Pope Francis with a statue of the Virgin and Child. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Prays That Young People Will Follow Mary’s Example

May 3, 2022

‘You young people, who want to build something new, a better world, follow her example, take risks,’ the pope urged.

Pope Francis meets members of the International Federation of Catholic Pharmacists on May 2, 2022, in the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Moves Meeting to Vatican Home Because of Painful Knee

May 2, 2022

Pope Francis, 85, has been suffering from an inflamed ligament.

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Weeps at Ukraine Suffering, Calls for Daily Rosary for Peace

May 1, 2022

Pope Francis has again lamented the suffering caused by the invasion of Ukraine and encouraged the faithful to pray a rosary every day for peace.

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Christians with "empty nets" Must Return to Jesus, Pope Francis Says

May 1, 2022

"Brothers, sisters, when our nets are empty in life, it is not the time to feel sorry for ourselves, to have fun, to return to old pastimes."

Pope Francis greets Catholic bishops on a pilgrimage from Slovakia to Rome on April 30, 2022. Vatican Media

"The doctor has told me not to walk": Pope Francis

Apr 30, 2022

“It is a humiliation, but I offer it for your country,” Pope Francis told pilgrims from Slovakia.

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

Pope Francis Asks for Annual Report on Church’s Efforts to Prevent Abuse

Apr 29, 2022

The pontiff was addressing the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Pope Francis meets participants in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’ plenary meeting at the Vatican, April 29, 2022. Vatican Media.

All Countries Should Promote Family-friendly Policies: Pope Francis

Apr 29, 2022

The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

Pope Francis meets members of the Papal Foundation in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, April 28, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Thanks Papal Foundation for Aid to Ukraine

Apr 28, 2022

The pope said that the foundation brings ‘love, hope, and mercy’ to those it supports.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Tells General Audience Pilgrims His Knee "still not healing"

Apr 27, 2022

The 85-year-old pope canceled his engagements the day before the audience due to knee pain.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Wants Catholics to Rediscover This Book of the Bible

Apr 27, 2022

The pope praised the book’s ‘valuable teaching on the alliance of the generations.’

St. Peter holding the keys / Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Pope Francis Updates Canon Law on Dismissal from Religious Institutes

Apr 26, 2022

The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions.

Pope Francis with participants in a conference on Trinitarian International Solidarity at the Vatican, April 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Cancels Day’s Activities Due to Knee Pain, Says Vatican

Apr 26, 2022

Knee pain has forced the 85-year-old pope to curtail his activities in recent weeks.

Pope Francis meets Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on 25 April 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Expresses Joy at Growth of Missionaries of Mercy Worldwide

Apr 25, 2022

The pope commissioned the first Missionaries of Mercy in 2016.

Pope Francis greets a representative of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, April 25, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Comments on His Knee Pain

Apr 25, 2022

While meeting with members of the Trinitarian order on Monday, Pope Francis referred to his knee ailment, which kept him from standing to greet all of them.

Pope Francis boards the papal plane before a visit to Iraq March 5, 2021. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

On Ecumenical Trip to South Sudan, Pope Will See Initiatives Toward Peace: Catholic Bishop

Apr 24, 2022

“There are no major risks” to Pope Francis’ safety in South Sudan, Bishop Christian Carlassare said.

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on April 24, 2022. Vatican Media

Divine Mercy Sunday 2022: Pope Francis Preaches on Peace that God's Mercy Brings

Apr 24, 2022

Pope Francis explained three ways that God's mercy should bring about peace in the lives of Christians.

The aftermath of the Russian occupation of Bucha, Ukraine. Ministry of Digital Development Mikhail Fedorov via Wikimedia (Public Domain).

Marking Two Months of War, Pope Francis Says "the attack must be stopped"

Apr 24, 2022

Pope Francis on Sunday renewed his call for a truce in Ukraine, saying "the attack must be stopped."

Pope Francis gives his Regina Caeli reflections on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24, 2022. Vatican Media

"The Lord is not looking for perfect Christians": Pope Francis

Apr 24, 2022

Jesus’ merciful words to a doubting St. Thomas reminds us that the Lord does not expect us to be “perfect Christians,” Pope Francis said in his Regina Caeli reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday.

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Luxerendering/Shutterstock.

Pope Names Secretaries of Doctrinal, Disciplinary Sections of Vatican’s Doctrine of Faith

Apr 23, 2022

Under Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia, the internal structure of the CDF has been reorganized into two sections.

Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on January 26, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Jesus Frees Us from the "paralysis" of Laziness and Selfishness

Apr 23, 2022

The pope met with young people participating in a missionary youth conference.