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Pope Francis walks with a cane at the beginning of a meeting with Brazilian bishops on June 27, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Says His Mobility Has Improved, He Has "been able to walk for three days"

Jun 28, 2022

The 85-year-old pope has used a wheelchair for many of his public audiences for nearly two months.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 26, 2022. Vatican Media

Resisting Anger Takes "tremendous interior strength," So Ask God for Help: Pope Francis

Jun 26, 2022

Pope Francis addressed pilgrims gathered for the 10th World Meeting of Families at his weekly Angelus address.

Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 19, 2022, on Corpus Christi Sunday. Vatican Media

Let Jesus Christ Feed the Hungers of Your Life, Pope Francis Says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2022

The pope also prayed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, and for peace in Myanmar and Ukraine.

Pope Francis met with members of the Society of Saint Paul on June 18, 2022. Vatican Media

Follow St. Paul’s Wisdom When Using Tech to Spread the Gospel: Pope Francis

Jun 19, 2022

The pope also warned about “disinformation” in today’s media environment.

Pope Francis met participants in the Syro-Malabar Youth Leaders Conference on 18 June 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

The Virgin Mary Teaches Us "to live eucharistically": Pope Francis

Jun 18, 2022

The Blessed Virgin Mary never allowed herself to be “paralyzed by pride or fear,” but she arose and went with haste to humbly offer a helping hand, the pope told young Catholics on Saturday.

Pope Francis meets with members of the editorship of the theological magazine La Scuola Cattolica at the Vatican's Consistory Hall, June 17, 2022. Vatican Media.

Candidates for the Priesthood Must Be Well Scrutinized: Pope Francis

Jun 17, 2022

The pope was speaking to seminary formators from the Milan archdiocese.

Delegation of South Sudan political leaders at the Vatican with Pope Francis in April 2019. Credit:Vatican Media

“Remember Pope Francis’ Kiss” Campaign in South Sudan to Continue: Official

Jun 17, 2022

A campaign dubbed “Remember Pope Francis' Kiss for Peace” that was launched in South Sudan is to continue despite the postponement of the previously scheduled ecumenical visit that the Holy Father was to undertake alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.

Bishop Lucas Van Looy, S.D.B., pictured at a Vatican press conference on the family synod, Oct. 23, 2015. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Accepts Belgian Bishop’s Request Not to Be Made a Cardinal

Jun 16, 2022

Bishop Lucas Van Looy was due to receive the red hat on Aug. 27.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 8, 2022. Vatican Media

Catholic Marriage Preparation a "duty of justice" in Text for Dioceses, Pope Francis Says

Jun 15, 2022

The pope wrote the preface of a new Vatican document for priests working with engaged couples.

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.

Pope Francis greets a participant in the World Day of the Poor in Rome, Nov. 16, 2017. L'Osservatore Romano.

No Christian is Exempt from Aiding the Poor: Pope Francis

Jun 14, 2022

The pope made the remark in his message for the 2022 World Day of the Poor.

Pope Francis celebrates the Feast of Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Not to Preside at June 16 Corpus Christi Mass, Procession Due to Knee Pain

Jun 14, 2022

The 85-year-old pope has made public appearances in a wheelchair since May 5.

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd on June 12, 2022 gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for the recitation of the Angelus on Trinity Sunday. Vatican Media

The Holy Trinity inspires us "to live with others and for others": Pope Francis

Jun 12, 2022

Celebrating the Trinity is “not so much a theological exercise, but a revolution in our way of life,” the pope said.

Pope Francis meets the Grenadiers of Sardinia Brigade, part of the Italian army, and their families, on June 11, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Thanks Army Brigade for Protecting Pilgrims to the Vatican

Jun 11, 2022

Pope Francis said he hoped the soldiers' time in Rome was spiritually fruitful.

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke. Credit: CADEK

Being Named Cardinal Opportunity to “do my best for salvation of souls”: Nigerian Bishop

Jun 10, 2022

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, one of the two Cardinals-designate from Africa, has described his being named candidate to receive a red from Pope Francis in August as an opportunity to “continue to do my best for the salvation of souls”. 

Pope Francis meets members of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) on June 10, 2022. Vatican Media

Pornography "a threat to public health": Pope Francis

Jun 10, 2022

Pope Francis also spoke about the challenges facing families today.

Official logos for Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People. Credit: Vatican Media

Faith-based Leaders Specify Five Challenges in Africa They Want Pope Francis to “mention”

Jun 9, 2022

Officials of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) have specified challenges in Africa they request that Pope Francis highlights during his July 2-7  two-African-nation trip scheduled to begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conclude in South Sudan.

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See St Charles de Foucauld as Model of Holiness: Pope Francis to Future Vatican Diplomats

Jun 9, 2022

The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014. | Alan Holdren.

“Continue to live Gospel message with fidelity, courage”: Pope to Ondo Diocese, Nigeria

Jun 7, 2022

Pope Francis has encouraged the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo in Nigeria and the people of God there to remain faithful to the Gospel message, which they need to continue defending with courage.

Pope Francis sat at the front of the congregation in St. Peter's Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost on June 5, 2022. Vatican Media

On Pentecost, Pope Francis Explains How to Recognize the Voice of the Holy Spirit

Jun 5, 2022

The pope delivered his homily from a wheelchair in front of the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.