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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.

Pope Francis walks with a cane at the beginning of a meeting with Brazilian bishops on June 27, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Says His Mobility Has Improved, He Has "been able to walk for three days"

Jun 28, 2022

The 85-year-old pope has used a wheelchair for many of his public audiences for nearly two months.

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, presents the logo for the 2025 Jubilee Year, June 28, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Winning 2025 Jubilee Year Logo Unveiled after Global Competition

Jun 28, 2022

The Vatican evangelization chief unveiled on Tuesday the winning logo of the 2025 Jubilee Year, chosen after a worldwide competition.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 26, 2022. Vatican Media

Resisting Anger Takes "tremendous interior strength," So Ask God for Help: Pope Francis

Jun 26, 2022

Pope Francis addressed pilgrims gathered for the 10th World Meeting of Families at his weekly Angelus address.

Pope Francis at Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 in St. Peter's Square. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Full text: Pope Francis’ Message to Families at the World Meeting of Families 2022

Jun 26, 2022

Pope Francis read a "Missionary Sending of Families" after Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell celebrated Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on June 25, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Next World Meeting of Families to be Held in 2028

Jun 26, 2022

Cardinal Kevin Farrell made the announcement at the end of Mass for the 10th World Meeting of Families, which will end on June 26.

Pope Francis greets families in St. Peter's Square before Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on June 25, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Christ Frees Families from the Slavery of Selfishness: Pope Francis

Jun 26, 2022

"How many people lack the greatest freedom of all, which is interior freedom," Pope Francis said at Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis speaks at the opening of the World Meeting of Families in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 22, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Catholic Marriage a Gift, Not a Formality, Pope Francis at World Meeting of Families 2022

Jun 22, 2022

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Catholic marriage is a gift, not just a formality or rule.

Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 19, 2022, on Corpus Christi Sunday. Vatican Media

Let Jesus Christ Feed the Hungers of Your Life, Pope Francis Says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2022

The pope also prayed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, and for peace in Myanmar and Ukraine.

Pope Francis met with members of the Society of Saint Paul on June 18, 2022. Vatican Media

Follow St. Paul’s Wisdom When Using Tech to Spread the Gospel: Pope Francis

Jun 19, 2022

The pope also warned about “disinformation” in today’s media environment.

Pope Francis meets with members of the editorship of the theological magazine La Scuola Cattolica at the Vatican's Consistory Hall, June 17, 2022. Vatican Media.

Candidates for the Priesthood Must Be Well Scrutinized: Pope Francis

Jun 17, 2022

The pope was speaking to seminary formators from the Milan archdiocese.

New Public Associations of Faithful Require Written Vatican Approval: Pope Francis

Jun 15, 2022

The decision goes into effect immediately.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 8, 2022. Vatican Media

Catholic Marriage Preparation a "duty of justice" in Text for Dioceses, Pope Francis Says

Jun 15, 2022

The pope wrote the preface of a new Vatican document for priests working with engaged couples.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 15, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: "When you are old, you are no longer in control of your body"

Jun 15, 2022

The 85-year-old pope noted that he needed to walk with a cane.