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Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Sept. 7, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

God Can Speak to Us in “the unexpected” Moments: Pope Francis at Wednesday Public Audience

Sep 7, 2022

God can speak to us in the unexpected moments of our lives if we learn to listen well to what he is telling us in our hearts, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims and visitors to the weekly general audience on Aug. 31, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Launches New Catechesis Series on Discernment, Says It’s "indispensable for living"

Aug 31, 2022

“God invites us to evaluate and choose: He created us free and wants us to exercise our freedom. For this reason, discernment is demanding,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 10, 2022. Vatican Media

Desire for "eternal youth" and "unlimited well-being" is Delusional Conceit: Pope Francis

Aug 10, 2022

Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of “eternal youth” and “unlimited well-being.”

Pope Francis walked with a cane into Paul VI Hall for his Wednesday audience on Aug. 3, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Canada "writing a new page" in Church’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Aug 3, 2022

The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 15, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: "When you are old, you are no longer in control of your body"

Jun 15, 2022

The 85-year-old pope noted that he needed to walk with a cane.

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Bring the Love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart "to the ends of the earth": Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022. Vatican Media.

Old age a Time to Rediscover Trust in the Lord: Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Ours is age of fake news, collective superstitions, pseudo-scientific truths": Pope

May 25, 2022

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Pope Francis meets Kateryna Prokopenko and Yulya Fedosiuk in St. Peter’s Square on May 11, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Meets Wives of Ukrainian Soldiers Fighting to Defend Mariupol

May 11, 2022

‘You are our last hope. We hope that you can save their lives. Please don’t let them die.’

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 4, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Apologizes for Not Leaving His Chair at Wednesday Audience

May 4, 2022

‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said.

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 4, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Faith Not Something Only "for old people": Pope Francis

May 4, 2022

The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Tells General Audience Pilgrims His Knee "still not healing"

Apr 27, 2022

The 85-year-old pope canceled his engagements the day before the audience due to knee pain.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Wants Catholics to Rediscover This Book of the Bible

Apr 27, 2022

The pope praised the book’s ‘valuable teaching on the alliance of the generations.’

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

To Discard the Elderly "is a grave sin": Pope Francis

Apr 20, 2022

It was the first Wednesday audience in St. Peter's Square since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, April 13, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Armed aggression" is "an outrage against God": Pope Francis

Apr 13, 2022

The pope described war as ‘a blasphemous betrayal of the Lord of Passover.’

Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience on April 6, 2022. Vatican Media

We are Witnessing the "impotence" of the UN in Ukraine war: Pope Francis

Apr 6, 2022

The pope made the comments during a reflection on his recent trip to Malta at his weekly general audience.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, March 30, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: "Rhetoric of inclusion’ Not Enough to Forge a "culture of social tenderness"

Mar 30, 2022

The pope said that ‘the rhetoric of inclusion is the ritual formula of every politically correct discourse.’

Pope Francis prays for children in Ukraine, March 16, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: After a Nuclear War, Humanity Would Have to "start from scratch"

Mar 16, 2022

The pope was speaking on the 21st day of the war in Ukraine.

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall on March 2, 2022. Vatican Media.

Lent is a Time for Conversion, Interior Renewal: Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday

Mar 2, 2022

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 23, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis decries excessive ‘exaltation of youth’ as he begins new catechesis series

Feb 23, 2022

He said that idealized youth was ‘the dominant image of 20th-century totalitarianism.’