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Pope Francis and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Quirinale.it/President.gov.ua via Wikimedia.

In Phone Call, Ukraine's President Thanks Pope Francis for Praying for His Country

Aug 13, 2022

“Our people need support of world spiritual leaders who should convey to the world the truth about acts of horror committed by the aggressor,” the Ukrainian president said.

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 10, 2022. Vatican Media

Desire for "eternal youth" and "unlimited well-being" is Delusional Conceit: Pope Francis

Aug 10, 2022

Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of “eternal youth” and “unlimited well-being.”

Cardinal Jozef Tomko in 2018 at a shrine on Mount Zvir, above the village of Litmanová, Slovakia. Sirocan69 via Wikimedia CC BY-SA 4.0

World’s Oldest Member of the College of Cardinals Dies at 98

Aug 8, 2022

Cardinal Jozef Tomko died early Monday morning in Rome at the age of 98. At the time of his death, the Slovakian-born cardinal was the world’s oldest living member of the College of Cardinals.

Pope Francis gives his weekly Angelus address Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Vatican Media

“Let us walk without fear, in certainty that the Lord always accompanies us": Pope Francis

Aug 7, 2022

“Do not be afraid — this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis speaking to participants of an Italian youth camp on August 5, 2022 | Vatican media

Pope Francis Calls on Young People to Turn to Jesus Like Blessed Carlo Acutis

Aug 5, 2022

Pope Francis told young Catholics on Friday that Jesus is not just a moral precept but a person and a great friend. 

Pope Francis greets the crowd in a wheelchair at his general audience, Aug. 3, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Appoints Nurse as His "personal health care assistant"

Aug 4, 2022

The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis has appointed a “personal health care assistant.”

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square, July 31, 2022. Vatican Media

This is Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for August 2022

Aug 4, 2022

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray for small businesses during the month of August. 

Pope Francis walked with a cane into Paul VI Hall for his Wednesday audience on Aug. 3, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Canada "writing a new page" in Church’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Aug 3, 2022

The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate.

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Miropink/Shutterstock.

"Follow the example of Mary": Pope Francis to Medjugorje Youth Festival

Aug 2, 2022

Pope Francis has urged the thousands of young people gathered at Medjugorje this week to follow the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who leads us closer to Christ.

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Pope Francis to Visit Kazakhstan in September

Aug 1, 2022

The pope will attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan.

Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of coveting wealth and possessions during his Angelus reflection in St. Peter's Square in Rome on July 31, 2022. Vatican Media

Coveting Wealth and Possessions Blind us to the "true goods of life": Pope Francis

Jul 31, 2022

Covetousness is the “unbridled greed for possessions, always desiring to be rich,” the pope explained.

Pope Francis speaking to journalists on the flight from Canada to Rome, Italy on July 30, 2022. Vatican Media

The Door of Retiring “is open … up to today I haven't knocked on that door”: Pope Francis

Jul 30, 2022

Pope Francis said Saturday that he is “open” to the possibility of retiring if he discerns that it is God’s will.

Pope Francis speaking to journalists on the flight from Canada to Rome, Italy, on July 30, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis’ In-flight Press Conference from Canada: Full Text

Jul 30, 2022

Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after a week-long trip to Canada. During the July 24 to 30 trip, the pope visited Edmonton, Québec, and Iqaluit on what he called a “penitential pilgrimage” to apologize to the country’s indigenous communities.

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. Alan Holdren/CNA

Canada's Residential Schools System was "cultural genocide": Pope Francis

Jul 30, 2022

Pope Francis has agreed with the view that the forced removal of Indigenous children and their treatment in Canada’s residential school system was a form of “cultural genocide.”

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience on June 22, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

The Vatican is Asking Catholics to Share Their Experiences Helping Migrants and Refugees

Jul 28, 2022

In a video message released on July 28 ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis poses the question: “How can we foster an enriching encounter with migrants and refugees?”

Pope Francis is greeted by a representative of Canada's indigenous peoples upon his arrival in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 24, 2022 at the start of his six-day visit to Canada. Vatican Media

Pope Francis in Canada for a Six-day Cross-country Visit: Photos

Jul 25, 2022

Upon his arrival in Edmonton, the pope was greeted by representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples.

Pope Francis on July 12, 2022, said the knee pain he experienced for several months “scared me, in the sense of ‘think a little about what your future is going to be like now.’”. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/ACI Press

Here’s What Pope Francis Said on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Jul 24, 2022

The special observance is held on the fourth Sunday in July to roughly coincide with the feast day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

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

Pope Francis Begins "penitential pilgrimage" to Canada

Jul 24, 2022

During his six-day trip, he’s expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential schools.

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How to Receive Plenary Indulgence July 24 on the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

Jul 23, 2022

All it takes is a phone call, together with confession, Holy Communion, and prayer.

Pope Francis meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vatican on May 29, 2017. © L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis in Canada: A Papal Pilgrimage for Healing and Reconciliation

Jul 23, 2022

The 37th Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis, which will take him to Canada from July 24-30, is a "penitential pilgrimage” that may also help to heal and reconcile another relationship.