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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.’

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 16, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Let us ask ourselves if, in our hearts, we love the Church": Pope Francis

Feb 16, 2022

At the general audience, he concluded his 12-week catechesis on St. Joseph.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 9, 2022. Vatican Media.

The Dying Need Palliative Care, Not Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide: Pope Francis

Feb 9, 2022

He said that the ethical principle ‘applies to everyone, not just Christians or believers.’

Pope Francis prays at his General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Feb. 2, 2022. Daniel Ibañez/CNA.

Christ the Bond Uniting the Communion of Saints: Pope Francis

Feb 2, 2022

Pope Francis prayed for the Burmese people and for the success of the upcoming Winter Olympics during his general audience on Wednesday.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 26, 2022. Vatican Media.

Never Condemn a Child: Pope Francis to Parents at Wednesday General Audience

Jan 26, 2022

He encouraged parents to turn to St. Joseph for help, including those whose children are of ‘different sexual orientations.’

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 19, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

"God is not afraid of our sins": Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

Jan 19, 2022

The pope made the comment at his general audience.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 12, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Pope Francis Prays for Workers "crushed by an unbearable burden" in COVID-19 Recession

Jan 12, 2022

He led a moment’s silence at his general audience.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021. Vatican Media.

Society Loses When "dogs and cats take the place of children": Pope Francis

Jan 5, 2022

The general audience featured a circus performance.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Dec. 22, 2021. Vatican Media.

Take "shared responsibility" for Refugees, Migrants, Pope Francis Urges European Countries

Dec 22, 2021

The pope made the appeal at his general audience.