Regina Caeli

Pope Francis delivers the Regina Caeli address from the window of the Apostolic Palace on May 28, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Encourages Marian Shrines Around the World to Pray for Synod on Synodality

May 28, 2023

From the Philippines to Portugal, Marian shrines around the world will participate in a special day of prayer this Wednesday for the work of the Synod on Synodality.

Pope Francis delivers his Regina Caeli address on May 21, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "We must not get used to war!"

May 21, 2023

One week after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Pope Francis urged that “we must not get used to war” as he prayed for peace in Ukraine and Sudan.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the recitation of the Regina Caeli on May 7, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Jesus Calls us to Set our Sights on Heaven

May 7, 2023

Pope Francis on Sunday warned against the danger of living life without a sense of purpose or a destination to set our course by, reminding the faithful that Jesus is “our compass for reaching heaven,” our true home.

Pope Francis prayed the Regina Caeli in St. Peter's Square on April 23, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "Tell Jesus everything"

Apr 23, 2023

Pope Francis recommended making an examination of conscience at the end of each day as a way to invite Jesus into the joys and struggles of daily life.

Pope Francis delivered an address before praying the Regina Caeli on Divine Mercy Sunday April 16, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Jesus is Found in the Community of the Catholic Church

Apr 16, 2023

Despite its failures and imperfection, within the community of the Church is where one finds Jesus, Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Pope Francis delivered a brief message before reciting the Regina Caeli prayer on Easter Monday, April 10, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Share the Good News of Christ’s Resurrection with Others

Apr 10, 2023

Pope Francis encouraged Christians to not be held back by fear of judgment, but to share the good news of Christ’s resurrection with others.

Christ's Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection / | Alexander Ivanov

The Catholic Church Celebrates Easter Monday Under the Title "Monday of the Angel"

Apr 10, 2023

On Easter Monday, the Catholic Church celebrates what’s called “Monday of the Angel.” In many countries in Europe and South America, this day, also known as “Little Easter,” is a national holiday.

Pope Francis delivers the Regina Coeli address in St. Peter's Square, May 29, 2022. Vatican Media

Christ "does not want to limit our freedom" by His Presence: Pope Francis on the Ascension

May 30, 2022

Reflecting on the feast of the Ascension, Pope Francis on Sunday discussed the two acts that Christ performed immediately before ascending into heaven: he announced the gift of the Holy Spirit, and blessed his apostles. 

Pope Francis greets a crowd of an estimated 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome for his Regina Caeli address on May 22, 2022. Vatican Media

Ask the Lord for the Gift of Peace: Pope Francis

May 22, 2022

An estimated 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome on Sunday to hear Pope Francis' Regina Caeli reflections on Jesus' words, “My peace I give to you” (Jn 14:27).

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Regina Caeli on May 8, 2022. Vatican Media

Mother’s Day: Pope Francis Sends Moms "Our prayer, affection, best wishes"

May 8, 2022

In his Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis asked the faithful to celebrate their mothers in a special way on Sunday, for Mother’s Day, and urged continued prayers for peace in Ukraine.

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Christians with "empty nets" Must Return to Jesus, Pope Francis Says

May 1, 2022

"Brothers, sisters, when our nets are empty in life, it is not the time to feel sorry for ourselves, to have fun, to return to old pastimes."

The aftermath of the Russian occupation of Bucha, Ukraine. Ministry of Digital Development Mikhail Fedorov via Wikimedia (Public Domain).

Marking Two Months of War, Pope Francis Says "the attack must be stopped"

Apr 24, 2022

Pope Francis on Sunday renewed his call for a truce in Ukraine, saying "the attack must be stopped."

Pope Francis gives his Regina Caeli reflections on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24, 2022. Vatican Media

"The Lord is not looking for perfect Christians": Pope Francis

Apr 24, 2022

Jesus’ merciful words to a doubting St. Thomas reminds us that the Lord does not expect us to be “perfect Christians,” Pope Francis said in his Regina Caeli reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Pope Francis led the “Regina Caeli" on Monday, April 18, 2022, at St. Peter's Square. Daniel Ibáñez | CNA

Pope Francis: "Come out of the tomb of fear"

Apr 18, 2022

Fear is like a tomb that can “bury us,” Pope Francis said Monday, but the Risen Lord’s words to the women who were the first to announce his resurrection apply to us, as well: “Be not afraid.”

Pope Francis waves during Regina Coeli address on May 2, 2021./ Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis: To love like Christ means saying ‘no’ to love of money, vanity, power

May 9, 2021

Pope Francis said Sunday that loving like Christ requires a rejection of the worldly loves of money, success, vanity, and power.

"A truly Christian life bears witness to Christ": Pope Francis at Regina Caeli Address

May 2, 2021

It is our task as Christians to proclaim the good news of the Gospel and to bear the good fruit of love in the world, Pope Francis said at his Regina caeli address on Sunday.