end of his Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023. / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow Over "spiral of death" in the Holy Land

Jan 29, 2023

In his Sunday Angelus address, the pope expressed “great sorrow” for the death of Palestinians killed in an Israeli military raid and seven Israelis killed in a shooting.

Pope Francis meeting his diplomatic representatives in the Vatican, Sept. 9, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Shares His Concern about Nuclear War Risks in Meeting with Vatican Diplomats

Sep 8, 2022

The pope spoke to almost 100 apostolic nuncios and permanent observers of the Holy See who are meeting in Rome this week. 

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.

Mother Teresa in the year 1980. L'Osservatore Romano.

How This Mother Teresa Documentary Sheds New Light on a Beloved Saint

Sep 5, 2022

The so-called "definitive movie" about Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be in theaters in October. It sheds new light — and delivers powerful images of — the venerated Albanian-Kosovar nun. 

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 John Paul I in an undated file photo. Vatican Media/CNA.

John Paul I Miracle Recipient to Miss Beatification Due to Broken Foot

Sep 3, 2022

Candela Giarda thanked “Pope John Paul I for this second chance at life that he gave me.”

Mother Teresa smiles as she poses for photographers in Calcutta, India, on April 12, 1995. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis Praises Knights of Columbus’ Mother Teresa Documentary

Sep 1, 2022

In theaters Oct. 3-4, “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” is airing in more than 960 locations across the United States.

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.

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

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for September: "Abolition of the death penalty"

Aug 31, 2022

Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to pray in September for an end to the death penalty.