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World Hunger “a crime that violates basic human rights”: Pope Francis to UN Chief

The pope called for a “new mindset” in the battle against malnutrition.

Iran and Poland compete in the volleyball tournament of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Tasnim News Agency via Wikimedia (CC BY 4.0). /

Pope Francis Offers Blessing to Athletes Competing in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

“In this time of pandemic, may these Games be a sign of hope,” the pope said.

Pope Francis greets an elderly woman during his general audience Dec. 19, 2018. Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

On Inaugural Grandparents’ Day, Pope Francis Says Elderly are not “leftovers from life”

“I worry when I see a society full of people in constant motion, too caught up in their own affairs to have time for a glance, a greeting or a hug,” Pope Francis said Sunday.

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of APSA. Alexey Gotovsky/CNA. /

Vatican Releases 2020 Consolidated Balance Sheets, Maintains “precautionary liquidity”

The Vatican's balance sheet showed a deficit of $78 million in 2020.

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus at the Vatican July 18, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA. /

Pope Francis: With Our Small Offering, Jesus Can Do Great Things

“It would be good to ask ourselves every day: ‘What do I bring to Jesus today?’” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address from Gemelli hospital on 11 July 2021./Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA / Pablo Esparza/CNA

Pope Francis Prays the Angelus from His Hospital Balcony

In his first public appearance since having an intestinal surgery, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus from the balcony of his hospital on Sunday and delivered a message urging access to good healthcare for everyone.

A get well card for Pope Francis from Giulia, a girl treated in Bambino Gesu Hospital./Credit: Vatican Media / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Exchanges Affectionate Messages with Young Patients in Pediatric Wards

During his hospitalization, Pope Francis has exchanged affectionate messages with the young patients in the nearby pediatric oncology and children’s neurosurgery wards, according to the Vatican.

Pope Francis prays at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 2, 2013. / Elise Harris/CNA. /

Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Pray for People Risking Lives Searching Fundamental Rights

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics around the world to pray this month for people risking their lives by standing up for fundamental rights.

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. / Vatican Media. /

"Never tire of seeking the risen Christ": Pope Francis at Regina Coeli, Easter Monday

At the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to “never tire of seeking the risen Christ.”

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Christ’s Wounds are the "seal of his love for us": Pope Francis on Easter Sunday

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.

Pope Francis with an icon of Christ during the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2021: Full Text

On Easter Sunday 2021, Pope Francis offered Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, he gave the Urbi et Orbi message and blessing. The following is the full text of the pope’s Easter message.

Pope Francis prays before the Easter fire in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA /

Pope Francis’ Homily for Easter Vigil at the Vatican: Full Text

Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 3 at St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

"The Risen Lord loves us without limits": Pope Francis at Easter Vigil

At the Vatican's Easter Vigil Mass, Pope Francis said that Jesus’ love is without limits and always provides the grace to begin anew.

Pope St. John Paul II. / L'Osservatore Romano /

The Next Hundred Years of St. John Paul II’s Legacy

Pope St. John Paul II— who would have turned 100 years old May 18— was a man of great humility, whose nearly 27-year pontificate nevertheless left a lasting impression on the Catholic Church and the world, according to his biographer and others who knew the man.

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa preaches at the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Political Ideologies Wound Fraternity in Catholic Church: Papal preacher on Good Friday

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s Passion of the Lord liturgy on Good Friday.

Pope Francis Tells Priests at Chrism Mass: "The cross is non-negotiable"

Pope Francis told priests at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican that “the cross is non-negotiable” when preaching the Gospel.

Pope Francis at his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace March 31, 2021. / Vatican Media. /

In Christ’s Passion, We Remember Victims of Wars, Daily Violence, Abortions: Pope Francis

At his general audience, Pope Francis said that Holy Week is a time to “remember the ‘sacrificed lambs,’ the innocent victims of wars, dictatorships, everyday violence, abortions.”

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Benedict XVI "delighted" by Year of St. Joseph Proclaimed by Pope Francis

In a new interview, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has expressed delight at the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis holds an audience with members of the Pontifical Mexican College at the Vatican March 29, 2021. / Vatican Media /

Pope Francis Cautions Priests and Seminarians against Worldly Temptations

Pope Francis has told priests that “spiritual worldliness” is one of the worst temptations in clerical life.

Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019. / Credit: Evandro Inetti/CNA. /

African Cardinal Asks Pope Francis to Reinstate Individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

Robert Cardinal Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, after individual Masses were suspended earlier this month in favor of concelebration.