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Pope Francis offers Mass for the fifth World Day of the Poor on Nov. 14, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Be "tireless builders of hope" amid suffering: Pope Francis on World Day of the Poor

The pope offered Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the presence of 2,000 people living in poverty and the volunteers who assist them.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 3, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Greatness Not Found in Self-sufficiency But in “placing all our hope in the Father”: Pope

Pope Francis said that recognizing one’s own frailty allows for the possibility to discover that true strength comes from placing all one’s hope in the Lord.

Don Bosco Foyers give dignity and rights to exploited minors in Benin. Credit: Salesian Missions – Benin

Salesians in Benin Offering “hope, Safety” to Victims of Child Labor

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in the West African nation of Benin are offering hope and safety to victims of child labor.

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019/ Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

"Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope": Vatican Statement on Ramadan

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan.

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 1, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

"Advent is the season for remembering the closeness of God": Pope Francis

On the first Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis recommended a traditional Advent prayer to invite God to draw close during this new liturgical year.

Catholic Bishops in Senegal during a press conference in Dakar in March 2019.

Bishops in Senegal Urge Patience as Churches Remain Closed after Government Eased Measures

Catholic Bishops in Senegal have announced their collective decision to keep churches closed even after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions and urged the faithful “to be patient in faith and in hope.”

Sr. Catherine Mutindi Kivutui, member of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd together with some of the the vulnerable children under her program at Bon Pasteur Kolwezi in DR Congo / Sr. Catherine Mutindi

US$1 Million Award to “improve lives, renew hope of most vulnerable” in DR Congo: Nun

The winner of this year’s Opus Prize worth US$1 million, Sr. Catherine Mutindi Kivutui, has returned to her ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where she oversees the running of Bon Pasteur (Good Shepherd) Kolwezi, the apostolate she founded in 2012 in Lualaba Province, south of DRC with the objective of ending child labor.

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

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.