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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

After Pope Francis' Derogatory Remark on Gay Men in Catholic Seminaries, Vatican Apologizes

May 28, 2024

Spokesman Matteo Bruni told journalists that the pope “never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms, and he apologizes ...”

Pope Francis greets thousands of children and their families as he makes his way through St. Peter's Square during the first World Children's Day, Saturday, May 26, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

First World Children's Day: Pope Francis Instills Key Lesson on Holy Spirit at Holy Mass with Children

May 26, 2024

The pope gathered with tens of thousands of children in St. Peter’s Square for Mass and provided a lively lesson about the Holy Trinity.

Pope Francis watches a friendly soccer game between Italian professional soccer players with children clad in uniforms as part of the first World Children’s Day on May 25, 2024, at Olympic Stadium in Rome. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

“In you, children, everything speaks of life, the future”: Pope Francis to Thousands at World Children’s Day in Rome

May 25, 2024

“In you, children, everything speaks of life and the future. The Church, as a mother, welcomes you and accompanies you with tenderness and hope,” the pope said.

Elena Guerra, Marie-Léonie Paradis, and Giuseppe Allamano are among the Blesseds whom Pope Francis paved the way for canonization in a decree on May 23, 2024.  / Credit: Oblates of the Holy Spirit; centremarie-leonieparadis.com; and Unknown photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Founder of Consolata Missionaries among Blesseds with Zeal for Mission Work to Be Canonized During Planned Consistory

May 24, 2024

The Holy See said Pope Francis “has decided to convene a consistory, which will also concern the canonization” of four Blesseds.

Pope Francis speaks from the window of the Apostolic Palace on a rainy Sunday in Rome on Feb. 11, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

“One of the most terrible scourges of our time”: Pope Francis Lambasts Scourge of Human Trafficking

May 24, 2024

Pope Francis today urged the abolition of human trafficking, “one of the most terrible scourges of our time” that disrespects and disregards human dignity.

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Carlo Acutis to Be First Millennial Saint: Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle for Canonization

May 23, 2024

The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Humility "the source of peace in the world and in the Church": Pope Francis

May 22, 2024

“Humility is everything. It is what saves us from the evil one,” the pope said.

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Euthanasia is a "failure of love": Pope Francis to Palliative Care Symposium

May 22, 2024

Pope Francis sent a message to an interfaith symposium on palliative care taking place in Toronto May 21–23.

People participate in a funeral procession of president Ebrahim Raisi and his seven aides in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province, on May 21, 2024. / Credit: Photo by AZIN HAGHIGHI/MOJ News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Expresses "spiritual closeness" to Iran after Death of President in Helicopter Crash

May 21, 2024

In a telegram, the Holy Father sent “condolences upon the deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and all who perished.”

Pope Francis sits down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Monday, May 20, 2024. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo

“If it is deacons with holy orders, no”: Pope Francis against Ordained Female Deacons

May 21, 2024

The Holy Father stressed the importance of women’s roles in the Catholic Church, describing them as “the ones who move changes forward, all sorts of changes.”

Queen Mathilde of Belgium meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace with her husband, King Philippe of the Belgians, on Sept. 14, 2023. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Travel to Luxembourg and Belgium in September

May 20, 2024

The pope will make a one-day stopover in Luxembourg on Sept. 26 before visiting the Catholic universities of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve Sept. 26–29.

In an interview with "60 Minutes" anchor Norah O'Donnell, Pope Francis discusses a wide range of issues. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo

Here’s What Pope Francis Said in His "60 Minutes" Interview

May 20, 2024

The pope spoke with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell at the Vatican via a Spanish translator.

Pope Francis participates in Mass on the solemnity of Pentecost, May 19, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Holy Spirit’s “work in us is powerful”, But Also Gentle, “welcoming to all”: Pope Francis on Pentecost

May 19, 2024

Speaking in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope explained that the Holy Spirit’s “work in us is powerful, as symbolized by the signs of wind and fire.”

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in the arena in Verona, Italy, on May 18, 2024. / Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis’ Pastoral Visit to Verona Emphasizes Call to be Peacemakers  

May 18, 2024

The pope’s one-day visit to the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday centered on a message of peace, urging people not to "become spectators of the so-called `inevitable' war.’”

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Appoints Cardinal Tagle as Special Envoy to National Eucharistic Congress in the U.S.

May 18, 2024

The Vatican announced Saturday that the pope has appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle,as his special envoy to the National Eucharistic Congress this July.

Pope Francis meets with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Vatican, Oct. 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media

Orthodox Patriarch Anticipates Pope Francis Visit to Turkey for Council of Nicaea Anniversary

May 17, 2024

Pope Francis might be traveling to Turkey next year for the 1,700th anniversary of the First Council of Nicaea, according to Patriarch Bartholomew.

In an interview with 60 Minutes' Norah O'Donnell, airing this Sunday, Pope Francis took aim at his “conservative critics” in the United States. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo

Conservative Critics Have a "suicidal attitude": Pope Francis

May 16, 2024

The full interview, conducted April 24, will air as part of “60 Minutes” on May 19 from 7-8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Pope Francis addresses the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 15, 2024, at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

Love, Charity “culmination” of Theological Virtues: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

May 15, 2024

Pointing to the Sermon on the Mount and repeating twice “love your enemy,” the pope noted that this teaching “embraces what is not lovable; it offers forgiveness.”

Mons. Séamus Patrick Horgan greets Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appoints First-ever Resident Apostolic Nuncio in South Sudan

May 14, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Séamus Patrick Horgan as the new Apostolic Nuncio for South Sudan, and elevated him to the dignity of Archbishop, assigning him the Titular See of Árd Sratha in Ireland.

Pope Francis presides over a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on July 23, 2023, for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. / Credit: Pablo Esparza/EWTN

Do Not Abandon Grandparents and Elderly; Remain Close to Them: Pope Francis

May 14, 2024

The Vatican released the message ahead of the fourth World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, which takes place on July 28 this year.