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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

Motto and Logo of Pope Francis’ Next Pastoral Trip Released

Aug 23, 2022

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.

Pope Francis. Vatican Media.

Christians are Measured by How Well They Follow Jesus Christ and the Gospel: Pope Francis

Aug 21, 2022

Jesus “wants to tell us that to enter into God’s life, into salvation, we need to pass through him,” Pope Francis said.

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 28, 2020. Vatican Media.

What You Need to Know about Pope Francis' Next Consistory

Aug 17, 2022

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 with a surprise visitor on stage at the General Audience in the Vatican on Aug. 17, 2022. Pablo Esparza / CNA

An Alliance Between Old and Young Will Save the Family: Pope Francis

Aug 17, 2022

Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasized the family’s need for healthy relationships and dialogue between the young and the elderly.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address at St. Peter's Square, Aug. 15, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis on Assumption Day: "Do I believe to love is to reign, and to serve is power?"

Aug 15, 2022

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.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during the Angelus Aug. 14, 2022. Vatican Media

“Faith not a ‘lullaby’, but rather living flame to keep us wakeful, active”: Pope Fracis

Aug 14, 2022

“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.

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.”