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Latest stories: Christ the King

Pope Francis speaks after delivering his Angelus address at the Vatican, Nov. 21, 2021. Vatican Media.

Christ is Not Like Other Kings, He is a King for Others: Pope Francis

Nov 21, 2021

Two young people joined the pope as he delivered his Angelus address.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King, Nov. 21, 2021. EWTN News/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool.

Be "critical conscience of society": Pope Francis to Catholics on World Youth Day 2021

Nov 21, 2021

The pope offered Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King.

Our Lord Christ the King parish in Cincinnati, Ohio, was the first in the world to have a church with that name. An earlier church building gained that distinction in 1926. This is a photo of the current church, built in the 1950s. Courtesy of Amber Dawson

Here's the Story of How the Feast of Christ the King Came About

Nov 20, 2021

While the concept of Jesus Christ being King is as old as the Gospels, the feast is fairly recent in the Roman Catholic calendar. 

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

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

Nov 22, 2020

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.

Pope Francis greets Japanese Catholics at Mass in Nagasaki, Japan Nov. 24, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media

Be Witnesses of Hope in the Face of Evil, Francis Urges Catholics in Nagasaki

Nov 24, 2019

On the Feast of Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not be indifferent to evil, but to bear witness to hope and to the kingdom of God still to come.