Pope Francis records a video message for judges released Nov. 30, 2020. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Catholics are Called to be God’s People, Not God’s Elite: Pope Francis

Catholics are called to be God’s people, not God’s elite, Pope Francis said in a video message Monday.

Bishop Robert Bourgon, the first Bishop of Hearst-Moosonee, Canada. Courtesy photo.

Canadian Catholic Bishop Resigns at Age of 64 "for the good of the Church"

Pope Francis accepted Sunday the resignation of a Canadian Catholic bishop at the age of 64.

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Appeals to Ethiopia’s “parties in conflict to stop violence, safeguard life”

Pope Francis has asked people to pray for Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where the United Nations has said that “a full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding.”

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

"Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God": Pope Francis

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during this new liturgical year.

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Enrico Feroci Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: EWTN-CNA Photo/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican.

Pope Francis to New Cardinals: May the cross and resurrection always be your goal

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, November 28 urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of the cross and resurrection.

Pope Francis speaks during a general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media.

"The Church is the work of the Holy Spirit": Pope Francis

Catholics risk going astray if they neglect the four essential characteristics of Church life, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Pope Francis. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Advances Sainthood Causes of Priests with Early and Late Vocations

Pope Francis advanced Tuesday the sainthood causes of several men and women, including two Italian priests of the 20th century -- one who was ordained at age 23 and another who was ordained at 65.

Pope Francis creates new cardinals at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Two Cardinals-designate Will Be Absent from Nov. 28 Consistory, Vatican Confirms

The Vatican confirmed Monday that two cardinals-designate will not receive their red hats from Pope Francis in Rome this Saturday, November 28.

Pope Francis meets a delegation from the National Basketball Players Association at the Vatican Nov. 23, 2020. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis and NBA Players Discuss Social Justice in Vatican Meeting

Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican Monday to discuss their efforts to combat social and economic injustice in the United States.

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus Nov. 15, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Make Choices With Eternity in Mind: Pope Francis on Christ the King

On Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to make choices with eternity in mind, by thinking not about what they want to do, but what is best to do.

Young people hold the World Youth Day cross in Panama in January 2019. Credit: Vatican Media.

World Youth Day Cross Given to Portoguese Youth Ahead of International Gathering

Pope Francis offered Mass for the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday, and afterward oversaw the traditional passing of the World Youth Day cross and Marian icon to a delegation from Portugal.

Pope Francis in the Vatican's apostolic library Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Encourages Young Economists to Learn from the Poor

In a video message Saturday, Pope Francis encouraged young economists and entrepreneurs from around the world to bring Jesus to their cities, and to work not only for the poor, but with the poor.

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Jesuit Magazine La Civiltá Cattolica Praises U.S. Biden Presidential Victory

La Civiltá Cattolica, the Jesuit-run magazine whose publication is overseen by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has published an article praising the electoral victory of U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden.

St. Peter's Basilica. Credit: Alexey Gotovskiy/CNA.

Exorcisms and the Popes: Stories from Inside the Vatican

It is a core tenet of the Catholic faith that demons are real, and as said in the St. Michael prayer, that they “prowl about the earth seeking the ruin of souls.”

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square Nov. 15, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Jesus is Telling Us to Stretch Out Our Hand to the Poor: Pope Francis

Jesus is telling us today to stretch out our hands to the poor, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

Pope Francis prays during Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the fourth World Day of the Poor on Nov. 15, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

"The Gospel cannot be understood without the poor”: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said that the needy are at the heart of the Gospel as he celebrated a Mass marking World Day of the Poor Sunday.

Archbishop Carlo Viganò. Credit: Edward Pentin / EWTN News

Former Apostolic Nuncio in U.S. Denies Accusations from McCarrick Report in an Interview

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who served as apostolic nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016, has denied claims in the Vatican’s McCarrick Report which said he failed to act on instructions to investigate Theodore McCarrick.

A detail from Timothy P. Schmalz's sculpture ‘Angels Unawares’ in St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Care for Refugees Fleeing "viruses of injustice, violence and war"

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to care for people fleeing “the viruses of injustice, violence and war,” in a message marking the 40th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Analysis: How Will Ordinary Catholics Respond to the Disappointment of McCarrick Report?

Ordinarily, a news analysis attempts to bring some context or expertise to a situation, in order to assess why something has happened, what might happen next, and whether any of it will prove to be important.

Fr. Pierluigi Maccalli, center, meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Nov. 9, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Holy Father Kisses Hand of Missionary Cleric Freed after Two-year Captivity in West Africa

Pope Francis met Monday with an Italian missionary priest who was freed last month in Mali, after having been kidnapped from his Catholic parish in Niger in 2018.