Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Feb. 26, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis' Lent Advice: Put Down Phone, Pick up Bible

Feb 26, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics Wednesday to use the season of Lent to spend less time immersed in the chatter and noise of the world through television and their phones, and to spend more time in silence and in conversation with God.

Pope Francis prays during the Good Friday Via Crucis in Rome April 19, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Prays for Victims of German Shooting

Feb 21, 2020

Pope Francis prayed Friday for the victims of a shooting in Germany that killed nine people at two hookah bars.

Pope Francis prays at Auschwitz July 29, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media.

'Never again': Pope Francis Calls For Prayer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27, 2020

Pope Francis has asked for people to spend a moment in prayer and recollection on Monday for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Prays for Coronavirus Victims in China

Jan 26, 2020

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for people infected by the coronavirus, which has killed 56 people in China.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica Jan. 6, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: When We Do Not Worship God, We Worship Ourselves

Jan 6, 2020

On the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Pope Francis said worship of Christ reveals the true meaning of our journey of life, as it did for the magi in the Gospel.

Statue of the Immaculate Conception in Rome's Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

"You never stop loving your children": Pope Francis' Prayer for the Immaculate Conception

Dec 8, 2019

For the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Pope Francis Sunday venerated a statue of the Virgin Mary located in Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, reciting a prayer he wrote for the occasion.

Click To Pray eRosary-For Peace in the World. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA.

Digital Rosary Discovered to be Hackable, Vatican Says it Has Fixed Bugs

Oct 22, 2019

Shortly after the new “smart rosary” bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to retrieve a user’s personal information. The issue has since been fixed.

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Discover the beauty of prayer in adoration

Aug 20, 2019

Pope Francis said Sunday that prayer in adoration of God and service to others spreads the fire of God’s love, changing the world one heart at a time.