People with disabilities

Pope Francis embraces a man in a wheelchair at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 10, 2015. L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis to Persons with Disabilities: "The Church loves you and needs each of you"

Nov 25, 2021

The pope issued a message marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Pope Francis meets with Foi et Lumière members on Oct. 2, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis thanks Christian Disability Group for Witnessing to "the heart of the Gospel"

Oct 2, 2021

Pope Francis met with people with mental disabilities and their families on Saturday and thanked them for their witness to the Gospel.


What People With Intellectual Disabilities Can Teach Us about Friendship

Jan 2, 2020

When French Catholic Jean Vanier brought two men with intellectual disabilities to live with him in his home, he did so more out of a sense of religious duty than anything else.