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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Aug. 3, 2021. Vatican Media.

"With the truth of the Gospel, one cannot negotiate": Pope Francis

It was the pope’s first general audience since he underwent colon surgery.

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 2, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Asks Catholics to Pray for Church Reform “in the light of the Gospel”

In an accompanying video, the pope said that the Church ‘always is in crisis, because she’s alive.’

Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Poland, July 2016./ Marcin Kadziolka/Shutterstock.

Christ Frees Us “from seduction of idols”: Pope Francis to Medjugorje Youth Festival

“Have the courage to live your youth by entrusting yourselves to the Lord and setting out on a journey with him,” Pope Francis said in a message to the 32nd Medjugorje Youth Festival.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 1, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

"The Lord wants a loving relationship with us": Pope Francis

The pope said that Catholics were called to leave behind self-interest.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014. Paul Badde.

UPDATE: Surgeon Provides Details on Cardinal Sarah's Robot-assisted Surgery

The 76-year-old cardinal's urological surgery was performed with the help of the da Vinci robot.

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Italian Cardinal Accused of Corruption, Abuse of Office Present at Day 1 of Finance trial

Angelo Cardinal Becciu was present Tuesday, July 27, the first day of a major Vatican finance trial to defend himself of charges of embezzlement and abuse of office. He is one of 10 defendants in the Vatican’s largest trial for financial crimes in modern times.

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World Hunger “a crime that violates basic human rights”: Pope Francis to UN Chief

The pope called for a “new mindset” in the battle against malnutrition.

Iran and Poland compete in the volleyball tournament of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Tasnim News Agency via Wikimedia (CC BY 4.0).

Pope Francis Offers Blessing to Athletes Competing in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

“In this time of pandemic, may these Games be a sign of hope,” the pope said.

Pope Francis greets an elderly woman during his general audience Dec. 19, 2018. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

On Inaugural Grandparents’ Day, Pope Francis Says Elderly are not “leftovers from life”

“I worry when I see a society full of people in constant motion, too caught up in their own affairs to have time for a glance, a greeting or a hug,” Pope Francis said Sunday.

Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of APSA. Alexey Gotovsky/CNA.

Vatican Releases 2020 Consolidated Balance Sheets, Maintains “precautionary liquidity”

The Vatican's balance sheet showed a deficit of $78 million in 2020.

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus at the Vatican July 18, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: With Our Small Offering, Jesus Can Do Great Things

“It would be good to ask ourselves every day: ‘What do I bring to Jesus today?’” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address from Gemelli hospital on 11 July 2021./Credit: Pablo Esparza/CNA / Pablo Esparza/CNA

Pope Francis Prays the Angelus from His Hospital Balcony

In his first public appearance since having an intestinal surgery, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus from the balcony of his hospital on Sunday and delivered a message urging access to good healthcare for everyone.

A get well card for Pope Francis from Giulia, a girl treated in Bambino Gesu Hospital./Credit: Vatican Media / Vatican Media

Pope Francis Exchanges Affectionate Messages with Young Patients in Pediatric Wards

During his hospitalization, Pope Francis has exchanged affectionate messages with the young patients in the nearby pediatric oncology and children’s neurosurgery wards, according to the Vatican.

Pope Francis prays at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 2, 2013. / Elise Harris/CNA.

Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Pray for People Risking Lives Searching Fundamental Rights

Pope Francis is inviting Catholics around the world to pray this month for people risking their lives by standing up for fundamental rights.

Pope Francis delivers a Regina Coeli address in the library of the Apostolic Palace. / Vatican Media.

"Never tire of seeking the risen Christ": Pope Francis at Regina Coeli, Easter Monday

At the Regina Coeli, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to “never tire of seeking the risen Christ.”

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media.

Christ’s Wounds are the "seal of his love for us": Pope Francis on Easter Sunday

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.

Pope Francis with an icon of Christ during the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2021: Full Text

On Easter Sunday 2021, Pope Francis offered Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, he gave the Urbi et Orbi message and blessing. The following is the full text of the pope’s Easter message.

Pope Francis prays before the Easter fire in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis’ Homily for Easter Vigil at the Vatican: Full Text

Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 3 at St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

"The Risen Lord loves us without limits": Pope Francis at Easter Vigil

At the Vatican's Easter Vigil Mass, Pope Francis said that Jesus’ love is without limits and always provides the grace to begin anew.