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St. Peter's Basilica /. Bohumil Petrik/CNA

New Policy Says Vatican Investments Cannot Contradict Catholic Teaching

Jul 19, 2022

A Vatican policy published Tuesday says that the Holy See’s financial investments cannot contradict Catholic teaching.

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Rome’s Congolese community in St. Peter's Basilica on July 3, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Warns of Toxicity in Social Media, Calls for Inclusion in Digital Space

Jul 18, 2022

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to counter toxicity in social media, and to engage in dialogue and education to help deal with “lies and misinformation”. 

Pope Francis waves during his Sunday Angelus message and prayer on July 17, 2022. Vatican Media

Time with the Word of God Keeps our Efforts from Being "sterile activism": Pope Francis

Jul 17, 2022

According to the Vatican gendarmes, around 12,000 people were in St. Peter’s Square for the pope’s weekly message.

Pope Francis meets members of the First Nations at the Vatican on March 31, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Says Canada July 24-29 Visit Will Be a "penitential pilgrimage"

Jul 17, 2022

Pope Francis will travel to the Canadian cities of Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit from July 24-29.

Pope Francis speaking to participants of the General Chapters of three religious congregations in audience at the Vatican on July 14, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells Religious Congregations to Take a “zero tolerance” Approach to Abuse

Jul 14, 2022

In a meeting with three male religious congregations on Thursday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of taking a “zero tolerance” approach to abuse.hann

Sr. Raffaella Petrini meets Pope Francis. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Appoints Three Women to Dicastery for Bishops

Jul 13, 2022

Pope Francis on Wednesday named three women to the Dicastery of Bishops, the Vatican office responsible for evaluating new members of the Catholic Church’s hierarchy.

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

It’s an “incoherence” That U.S. President, a Catholic, Supports Abortion: Pope Francis

Jul 12, 2022

The pope made the comment about the Catholic U.S. president in an interview broadcast July 12.

Pope Francis gives a blessing at the end of the Angelus on May 22, 2022. Vatican Media

Rather Than “pointing fingers at others”, Pray to See as God Sees Them: Pope Francis

Jul 10, 2022

He spoke about the Parable of the Good Samaritan and how we should treat those in need.

Pope Francis meets members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors at the Vatican, April 29, 2022. Vatican Media.

Measures against Sexual Abuse in the Church "irreversible": Pope Francis

Jul 8, 2022

Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church will continue implementing measures against clerical sexual abuse, even if there may be reluctance or pushback or in some places.

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli (second from left) and Sr. Nathalie Becquart (third from left) pose with Pope Francis and others during the youth synod in 2018. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Announces Appointment of Women to Committee Selecting New Bishops

Jul 6, 2022

Pope Francis has said he would announce the appointment of two women to the Vatican committee that elects bishops.

Pope Francis. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Dismisses Resignation Rumors, Says He’s “slowly getting better”

Jul 4, 2022

Pope Francis has said he has no plans to resign soon and that his knee injury is healing.

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Rome’s Congolese community in St. Peter's Basilica on July 3, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Celebrates Holy Mass in Congolese Rite, Calls for Witnessing of Peace

Jul 3, 2022

The pope began his homily with the word, “esengo,” which means “joy” in Lingala, the Bantu-based creole spoken in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace on July 3, 2022. Vatican Media/CNA

Evangelization Not "personal activism" But a Witness of Love: Pope Francis

Jul 3, 2022

In his Angelus address, the pope posed a question: “How do we bring the good news of the Gospel to others?

Pope Francis recorded a video message for the people of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Screenshot of YouTube video

Pope Francis "greatly disappointed" over Missing Pastoral Trip to Africa This Week

Jul 2, 2022

The pope released a video message in which he urged the Congolese and South Sudanese people to place their hope in God.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, June 25, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

"I believe it is time to rethink the concept of a just war": Pope Francis

Jul 1, 2022

In an interview published Friday, Pope Francis said that he believes it is time to rethink the concept of “just war.”

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016. Vatican Media

This is Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for July 2022

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray in a special way for the elderly during the month of July.

Pope Francis delivers a homily from a wheelchair, June 5, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Misses Meeting with Jewish Delegation Due to Knee Pain

Jun 30, 2022

Pope Francis missed a meeting with a Jewish delegation on Thursday morning after experiencing a flare-up of knee pain, according to the Vatican.

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Publishes Letter on Liturgy to Foster “power of the Christian celebration”

Jun 30, 2022

The 15-page apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, was published on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.

Pope Francis at a Mass for the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica, June 29, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

On the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Care for Vulnerable

Jun 29, 2022

Pope Francis called Wednesday for Catholics not to retreat into their own groups, but to open the church doors and work together to care for the vulnerable in the world.

Pope Francis during his appearance for the Angelus in St. Peter's Square on June 29, 2022, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Vatican Media

Faith "is never a walk in the park": Pope Francis on Saints Peter and Paul Feast

Jun 29, 2022

The pope prayed a mid-week Angelus to mark the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the patron saints of the city of Rome.