Pope Francis addresses the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 15, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Love, Charity “culmination” of Theological Virtues: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

May 15, 2024

Pointing to the Sermon on the Mount and repeating twice “love your enemy,” the pope noted that this teaching “embraces what is not lovable; it offers forgiveness.”

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Feb. 11, 2024. | Vatican Media

Pope on Our Lady of Lourdes Feast: The Church is Close to all who are Sick or Frail

Feb 11, 2024

Speaking on a rainy Sunday in Rome from the window of the Apostolic Palace to the crowd huddled under umbrellas below, the pope said that he wanted to express the closeness “of the entire Church to all those who are sick or frail.”

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 24, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Do not Confuse Christmas with Consumerism

Dec 24, 2023

On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis urged Christians not to confuse Christmas with consumerism, but to celebrate the birth of Christ by sharing with those who are lonely and in need.

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd assembled in St. Peter's Square on Aug. 15, 2023, for the recitation of the Angelus on the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Calls for a "spirit of service" on Feast of Mary’s Assumption

Aug 15, 2023

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the faithful to adopt a “spirit of service,” pointing to the example of the Blessed Mother who went in haste to help her expectant cousin Elizabeth.

Pope Francis meets with charity workers at the Centro Paroquial de Serafina in Lisbon on Aug. 4, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Without Concrete Love, Our Lives Have "no weight"

Aug 4, 2023

At a gathering with Portuguese charity workers Friday morning, Pope Francis went off script to insist that Christian love must be tangibly lived out in the world and not remain a figment of people’s fantasies.

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych gave Pope Francis with a cross made out of broken glass and rubble from destroyed buildings in Kyiv on Feb. 21, 2023. | Photo courtesy of Father Vyacheslav Grynevych

Catholic Priest from Ukraine Gives Pope Francis Cross Made out of War Rubble

Feb 23, 2023

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych vividly remembers the first day of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine one year ago.

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on Feb. 19, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: God Asks us to Love Beyond "the logic of self-interest"

Feb 19, 2023

Instead of acting out of self-interest or convenience, the Lord challenges us to love others in excess “without calculation,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Pope Francis prays at Italy's National Eucharistic Congress in Matera, Italy on 25 September 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: The Eucharist Teaches us to Adore God Rather than Ourselves

Sep 25, 2022

Pope Francis traveled to the ancient Italian city of Matera, where he urged thousands of people gathered in a soccer stadium for Sunday Mass to "rediscover" Eucharistic adoration.

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

Addiction to Digital Media Can Hurt Human Relationships: Pope Francis’ Lenten Message

Feb 24, 2022

"May the corporal fasting to which Lent calls us fortify our spirit for the battle against sin,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis offers Mass for the fifth World Day of the Poor on Nov. 14, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Be "tireless builders of hope" amid suffering: Pope Francis on World Day of the Poor

Nov 14, 2021

The pope offered Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the presence of 2,000 people living in poverty and the volunteers who assist them.

Bishop Ildo Augusto dos Santos Lopes Fortes  of Cape Verde's Mindelo Diocese. Credit: Mindelo Diocese

Cape Verde’s Mindelo Diocese to Celebrate Three-year Jubilee Fostering Solidarity, Charity

Sep 4, 2021

The Diocese of Mindelo in Cape Verde is set to begin a three-year jubilee celebration to culminate on the 20th anniversary of the Cape Verdean Episcopal See.

Chart showing Aid allocated per region in 2020 by Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

Africa Receives Bulk of Funding as More Donate Towards Catholic Charity Despite Pandemic

Jun 21, 2021

Roughly one third of the total project aid that was supplied by Catholic Charity Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International in the year 2020, went to Africa, the leadership of the organization has reported.

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On Pentecost, Bishops in Africa Urge Charity amid COVID-19 Challenges, Violent Conflicts

May 23, 2021

Bishops in Africa have, in a message on the Solemnity of Pentecost, called for charity as a manifestation of life under the influence of the Holy Spirit amid multiple challenges on the continent, including new COVID-19 variants and violent conflicts.

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

Nov 29, 2020

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 waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the Angelus on Oct. 26, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Prepare to Meet the Lord with Good Deeds Inspired by His love: Pope Francis

Nov 8, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important not to forget that at the end of one’s life there will be “a definitive appointment with God.”

Bishop Stephen Mamza speaking at the Dedication of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Chapel in Adamawa State, Nigeria. / Bishop Stephen Mamza

COVID-19 Challenges a Litmus Test of “quality of our Christian faith”: Nigerian Prelate

Aug 20, 2020

How we relate with the needy in society amid COVID-19 challenges can be a good litmus test of the extent to which we value our Christian faith, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Diocese of Yola said this week.

Sr. Câline Mampuya who oversees the activities of Diakonia receives aid from people of goodwill in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa.

Diakonia, DR Congo’s Kinshasa Charity, “expression of God's compassionate love”: Official

Aug 2, 2020

An official of the charity service established five months ago for the Archdiocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said that the entity exists as “an expression of God's merciful and compassionate love” and fulfills its mandate by reaching out “to the poorest people” within the Archdiocese.

A poster announcing the One Dollar Annual Campaign initiated by Catholic Bishops in Liberia. / CABICOL

Ongoing Fundraising “for holistic mission of the church of Liberia”: Bishops’ Secretary

Jul 11, 2020

The ongoing funds drive that was initiated by the Catholic Bishops in Liberia at the beginning of Lent this year is providing an opportunity for the people of God in the West African country “to participate” in the mission of evangelization, an official has told ACI Africa.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 7, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Catholics Cannot Ignore the Poverty Caused by the Pandemic: Pope Francis

Jun 13, 2020

Pope Francis said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed poverty that Catholics cannot ignore.