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Pope Francis led thousands of pilgrims in prayer for a Spanish missionary sister killed in Central African Republic. While greeting French pilgrims attending his weekly general audience in St. … more
Pope Francis condemned food waste, saying throwing away food is like throwing away people. “Waste reveals an indifference toward things and toward those who go without,” he said May … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO OF POPE FRANCIS. In a video recorded on the phone of the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to join the worldwide “Thy Kingdom … more
Pope Francis expressed his closeness to and prayers for the victims of a shooting at a Catholic Church in Burkina Faso, which claimed the lives of six people. “The Holy Father has learned … more
The task of journalism is to seek the truth, which requires humility and freedom of the press, Pope Francis told foreign correspondents working in Italy. “At a time when many spread fake … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Parishes and dioceses are now allowed to organize official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it must be clear that the Catholic Church … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world they need to send sisters on assignments that truly serve the Church … more
RELATED ARTICLE: Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for … more
Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly being impeded by Mexican officials from reaching the U.S. border. Those migrants … more
Reading the Bible and praying with it is “the best vaccine” against Catholic communities closing in on themselves or focusing only on self-preservation, Pope Francis said. God wants … more
As individuals and as a Church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love … more
Recalling Jesus’ death on the cross, Pope Francis led thousands on Good Friday in reflecting on the crosses of loneliness, fear and betrayal that crucify countless men, women and children in … more
The cross serves as a warning to the powerful and a message of hope for the poor and oppressed, said the preacher of the papal household. With Christ’s crucifixion, death and … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Just as Jesus always sought to be with the people to serve, teach and heal them, so, too, must priests always be in the midst of God’s people, … more
Jesus’ gesture of washing His disciples’ feet, an act once reserved to servants and slaves, is one that all Christians, especially bishops, must imitate, Pope Francis told hundreds of … more
Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outlining his thoughts … more
Pope Francis has asked an Italian nun, who has been on the frontlines in the fight against human trafficking, to write this year’s Way of the Cross meditations. Consolata Sister Eugenia … more
The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is “holy ground” that pastors and parents must respect, nurture and encourage, Pope Francis wrote in a new … more
If it wasn’t perfectly clear before, it had better be now. The sexual abuse of any minor or other vulnerable person is a crime against God and humanity, and any attempt to cover it up is as … more
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