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Pope Names Secretaries of Doctrinal, Disciplinary Sections of Vatican’s Doctrine of Faith

Apr 23, 2022

Under Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia, the internal structure of the CDF has been reorganized into two sections.

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

Pope Francis: Jesus Frees Us from the "paralysis" of Laziness and Selfishness

Apr 23, 2022

The pope met with young people participating in a missionary youth conference.

Pope Francis pictured at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

God is Weeping for the Victims of the Ukraine War: Pope Francis

Apr 23, 2022

The pope offered a reflection on "Our Lady of Tears."

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis’ Agenda Canceled for Needed "medical checkups", Vatican Says

Apr 22, 2022

Pope Francis’ agenda was cleared on Friday for needed medical checkups, a Vatican spokesperson said. The 85-year-old pontiff has been suffering from pain in his right knee, causing him to take smaller roles in some Vatican liturgies and to remain seated more often.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Catholic Education Vital in "an age awash in information": Pope Francis

Apr 21, 2022

Pope Francis has said that Catholic education and formation are more important than ever in “an age awash in information often transmitted without wisdom or critical sense.”

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

To Discard the Elderly "is a grave sin": Pope Francis

Apr 20, 2022

It was the first Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis greets 80,000 teens on pilgrimage in St. Peter’s Square on April 18, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells 80,000 Youth Pilgrims to Ask Our Lady for Courage to Do God’s Will

Apr 19, 2022

The youth pilgrimage was organized in an effort to reach out to young people whose lives were upended during the past two years of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis led the “Regina Caeli" on Monday, April 18, 2022, at St. Peter's Square. Daniel Ibáñez | CNA

Pope Francis: "Come out of the tomb of fear"

Apr 18, 2022

Fear is like a tomb that can “bury us,” Pope Francis said Monday, but the Risen Lord’s words to the women who were the first to announce his resurrection apply to us, as well: “Be not afraid.”

Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

In Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2022, Pope Francis Laments "Easter of War"

Apr 17, 2022

“Brothers and sisters, let us allow the peace of Christ to enter our lives, our homes, our countries,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Square for Easter 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Celebrates Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square for Easter 2022

Apr 17, 2022

An estimated 50,000 people were in St. Peter's Square for the pope's Easter Sunday Mass.

Pope Francis prays at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

The Risen Lord Has Robbed Evil of its Power: Pope Francis at Easter Vigil Mass

Apr 16, 2022

Pope Francis did not preside over the Easter Vigil Mass, but he delivered the homily and baptized seven people.

Pope Francis is interviewed by Lorena Bianchetti at the Vatican. Screenshot from A Sua Immagine.

"World has chosen the path of Cain", Pope Francis in Interview Aired Good Friday 2022

Apr 15, 2022

‘War is everywhere,’ he told interviewer Lorena Bianchetti.

Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 14, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Devil Tempts Priests with "hidden idols": Pope Francis at Chrism Mass

Apr 14, 2022

‘The priest with a functionalist mindset has his own nourishment, which is his ego,’ he said.

Pope Francis kisses prisoners’ feet at Rome’s Regina Coeli Prison. March 29, 2018. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Scheduled to Wash Feet of 12 Prisoners on Holy Thursday 2022

Apr 13, 2022

The pope will visit the prison of Civitavecchia, outside Rome.

Pope Francis presents new cardinals to Benedict XVI in the chapel of the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Vatican News.

Pope Francis Visits Benedict XVI Ahead of Pope Emeritus’ 95th Birthday

Apr 13, 2022

The two men prayed together ‘after a brief and affectionate conversation.’

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, April 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Armed aggression" is "an outrage against God": Pope Francis

Apr 13, 2022

The pope described war as ‘a blasphemous betrayal of the Lord of Passover.’

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

In War, Christ is Crucified Again: Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022

Apr 11, 2022

Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ words: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Calls for an "Easter truce" in Ukraine on Palm Sunday 2022

Apr 10, 2022

“Let the weapons be put down. Let the Easter truce begin,” Pope Francis urged.

Pope Francis meets members of Italy’s High Council of the Judiciary at the Paul VI Audience Hall, April 8, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis to Judges: Justice Recognizes "human dignity as sacred and inviolable"

Apr 8, 2022

The pope pointed to the example of Bl. Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge killed by the mafia.

Pope Francis holds up a flag which he said was brought to him from “the martyred city” of Bucha, Ukraine at his general audience on April 6, 2022. Vatican Media

Blood of Bucha Victims "cries out to heaven" for End to Ukraine War: Pope Francis

Apr 6, 2022

The pope held up a blue and yellow flag which he said was brought to him from “the martyred city” of Bucha, Ukraine.