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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.”

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience on June 22, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

The Vatican is Asking Catholics to Share Their Experiences Helping Migrants and Refugees

Jul 28, 2022

In a video message released on July 28 ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis poses the question: “How can we foster an enriching encounter with migrants and refugees?”

Pope Francis is greeted by a representative of Canada's indigenous peoples upon his arrival in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 24, 2022 at the start of his six-day visit to Canada. Vatican Media

Pope Francis in Canada for a Six-day Cross-country Visit: Photos

Jul 25, 2022

Upon his arrival in Edmonton, the pope was greeted by representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples.

Pope Francis on July 12, 2022, said the knee pain he experienced for several months “scared me, in the sense of ‘think a little about what your future is going to be like now.’”. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/ACI Press

Here’s What Pope Francis Said on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Jul 24, 2022

The special observance is held on the fourth Sunday in July to roughly coincide with the feast day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

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

Pope Francis Begins "penitential pilgrimage" to Canada

Jul 24, 2022

During his six-day trip, he’s expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential schools.

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How to Receive Plenary Indulgence July 24 on the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

Jul 23, 2022

All it takes is a phone call, together with confession, Holy Communion, and prayer.

Pope Francis meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vatican on May 29, 2017. © L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis in Canada: A Papal Pilgrimage for Healing and Reconciliation

Jul 23, 2022

The 37th Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis, which will take him to Canada from July 24-30, is a "penitential pilgrimage” that may also help to heal and reconcile another relationship.

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In New Decree, Pope Francis Makes Changes to Opus Dei "to guard the charism"

Jul 22, 2022

Pope Francis issued a document on Friday that changed the oversight of Opus Dei. It also decreed that its leader, the prelate, can no longer be a bishop.

Pope Francis speaking in St. Peter's Basilica on June 5, 2022. Vatican Media

The Poor Suffer Most from Heat Waves, Drought, Other Environmental Extremes: Pope Francis

Jul 21, 2022

As Europe faces record high temperatures and summer wildfires, Pope Francis has pointed out that the poor suffer the most from heat waves, drought, and other environmental extremes.

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Vatican Warning: Germany's "Synodal Way" Poses "threat to the unity of the Church"

Jul 21, 2022

The Vatican has issued another warning of a new schism from Germany coming out of the “Synodal Way”.

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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

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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.