Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Avarice is a "sickness of the heart, not of the wallet": Pope Francis

Jan 24, 2024

In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis said the preoccupation with the accumulation of material goods reflects a greater “pathological accumulation.”

Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square on April 26, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis: Monks and Nuns are "the beating heart" of Evangelization

Apr 26, 2023

It is no accident that the patron saint of foreign missionaries is a cloistered nun, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Pope Francis meets a Buddhist delegation from Cambodia on Jan. 19, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Discusses "ecological conversion" with Buddhist Monks from Cambodia

Jan 19, 2023

Pope Francis spoke with Buddhist monks from Cambodia on Thursday about the need for “ecological conversion.”

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.

Fr. John Baptist Oese Imai, first-ever Benedictine Abbot of the Benedictine Missionaries of St. Ottillien in Tigoni.

Kenya’s First Benedictine Abbot Told to “cut out stubborn” Monks at Blessing Ceremony

Nov 16, 2020

The Catholic Church in Kenya witnessed the blessing of the country’s first-ever Benedictine Abbot who was told not to hesitate in cutting “out stubborn” members from the 106-year-old Religious Order that is part of the Benedictine Confederation.