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Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 19, 2022, on Corpus Christi Sunday. Vatican Media

Let Jesus Christ Feed the Hungers of Your Life, Pope Francis Says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2022

The pope also prayed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, and for peace in Myanmar and Ukraine.

Pope Francis arrives at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 12, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress: "Let's make time for Adoration"

Sep 12, 2021

Pope Francis is the first pope to attend an International Eucharistic Congress since the year 2000.

Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Eucharist Should Not Be Received Unworthily: Nigerian cardinal at Eucharistic Congress

Sep 9, 2021

Cardinal Onaiyekan said it is ‘the duty of pastors to make access to confession easily available.’

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Angelus on July 25, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Do Not Water Down Truth of the Eucharist: Pope Francis to Catholics

Aug 22, 2021

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not water down the teaching that the Eucharist is Jesus’ Body and Blood.

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 8, 2021. Vatican Media.

Jesus’ Bread of Life discourse Renews “our amazement for gift of Eucharist”: Pope Francis

Aug 8, 2021

‘God became man for me, for you, for all of us, to enter into our lives,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 6, 2021./ Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Pope Francis on Corpus Christi: ‘We need to enlarge our hearts’

Jun 7, 2021

Pope Francis said Sunday that we need to “enlarge our hearts” to truly appreciate the gift of the Eucharist.

Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021./ Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Applauds Beatification of Monks Who Died Protecting the Eucharist

Apr 18, 2021

In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying to protect the Eucharist from desecration by French soldiers in 1799.

Beatification Mass for Joan Roig Diggle in the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona Nov. 7, 2020. Screenshot.

Teen Martyred while Protecting the Eucharist Beatified in Spain

Nov 8, 2020

A 19-year-old Spanish martyr who gave his life while protecting the Eucharist was beatified Saturday at a Mass in the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015. / Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

"We must return to the Eucharist": Vatican-based Guinean Cardinal

Sep 13, 2020

In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church.

Assumption of the Virgin Mary, fresco painting in San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy. / Zvonimir Atletic / Shutterstock.

The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven Explained

Aug 15, 2020

On Aug. 15, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven.

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ celebrated Sunday, June 14, 2020.

On Corpus Christi Sunday, Bishops in Africa Pray for “spiritual healing via the Eucharist”

Jun 15, 2020

On Corpus Christi Sunday, various Church leaders in Africa have used the occasion of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ marked Sunday, June 14 to invite the people of God in their respective churches to pray for spiritual healing through the Eucharist, which has the ability of transforming lives of Christians.

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

The Eucharist Gives Us Christ's Healing Love: Pope Francis

Jun 14, 2020

Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said in his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Sunday.

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta March 10, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Urges Priests to Bring Eucharist to Sick During Italy Coronavirus Quarantine

Mar 10, 2020

At his morning Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis urged priests to bring the Eucharist to the sick and to accompany medical workers, as Italy begins its first day of a nationwide quarantine.

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 28, 2019. Credit: Evandro Inetti/CNA

Cardinal Sarah Reflects on Priesthood as He Marks 50 Years as Priest, 40 Years as Bishop

Sep 29, 2019

Cardinal Robert Sarah reflected on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the meaning of the priesthood in a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Saturday marking his 50th ordination anniversary.