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Pope Francis in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima. Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis to Consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 15, 2022

The consecration will take place on March 25.

Banner calling for the consecration of Russia is displayed during Pope Francis' Angelus in St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022. Vatican Media

“In the name of God, I ask you: stop this massacre” in Ukraine: Pope Francis

Mar 13, 2022

Pope Francis called for an end to the “harrowing war” in Ukraine on Sunday, condemning Russia's reported attacks on pregnant women and children in the eastern city of Mariupol.

Pope Francis waves to crowd gathered for the Angelus at St. Peter's Square on March 13, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to Awaken your Desire to Pray

Mar 13, 2022

Noting that the Gospel reveals that Peter, James, and John had fallen asleep prior to Jesus' Transfiguration, Pope Francis urged the faithful during his Angelus reflection Sunday to call on the Holy Spirit to awaken their desire to pray.

Pope Francis greets Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa in the Clementine Hall on Feb. 9, 2017. Vatican Media.

The Saints Show Us How to Live in Communion With the Church: Pope Francis

Mar 12, 2022

Saturday marked the 400th anniversary of the canonization of saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri, and Isidore the Farmer.

Portuguese pilgrims at WYD 2019, excited that their home country is set to host the next World Youth Day. Jonah McKeown/CNA

Pope Francis Wants 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon to be an "event with life"

Mar 8, 2022

‘If you are not poets, this meeting will not work,’ the pope told organizers.

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Pope Francis’ March Prayer Intention: For Christians Facing New Bioethical Challenges

Mar 8, 2022

‘Let us pray that we may give a Christian response to bioethical challenges,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, March. 6, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Sends Cardinals to Ukraine, Where "rivers of blood and tears flow"

Mar 6, 2022

Pope Francis condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed his solidarity with the country on Sunday.

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“Jesus accompanies us, every one of us, in our temptations”: Pope Francis

Mar 6, 2022

Pope Francis highlighted Jesus’ 40-day journey in the desert, where he is tempted by the devil, as an example for the faithful during Lent.

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 2, 2022. Vatican Media.

Lent is a Time for Conversion, Interior Renewal: Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday

Mar 2, 2022

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience.

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Hackers Interrupt Catholic Charity’s Online Press Conference on Ukraine

Mar 1, 2022

Speakers were drowned out by a stream of obscenities.

Pope Francis blesses a baby at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 22, 2017. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Vatican Introduces Three Days of Paid Paternity Leave for Employees

Mar 1, 2022

Pope Francis approved the change.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Feb. 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Appeals for End to "tragic" Ukraine Conflict

Feb 27, 2022

He called for the opening of humanitarian corridors.

Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on January 26, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Addiction to Digital Media Can Hurt Human Relationships: Pope Francis’ Lenten Message

Feb 24, 2022

"May the corporal fasting to which Lent calls us fortify our spirit for the battle against sin,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 23, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis decries excessive ‘exaltation of youth’ as he begins new catechesis series

Feb 23, 2022

He said that idealized youth was ‘the dominant image of 20th-century totalitarianism.’

Pope Francis before the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica during the convocation of the Jubilee of Mercy, April 11, 2015 / L'Osservatore Romano.

Vatican Launches Global Contest to Design 2025 Jubilee Year Logo

Feb 22, 2022

The winning submission will be chosen by a panel of judges.

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

Turning Other Cheek “action of those who have greater inner strength”: Pope Francis

Feb 20, 2022

“Turning the other cheek is not the loser’s fallback, but the action of those who have greater inner strength...”

Pope Francis prays at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on Feb. 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Prays for Cyclone Victims in Madagascar

Feb 19, 2022

The pope sent a telegram to Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina on Feb. 19 as the island in the Indian Ocean braces for another potential storm heading its way.

Pope Francis met with members of Voir Ensemble, a Christian movement of blind and visually impaired people on Feb. 19, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets Christian Movement of Blind and Visually Impaired People

Feb 19, 2022

The French association, Voir Ensemble (Seeing Together), was founded in 1927 by Father Yves Mollat, a blind Jesuit priest.

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Feb. 18, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Says Eastern Catholic Churches Have Shown Heroic Faith amid Miseries of War

Feb 18, 2022

The pope lamented that John Paul II’s appeal to avoid conflict in Iraq went unheeded

Pope Francis addresses the International Theological Symposium on the Priesthood at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Feb. 17, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Gives Personal Reflection on His More Than 52 Years of Priesthood

Feb 17, 2022

He suggested the speech might be the ‘swan song’ of his priestly life.