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Bishop Giorgio Marengo, Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, who will be elevated to cardinal Aug. 27, 2022. Amunra Magnus via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

47-year-old Consolata Missionary Bishop in Mongolia to Become the Youngest Cardinal

Jun 2, 2022

A Consolata missionary Bishop who has ministered in the East Asian nation of Mongolia for nearly 20 years will soon become the world’s youngest cardinal.

Pope Francis meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022. Vatican Media.

Guarding "dead traditions" is Dangerous for the Church’s Life: Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education.

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Bring the Love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart "to the ends of the earth": Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022. Vatican Media.

Old age a Time to Rediscover Trust in the Lord: Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

The official logo of the 2022 World Meeting of Families in Rome. Diocese of Rome.

Vatican Unveils Schedule for the 2022 World Meeting of Families in June

May 31, 2022

The 10th World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome on June 22-26.

Pope Francis greets the elderly priest-residents of Casa San Gaetano in Rome on June 17, 2016. Vatican Media.

Vatican Offers Plenary Indulgence for Visiting the Elderly on Grandparents’ Day on July 24

May 30, 2022

The 2nd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will take place on July 24.

Pope Francis delivers the Regina Coeli address in St. Peter's Square, May 29, 2022. Vatican Media

Christ "does not want to limit our freedom" by His Presence: Pope Francis on the Ascension

May 30, 2022

Reflecting on the feast of the Ascension, Pope Francis on Sunday discussed the two acts that Christ performed immediately before ascending into heaven: he announced the gift of the Holy Spirit, and blessed his apostles. 

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Ours is age of fake news, collective superstitions, pseudo-scientific truths": Pope

May 25, 2022

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Pope Francis meets members of the Global Solidarity Fund in a room adjacent to the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, May 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Calls for a Christian Economy Based on Community

May 25, 2022

The pope was speaking to members of the Global Solidarity Fund.

Pope Francis greets a crowd of an estimated 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for his Regina Caeli address on May 22, 2022. Vatican Media

Ask the Lord for the Gift of Peace: Pope Francis

May 22, 2022

An estimated 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome on Sunday to hear Pope Francis' Regina Caeli reflections on Jesus' words, “My peace I give to you” (Jn 14:27).

Participants in Italy's pro-life demonstration in Rome on May 21, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Life "is always sacred and inviolable", Pope Francis Says

May 22, 2022

Pope Francis praised a pro-life event in Rome and offered comments defending the dignity of life on Sunday. 

Pope Francis met with members of the De La Salle Christian Brothers on May 21, 2022. Vatican Media

Catholic Schools Should Not be Christian in Name Only: Pope Francis

May 21, 2022

The pope spoke to the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

People from more than 20 countries take part in a video call hosted by the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life on May 19, 2022. Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life Flickr photostream.

Vatican Hosts Synod Listening Session with Disabled Catholics

May 20, 2022

‘I’m in debt to people with disabilities,’ said Cardinal Grech. ‘One of them led me on the path of a priestly vocation.’

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 18, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Changes Rules for Major Superiors of Religious Orders

May 18, 2022

The change allows religious brothers who are not priests to lead their religious communities with Vatican permission.

Pope Francis meets members of the Charles de Foucauld Spiritual Family Association in the study of the Paul VI Hall, May 18, 2022. Vatican Media.

St. Charles de Foucauld’s Spirituality Helped me Through a Crisis: Pope Francis

May 18, 2022

The pope canonized the French explorer on May 15.

Pope Francis meets with members of Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 16, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Offers Guidance to Young Christians in Politics

May 16, 2022

The pope was speaking to members of the Chemin Neuf Politics Fraternity.

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

Religious Men, Women, Priests, Lay Man among 10 New Saints Canonized at Vatican

May 15, 2022

It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019.

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Decries Low Birth Rate in the West, Says “impoverishing everyone’s future”

May 14, 2022

‘Italy, Europe, and the West are impoverishing their futures,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis meets participants in an international conference of moral theology in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Says Family Life More Tested than Ever Before

May 13, 2022

The pope was speaking to moral theologians.

Pope Francis meets with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) at the Vatican, May 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

Anglicans are "valued traveling companions": Pope Francis

May 13, 2022

The pope was speaking with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC).