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Pope Francis meets with Diakonia of Beauty, a group dedicated to celebrating sacred art, on Feb. 17, 2022. Vatican Media.

"The world needs beauty more than ever": Pope Francis

Feb 17, 2022

The pope met with a French Catholic group dedicated to supporting artists and celebrating sacred art, architecture, poetry, and music.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 16, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Let us ask ourselves if, in our hearts, we love the Church": Pope Francis

Feb 16, 2022

At the general audience, he concluded his 12-week catechesis on St. Joseph.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 9, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Seeks "healthy decentralization" with New Changes to Canon Law

Feb 15, 2022

Pope Francis signed the motu proprio on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, the seat of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Jim McIntosh via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Pope Francis Changes Structure of Vatican Doctrinal Office in Latest Roman Curia Reform

Feb 14, 2022

The restructuring is the latest step in Pope Francis' ongoing reform of the Roman Curia.

A detail from a painting of Marthe Robin (1902-1981). Alessandro Guzzi via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Papal Delegate to Govern Group Co-founded by French Catholic Mystic

Feb 12, 2022

The Foyers de Charité movement was founded by Marthe Robin and Father Georges Finet.

Pope Francis prays after opening the Holy Door in St. Peters Basilica Dec. 8, 2015 launching the extraordinary jubilee of mercy. LOsservatore Romano.

Pope Francis Calls for "great symphony of prayer" Ahead of 2025 Jubilee Year

Feb 11, 2022

He said he hoped that 2024 would see an outpouring of prayer.

Pope Francis prays at the tomb of Pope Pius XII on Nov. 2, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Recalls Powerful Message from His Predecessor, Pius XII, 70 Years Later

Feb 10, 2022

Pius XII made a landmark radio broadcast on Feb. 10, 1952.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 9, 2022. Vatican Media.

The Dying Need Palliative Care, Not Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide: Pope Francis

Feb 9, 2022

He said that the ethical principle ‘applies to everyone, not just Christians or believers.’

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. | Franco Origlio/Getty Images News.

Vatican Symposium to Explore Relationship Between Priests and Laity

Feb 9, 2022

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, has organized the meeting.

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Human Trafficking has Created "an open wound on the body of Christ": Pope Francis

Feb 8, 2022

His remark came on the International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking.

Pope Francis meets members of Rome’s Pontifical Lombard Seminary at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on Feb. 7, 2022. Vatican Media.

Don’t "remain barricaded in the sacristy": Pope Francis to Priests

Feb 7, 2022

He praised the example of Pius XI, elected pope 100 years ago.

Pope Francis greets families after the general audience on Feb. 2, 2022. Vatican Media

Rayan, Boy Stuck in a Well in Morocco, Shows Beauty of "saints next door": Pope Francis

Feb 6, 2022

When a five-year-old boy was stuck in a well in Morocco for four days, thousands of onlookers gathered to cheer on the rescue efforts.

Pope Francis delivers his weekly Angelus message on Feb. 6, 2022. Vatican Media

Jesus Wants to Enter Our Emptiness, Pope Francis in Sunday Public Message

Feb 6, 2022

When all your efforts feel futile and empty, Jesus wants to be close to you, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Pope Francis during the general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Jan. 26, 2022. Daniel Ibanez

Winter Olympics Close to Pope Francis' Heart, Says Vatican Sports Official

Feb 5, 2022

As the 2022 Winter Olympics opened in Beijing on Friday, a Vatican official who oversees sports matters has said the Olympic and Paralympic Games are close to Pope Francis’ heart.

Pope Francis releases a dove after praying for the victims of war in Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media. null

Respond to Conflict "with the sign of fraternity": Pope Francis

Feb 4, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden also issued a message marking the International Day of Human Fraternity.

A bronze sculpture of Saint Josephine Bakhita, patron of trafficking victims, will be installed in the Vatican. Holy See Press Office.

Saint Josephine Bakhita Sculpture to be Installed in St. Peter’s Square

Feb 3, 2022

The sculpture will be in St. Peter's Square for the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking on February 8.

Pope Francis says Mass for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2022. Vatican Media

Never Lose Amazement at God's Wonders, Pope Francis Tells Consecrated Religious 

Feb 3, 2022

The amazed joy of Simeon and Anna at encountering and embracing Christ at the Temple is a virtue that consecrated religious should remember and imitate, the pope said in a homily addressed to religious brothers and sisters. 

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Pope Francis Tells Secular Institutes to Reveal God's Love by Their Lives

Feb 2, 2022

In a letter on Wednesday, Pope Francis commemorated the 75th anniversary of the first papal recognition of secular institutes, and encouraged the consecrated men and women involved in secular institutes to be “radical and at the same time free and creative, so as to receive from the Holy Spirit the most opportune way of living your Christian witness.”

Pope Francis prays at his General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Feb. 2, 2022. Daniel Ibañez/CNA.

Christ the Bond Uniting the Communion of Saints: Pope Francis

Feb 2, 2022

Pope Francis prayed for the Burmese people and for the success of the upcoming Winter Olympics during his general audience on Wednesday.

Pope Francis meets religious sisters at a general audience on Jan. 19, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells Religious Sisters to Fight Back When Mistreated by "men of the Church"

Feb 1, 2022

The pope's prayer intention for the month of February is for religious sisters and consecrated women.