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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 at Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 in St. Peter's Square. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Full text: Pope Francis’ Message to Families at the World Meeting of Families 2022

Jun 26, 2022

Pope Francis read a "Missionary Sending of Families" after Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell celebrated Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on June 25, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Next World Meeting of Families to be Held in 2028

Jun 26, 2022

Cardinal Kevin Farrell made the announcement at the end of Mass for the 10th World Meeting of Families, which will end on June 26.

Pope Francis greets families in St. Peter's Square before Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on June 25, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Christ Frees Families from the Slavery of Selfishness: Pope Francis

Jun 26, 2022

"How many people lack the greatest freedom of all, which is interior freedom," Pope Francis said at Mass in St. Peter's Square.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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 meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022. Vatican Media.

Guarding "dead traditions" is Dangerous for the Church’s Life: Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education.

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Bring the Love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart "to the ends of the earth": Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022. Vatican Media.

Old age a Time to Rediscover Trust in the Lord: Pope Francis

Jun 1, 2022

The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis greets the elderly priest-residents of Casa San Gaetano in Rome on June 17, 2016. Vatican Media.

Vatican Offers Plenary Indulgence for Visiting the Elderly on Grandparents’ Day on July 24

May 30, 2022

The 2nd World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will take place on July 24.

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

"Ours is age of fake news, collective superstitions, pseudo-scientific truths": Pope

May 25, 2022

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Pope Francis meets members of the Global Solidarity Fund in a room adjacent to the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, May 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Calls for a Christian Economy Based on Community

May 25, 2022

The pope was speaking to members of the Global Solidarity Fund.