Pope Francis has ordered that the Holy See and connected entities move all financial assets to the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican bank.
The motto of the Sept. 13–15 visit, “Messengers of Peace and Unity,” is written in Kazakh across the top of the logo and Russian across the bottom.
Jesus “wants to tell us that to enter into God’s life, into salvation, we need to pass through him,” Pope Francis said.
On Saturday, Aug. 27, Pope Francis will place a red biretta on the heads of 18 bishops and two priests, declaring them to be cardinals “to the glory of almighty God and the honor of the Apostolic See.”
Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasized the family’s need for healthy relationships and dialogue between the young and the elderly.
Reflecting on the Visitation during his Angelus address on Monday, Pope Francis reflected on the raising up to heaven of the humble handmaid of the Lord, and how that attitude is to repeated in our lives.
“Faith is not a ‘lullaby’ that lulls us to sleep, but rather a living flame to keep us wakeful and active even at night,” Pope Francis said.
“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 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 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.
“Do not be afraid — this is the certainty that your hearts should be attached to,” Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis told young Catholics on Friday that Jesus is not just a moral precept but a person and a great friend.
The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis has appointed a “personal health care assistant.”
Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray for small businesses during the month of August.
The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate.
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.
The pope will attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan.
Covetousness is the “unbridled greed for possessions, always desiring to be rich,” the pope explained.
Pope Francis said Saturday that he is “open” to the possibility of retiring if he discerns that it is God’s will.
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.