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The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Feb. 15, 2016. Credit: Eduardo Berdejo/CNA. /

Pope Francis Grants Plenary Indulgence to Catholics Marking Guadalupe Feast at Home

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to Catholics celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at home this Saturday. 

Pope Francis speaks during a general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media. /

"Even death trembles when a Christian prays": Pope Francis

Prayer is so powerful that “even death trembles when a Christian prays,” Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. /

Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph Tuesday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. 

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Vatican Media. /

The Immaculate Conception is "one of the wonders of the story of salvation": Pope Francis

The Immaculate Conception is “one of the wonders of the story of salvation,” Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Tuesday.

Pope Francis delivers an Angelus address overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Ask God for the Gift of Conversion in Advent: Pope Francis

We should ask God for the gift of conversion this Advent, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome on Oct. 23, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

New Vatican Guide for Bishops Addresses Common Challenges to Christian Unity

The Vatican published Friday a guide with suggestions for Catholic bishops to promote unity with other Christian communities, and offering practical advice for how to overcome common challenges to ecumenism.

Pope Francis, pictured on April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. /

Pope Francis Establishes Worldwide Prayer Network as Vatican Body

Pope Francis has established the global network that promotes his monthly prayer intentions as a Vatican body.

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA. /

Council of Cardinals Studies Suggested Amendments to Draft of Vatican Constitution

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals met online Tuesday to continue work on the new apostolic constitution to govern the Roman Curia, according to a Vatican statement.

Pope Francis speaks at a general audience in the apostolic library. Credit: Vatican Media /

"A sinner can remain in error for long time, God is patient till the end": Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Wednesday that God does not wait for us to stop sinning to start loving us, but always holds out hope for the conversion of even the most hardened sinner.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass according to the Zaire Use at St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 1, 2019. Credit; Vatican Media. /

“Liturgical inculturation in Congo” Shows Holy Spirit Gifts: Pope Francis in Book Preface

Pope Francis said Tuesday that inculturated liturgy can teach Catholics to better appreciate the diverse gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Pope Francis records a video message for judges released Nov. 30, 2020. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel. /

Catholics are Called to be God’s People, Not God’s Elite: Pope Francis

Catholics are called to be God’s people, not God’s elite, Pope Francis said in a video message Monday.

Bishop Robert Bourgon, the first Bishop of Hearst-Moosonee, Canada. Courtesy photo. /

Canadian Catholic Bishop Resigns at Age of 64 "for the good of the Church"

Pope Francis accepted Sunday the resignation of a Canadian Catholic bishop at the age of 64.

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

Pope Francis Appeals to Ethiopia’s “parties in conflict to stop violence, safeguard life”

Pope Francis has asked people to pray for Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where the United Nations has said that “a full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding.”

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

"Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God": Pope Francis

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during this new liturgical year.

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Enrico Feroci Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: EWTN-CNA Photo/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican. /

Pope Francis to New Cardinals: May the cross and resurrection always be your goal

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, November 28 urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of the cross and resurrection.

Pope Francis speaks during a general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media. /

"The Church is the work of the Holy Spirit": Pope Francis

Catholics risk going astray if they neglect the four essential characteristics of Church life, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Pope Francis. Credit: Vatican Media /

Pope Francis Advances Sainthood Causes of Priests with Early and Late Vocations

Pope Francis advanced Tuesday the sainthood causes of several men and women, including two Italian priests of the 20th century -- one who was ordained at age 23 and another who was ordained at 65.

Pope Francis creates new cardinals at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

Two Cardinals-designate Will Be Absent from Nov. 28 Consistory, Vatican Confirms

The Vatican confirmed Monday that two cardinals-designate will not receive their red hats from Pope Francis in Rome this Saturday, November 28.

Pope Francis meets a delegation from the National Basketball Players Association at the Vatican Nov. 23, 2020. Photo credits: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis and NBA Players Discuss Social Justice in Vatican Meeting

Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican Monday to discuss their efforts to combat social and economic injustice in the United States.

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus Nov. 15, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Make Choices With Eternity in Mind: Pope Francis on Christ the King

On Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to make choices with eternity in mind, by thinking not about what they want to do, but what is best to do.