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Pope Francis with participants in the meeting “Religions and Education: Towards a Global Compact on Education” at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2021./ Vatican Media.

On World Teachers’ Day, Pope Francis Discusses Education with Faith Leaders at Vatican

Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain representatives gathered at the Vatican.

Pope Francis addresses participants in the meeting ‘Faith and Science: Towards COP26’ at the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction, Oct. 4, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope, Faith Leaders Issue Carbon Emissions Appeal Ahead of UN Climate Change Conference

They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction.

Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez (1926-2021). Biblioteca (BCN) Congreso Nacional de Chile via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Pope Francis Mourns "self-sacrificing" Cardinal Who Announced Benedict XVI’s Election

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez died Oct. 3 at the age of 94.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 3, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Greatness Not Found in Self-sufficiency But in “placing all our hope in the Father”: Pope

Pope Francis said that recognizing one’s own frailty allows for the possibility to discover that true strength comes from placing all one’s hope in the Lord.

Pope Francis meets with Foi et Lumière members on Oct. 2, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis thanks Christian Disability Group for Witnessing to "the heart of the Gospel"

Pope Francis met with people with mental disabilities and their families on Saturday and thanked them for their witness to the Gospel.

Ratzinger Prize winners Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger, left, and Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz. Bistum Münster.

Old Testament Expert and Philosopher from Germany Win 2021 Ratzinger Prize

Pope Francis will present the award on Nov. 13.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pray that "every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization": Pope Francis

He said: “Jesus asks us all ... to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?”

The bronze statue of St. Peter inside St. Peter’s Basilica. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Limited In-person Attendance at 2022 World Meeting of Families Due to COVID-19

The meeting will be held in Rome on June 22-26, 2022.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021. Pablo Esparza/CNA.

“It is Christ, with his grace, who makes us just”: Pope Francis at General Audience

At his general audience, the pope reflected on the doctrine of justification.

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy, Sept. 29, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

"Technical, political solutions are not enough": Pope Francis to Young Climate Activists

The pope sent a video message to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy.

People wearing face coverings walk past St. Peter’s Basilica. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Clarifies COVID-19 Vaccine Pass Rules for Employees, Visitors of City State

From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination.

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. Vatican Media.

World Youth Day 2021: Pope Francis Asks Youth to “testify joyfully that Christ is alive”

This year’s World Youth Day will be celebrated in local dioceses on Nov. 21.

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Sept. 27, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Decries Abortion and Euthanasia as Treating Human Life Like "waste"

“Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? That’s what abortion is,” the pope said.

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus on Sept. 26, 2021. Vatican Media

The Catholic Church Must Be Open and Welcoming Toward Others: Pope Francis

Division and exclusion come from Satan, Pope Francis warned.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

The Saints Spread the Gospel, Not a "social program": Pope Francis to Bishops

Pope Francis encouraged Europe’s bishops to introduce people to the joy of an encounter with Jesus.

Pope Francis takes part in an online meeting of the Council of Cardinals at the Vatican, Sept. 21, 2021. Vatican Media.

Cardinals’ Council Discusses Upcoming Synod on Synodality with Pope Francis

The pope stressed the importance of listening and “a pastoral attitude.”

Pope Francis addresses an ecumenical meeting at the apostolic nunciature in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 12, 2021. Vatican Media.

"Some people wanted me to die" amid Health Problems: Pope Francis to Slovakian Jesuits

The pope made the comments during his four-day visit to the Central European country.