Pope Francis delivers his homily during the Mass for the solemnity of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: The Epiphany Invites us to Adore the Lord and Help the Poor

Jan 6, 2024

In his homily Saturday, Pope Francis urged the faithful to “find God in flesh and bone, in the faces of those we meet each day, and especially in the poor.”

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Society of Catholic Publicists of Germany on the 75th anniversary of its foundation Jan. 4, 2024, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Catholic News Media Can’t Be "neutral" in the Message they Convey

Jan 5, 2024

The pontiff made his remarks at a Jan. 4 audience with a delegation from the Society of Catholic Publicists of Germany on the 75th anniversary of its foundation.

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/ACI Prensa

Cardinal Fernández: Vatican’s same-sex blessings guidance is ‘clear answer’ to German bishops

Jan 3, 2024

Members of the controversial German Synodal Way overwhelmingly approved developing formalized ritual texts for same-sex blessings in March 2023.  

Pope Francis delivers a message on the topic of “vices and virtuesc” at his Wednesday general audience on Jan. 3, 2024. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Never Forget that Jesus is Beside You in Your Worst Moments

Jan 3, 2024

In life’s worst moments, never forget that Jesus is beside you, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Pope Francis prays during his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 27, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

This is Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for the Month of January

Jan 3, 2024

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of January is for the gift of diversity in the Church.

Archbishop Georg Gänswein celebrates a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 31, 2023, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Pope Benedict XVI. | Credit: Vatican Media

Conference on Anniversary of Benedict’s Death Focuses on Legacy Defined by Love of Christ

Jan 2, 2024

Friends, scholars and former colleagues of Pope Benedict XVI gathered in the Campo Santo Teutonico in Vatican City, from Dec. 30–31.

From left to right: Br. Godwin Eze, Fr. Léopold Feyen, Br. Cyprian Ngeh and Fr. Pamphili Nada among nine missionaries killed in Africa in 2023. Credit: Benedictine Monastery, Eruku, ANS, Immaculate Conception Medical Center Njimafor, AMECEA

Nine Missionaries in Africa among 20 Killed in 2023: Vatican Report

Jan 2, 2024

Twenty Catholic missionaries were murdered in 2023, according to a new Dec. 30 report issued by the Vatican’s Fides News Agency.

Pope Francis prays during his Wednesday general audience on Nov. 15, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

These are Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for 2024

Jan 2, 2024

The monthly prayer intentions express the Holy Father’s concerns for humanity and the mission of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in Vatican City's Paul VI Hall on Feb. 22, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Sends Message of Condolence to Victims of Deadly Earthquake in Japan

Jan 2, 2024

The reported 7.6-magnitude quake struck Ishikawa Prefecture in the western part of the country, killing more than 50.

Pope Francis at the first Mass of the new year, urged the faithful to entrust 2024 to the Mother of God. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Entrust 2024 to the Mother of God 

Jan 1, 2024

The pope made his appeal during Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 1 for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

Pope Francis smiles at pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square on Jan. 1, 2023, for his first Angelus of the new year. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Reflects on Mary’s Motherhood, Prays for Nicaragua During New Year’s Angelus

Jan 1, 2024

Just days after Christmas, Nicaragua’s Sandinista regime abducted four priests, whose whereabouts are still unknown.

Pope Francis invoke the Virgin Mary as the 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 Asks Mary’s Intercession in World Day of Peace Video

Jan 1, 2024

Pope Francis implores the Blessed Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to human conflicts in a new video released on Jan. 1 for the World Day of Peace.

Pope Francis waves during his Sunday Angelus on Dec. 31, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Says Benedict XVI "blesses us and accompanies us" from Heaven

Dec 31, 2023

In his final Angelus address of 2023, Pope Francis paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI on the one-year anniversary of his predecessor’s death. 

Pope Francis presides at the annual celebration of “first vespers,” or evening prayer, for the vigil of the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, on Dec. 31, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Faith Allows Christians to Live Transition into the New Year "differently"

Dec 31, 2023

Pope Francis rang in the new year and gave thanks for 2023 at a special New Year’s Eve Vatican liturgy.

Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy. | Credit: miqu77/Shutterstock

4 Kernels of Wisdom from Pope Benedict XVI’s Last Message to the World

Dec 31, 2023

On the first anniversary of the former pope's death, we look at his final work, “What Is Christianity? The Last Writings,” published by Ignatius Press.

Pope Francis waves at the crowd of 1.5 million people who attended the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal on Aug. 6, 2023. | Vatican Media.

What countries did Pope Francis visit in 2023 and what did he say?

Dec 30, 2023

Despite advanced age and health challenges, the pope visited six countries on three continents in 2023.

“Christ Carrying the Cross” by Titian (1490–1576). | Credit: Titian, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Vatican announces art contest for Stations of the Cross to be displayed in St. Peter’s Basilica

Dec 30, 2023

The Vatican has announced an art competition in which your paintings can be displayed inside of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Benedict XVI on May 11, 2010. | Credit: Mazur/

EWTN to Air Conference on Pope Benedict XVI One Year After His Death

Dec 29, 2023

A conference titled “Remembering Benedict XVI: Life, Teaching, Legacy” will be held in Rome on Dec. 30–31 and will air on EWTN on Dec. 31.

A prayer meeting organized by the Taizé community. | Credit: Christian Pulfrich, CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED, Wikimedia

Pope Francis Urges Young Adults at Taizé Event to "dare to build a different world"

Dec 29, 2023

The European Meeting is an annual ecumenical Christian event that hosts several thousand young adults from across the world to gather and pray in a host city.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Raymond Burke on Dec. 29, 2023, at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Meets With U.S.-born Cardinal amid Salary, Apartment Controversy

Dec 29, 2023

In a press release, the Holy See Press Office briefly mentioned that the pope had met with Cardinal Raymond Burke in an audience Friday morning.