Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of Pope Benedict XVI and the cardinals and bishops who died in the past year during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 3, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Like Benedict XVI, Be "humble laborers" for the Church

Nov 3, 2023

At a Mass for Pope Benedict XVI and deceased cardinals and bishops on Friday, Pope Francis urged Christians, especially pastors, to be the humble servants of others.

Pope Francis speaks during his Angelus address on Sept. 17, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Forgiveness is the Cure that Heals "the poisons of resentment"

Sep 17, 2023

In his Angelus, the pope said forgiving is “not a good deed that we can choose to do or not do” but “a fundamental condition for those who are Christians.”

Some members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

DR Congo Bishops Express “compassion, closeness” with Ituri Province People amid Attacks

Feb 12, 2022

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) have expressed their “compassion, fraternal and spiritual closeness” with all those affected by the violence in the Province of Ituri that is covered by the Catholic Diocese of Bunia.

Pope Francis places the red biretta on Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to imitate Christ’s compassionate heart

Oct 5, 2019

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, encouraging each of them to ask for the grace to have a compassionate heart like Christ.

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 5, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need

Aug 17, 2019

Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others.