Pope Francis presides over his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Release an Autobiography in the Spring

Nov 8, 2023

HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday that it will publish the pope’s book, “Life, My Story Through History,” in the spring of 2024.

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at his general audience on Nov. 8, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis: Secularized World is "invitation to communicate the joy of the Gospel"

Nov 8, 2023

Pope Francis on Wednesday drew upon the example of Venerable Servant of God Madeleine Delbrêl as a testament to conversion and service.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda, SJ, takes possession of his titular church in Rome, the Church of the Gesù, on Dec. 8, 2022. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Cardinal Denies Involvement in Papal Election Reform, Calling Reports "a pure lie"

Nov 6, 2023

Reports said Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda had been tasked by Pope Francis with drafting revisions to conclaves.

Pope Francis at the Synod on Synodality’s closing Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 29, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Talks Synod on Synodality and Homosexuality in New Interview

Nov 2, 2023

Asked about the synod assembly’s discussion of homosexuality, Pope Francis said: “When I say ‘everyone, everyone, everyone,’ [I’m speaking about] people.”

Pope Francis presides over his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Attend COP28 Climate Change Conference in Dubai in December

Nov 2, 2023

Pope Francis said in a TV interview he will travel to the United Arab Emirates for the second time from Dec. 1–3.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims on All Saints' Day in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 1, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Calls for "paradigm shift" in Theology for World of Today

Nov 1, 2023

Citing the need to deal with “profound cultural transformations,” the pope presented his dramatic vision for the future of Catholic theology in a new motu proprio.

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus on the solemnity of All Saints on Nov. 1, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

On All Saints’ Day, Pope Francis Says Holiness is "a gift and a journey"

Nov 1, 2023

“Holiness is a gift of God, which we’ve received at baptism. And if we let it grow, it can completely change our lives,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis at the Synod on Synodality’s closing Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 29, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

The First Synod on Synodality Assembly is Over. What Comes Next?

Oct 30, 2023

Much remains unclear about what concretely will take place in the year leading up to the second and final Synod on Synodality assembly in October 2024.

Pope Francis addresses nearly 20,000 faithful at his Sunday Angelus address on Oct. 29, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope at Angelus: By Loving Others, "we reflect the Father’s love like mirrors"

Oct 29, 2023

During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis expressed that the love of God and the love of neighbor are inextricably bound together.

Pope Francis and delegates at the Synod on Synodality at the conclusion of the assembly on Oct. 28, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Releases Synod on Synodality Report Proposing Larger Role for Laity in Church

Oct 28, 2023

The document, the synthesis of the assembly’s work from Oct. 4-29, proposes a “Synodal Church” that implements synodality throughout Church governance, theology, mission, and discernment of doctrine and pastoral issues.

Pope Francis among the delegates of the Synod on Synodality, held in October of 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Synod on Synodality 2023: Final Week Wraps up in Expectation of Summary Report

Oct 27, 2023

As the final week of this year's gathering unfolds amid contentious discussions, anticipation is rising for the publication of the Synod on Synodality’s summary report.

Pope Francis invokes the Virgin Mary as Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy at a prayer vigil for peace in St. Peter's Basilica, Friday, Oct. 27. | Credit: Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Consecrates War-torn World to Virgin Mary in Eucharistic Prayer Vigil

Oct 27, 2023

Invoking the Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy, Pope Francis implored her in St. Peter's Basilica to “intercede for our world in danger and turmoil” and to “convert those who fuel and foment conflicts.”

Pope Francis Signs "sick note" For Youngest Participant of the Synod on Synodality

Oct 27, 2023

Wyatt Olivas, 19, approached Pope Francis to ask if the pontiff would sign a letter requesting a few days of rest after the Synod before Olives heads back to classes at the University of Wyoming.

Synod members, led by Cardinal Gabetti, process into Saint Peter’s Basilica to pray the Rosary for Peace. | Credit: © Evandro Inetti/EWTN News/Vatican Pool

Synod on Synodality Delegates Pray the Rosary for Peace at St. Peter's Basilica: Photos

Oct 27, 2023

Their prayer intentions focused on those killed, wounded, and displaced by war, and included reflections on the past month’s work of the Synod, before the first session comes to a close this weekend. 

Pope Francis leads the Synod on Synodality delegates in prayer on Oct. 25, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Speaks at Synod on Synodality: "Clericalism" Defiles the Church

Oct 26, 2023

Pope Francis denounced clericalism and called it a “scandal” to see young priests buying lace vestments at tailor shops in a strongly-worded speech.

Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost has served as prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops since April 12, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/EWTN News

"Clericalizing women" Will Not Solve Problems: Cardinal at Synod on Synodality

Oct 26, 2023

Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost noted that the Catholic Church is not a mirror image of society and “needs to be different.”

Catherine Clifford, a professor at St. Paul University in Ottawa, and Archbishop Stanisław Gadecki of Poland at the Synod on Synodality's Oct. 26, 2023, press briefing. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/EWTN News

Practice Can Vary But Doctrine Has to Be "same for everyone": Synod Delegate

Oct 26, 2023

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki said Thursday one difficulty of synodality lies in distinguishing pastoral practice — which can be adapted — from Church doctrine.

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/ACI Prensa

Mexican Cardinal Comments on Treatment of Controversial Issues at Synod on Synodality

Oct 26, 2023

Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes, the primatial archbishop of Mexico, downplayed the issues that have generated some controversy during the Synod on Synodality.

Delegates to the Synod on Synodality meet in the final days of the synod, Oct. 25, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Synod on Synodality Addresses the Church in Letter to the People of God

Oct 25, 2023

“This is not about ideology but about an experience rooted in the apostolic tradition,” says the letter inviting the faithful to play a larger role in“the discernment and decision-making” of the Church.

Pope Francis at the general audience at St. Peter's Square on Oct. 25, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: To Evangelize, "faith must be inculturated"

Oct 25, 2023

At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis recounted the story of Sts. Cyril and Methodius as one of encounter with the Slavic people.