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Latest stories: Pope Francis

Synod on the Family meeting in the Synod Hall in Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2015./ L’Osservatore Romano.

Jesuit President in Africa Lauds Synod on Synodality, Says Process Not “one-off” Event

The President of Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has lauded the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis announced earlier this year to solemnly open next month, on 9–10 October 2021 in Rome.

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021. Vatican Media.

"Even in the College of Cardinals there are deniers": Pope Francis on COVID-19 Vaccines

He added that “one of these, poor guy, is hospitalized with the virus.”

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. Vatican Media.

Confession is the "sacrament of joy": Pope Francis to Slovakia’s young Catholics

The pope spoke to around 25,000 young people in Košice, eastern Slovakia.

The Logo of the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary. Credit: Courtesy Photo

International Eucharistic Congress “spiritually uplifting, edifying”: Nigerian Archbishop

The just concluded International Eucharistic Congress was fruitful in multiple ways, a Nigerian Archbishop has said.

Pope Francis arrives at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 12, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress: "Let's make time for Adoration"

Pope Francis is the first pope to attend an International Eucharistic Congress since the year 2000.

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

“The family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer”: Pope Francis

“Dear friends, the family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer," the pope said in a message ahead of the World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Aug. 22, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

If We Want Peace on Earth, “we cannot lose sight of Heaven”: Pope to Interfaith Summit

“I would like to reiterate that if we want to preserve fraternity on Earth, ‘we cannot lose sight of Heaven.’”

Pope Francis greets children in the San Damaso Courtyard during the puppet Little Amal’s visit to the Vatican, Sept. 10, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Welcomes 11-foot-tall Puppet Symbolizing Unaccompanied Refugee Children

The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children.

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Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with Victims of Ethiopia’s Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with victims of Ethiopia’s ongoing conflict ahead of the country’s New Year Day celebrations.

Pope Francis blesses a statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal Nov. 11, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. null

Mary Teaches us to Listen to “the voices of the forgotten”: Pope Francis in Message

He was addressing participants in the 25th International Mariological Marian Congress.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 8, 2021. Vatican Media.

“Rediscover beauty of being children of God”: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

At his general audience, the pope appealed for peace in Ethiopia.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Sept. 4, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Silent Prayer With the Gospel Every Day the “secret to spiritual health”: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.”

Pope Francis meets with members of Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican on Sept. 4, 2021. Vatican News/CNA

Promote a Culture That Prioritizes Human Dignity: Pope Francis

“It is important to promote a ‘culture of faces,’ which places the dignity of the person at the center," Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Choose Faith in Christ Over Formalities: Pope Francis at Wednesday General Audience

At the general audience, the pope continued to reflect on Galatians.

Pope Francis greets supporters of the Laudato Si’ Movement at his general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invites Catholics to Pray for “courageous choices” to Protect Environment

He made the appeal in his prayer intention for September.

Pope Francis attends a general audience at the Vatican. Daniel Ibáñez/​CNA.

“A nurse saved my life,” Pope Francis Says in New Interview to Air Wednesday, September 1

The nurse reportedly advised the pope to undergo tests in February.

Pope Francis meets with members of Lazare Association from France at the Vatican, Aug. 28, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tosses Speech to Listen to 200 Formerly Homeless People

The pope asked those present: ‘What do you expect from the Church?

The Apostolic Nuncio in Liberia, Archbishop Dagoberto Campos Salas handing over the Pope's donation to the staff of St. Joseph Catholic Hospital of Liberia’s Monrovia Archdiocese. Credit: CABICOL/Facebook

Pope Francis Donates Medical Equipment to Catholic Hospital Fighting COVID-19 in Liberia

Pope Francis has donated medical equipment to St. Joseph Catholic Hospital of Liberia’s Monrovia Archdiocese, to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus message from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square. Vatican Media

Complaining, Blaming Others is “poison” for the Heart, Waste of Time: Pope Francis

Complaining and blaming others is a waste of time; the way to defeat evil is to conquer it first within our own hearts, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis greets participants in a meeting promoted by the International Catholic Legislators Network in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Aug. 27, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Catholic Lawmakers to Protect Human Dignity Online

The pope called for renewed efforts to combat child pornography, data breaches, and cyber attacks.