Pope Francis

July 8, 2013

'Lumen Fidei': Guidance for an Increasingly Irreligious World

In a clear, profound and beautiful way, the new encyclical explains why faith in God remains the only authentic way to make sense of life.

July 8, 2013

All Catholic Faithful Are Called to Be Missionaries, Pope Francis Says

The Holy Father’s July 7 Angelus address included a call to communion and fraternity.

July 5, 2013

14 things you need to know about Pope Francis’s new encyclical

July 5, 2013

Release of Pope Francis’ First Encyclical Stresses Beauty of Faith

Pope Francis said he is ‘deeply grateful’ to his predecessor for having almost completed the first draft of the encyclical, which he says is ‘meant to supplement what Benedict XVI had written in his encyclical letters on charity and hope.’

July 3, 2013

Take Courage in Your Weakness, Pope Francis Teaches

The Pope encourages Catholics to battle temptations by going to Christ with humility.

July 2, 2013

Vatican Bank Director, Deputy Announce Resignations

Since 2010, the management of the Institute for Religious Works has been working hard to bring processes in line with international standards for anti-money laundering.

July 2, 2013

Pope Francis' First Encyclical to Be Released July 5

The encyclical, begun by Benedict XVI and finished by Pope Francis, is entitled Lumen Fidei, which means 'The Light of Faith.'

July 1, 2013

Jesus Does Not Want ‘Remote-Controlled’ Christians, Pope Tells Pilgrims

June 30 Angelus in Rome

June 28, 2013

New Vatican Secretary of State May Be Appointed Soon

NEWS ANALYSIS: Vatican sources discuss a possible candidate for the new Vatican secretary of state.

June 28, 2013

Vatican ‘Ready to Cooperate’ in Investigation of Accountant

Vatican accountant was arrested June 28 for allegedly trying to move 20 million euros from Switzerland illegally into Italy.

June 28, 2013

Charity’s Rapid Growth Could Be Due to Pope’s Influence

Mary’s Meals vision for the future is that every child in the world should be able to receive at least one good meal every day.

June 27, 2013

Variety Gives Church Its Richness, Pope Francis Teaches

Pope Francis says the Church is the Temple of the Holy Spirit in which God works.

June 26, 2013

Pope Francis Personally Initiated Vatican Bank Commission

Pope Francis appointed a 'board' of five members to report to him about the legal position and the activities of the Religious Works Institute in order to 'harmonize the institute with the universal mission of the Apostolic See.'

June 26, 2013

Toddler’s Encounter With Pope ‘Unforgettable,’ Dad Says

The daughter of Alan Holdren, head of CNA’s Rome bureau, meets Pope Francis.

June 25, 2013

Fight Against Secularism Unites Jews, Catholics, Pope Says

Pope Francis said the Vatican II document 'Nostra Aetate' is the Church’s ‘key point of reference for relations with the Jewish people.’

June 24, 2013

Catholics Called to 'Daily Martyrdom,' Says Pope Francis

“Those who serve the truth serve Christ,” he said June 23.

June 17, 2013

Pope Tells Pilgrims: Selfish Living Leads to Slavery and Death

The Holy Father reflects on the gift of life and the God of Life.

June 14, 2013

A Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’? This Is Not the Focus of the Question

NEWS ANALYSIS

June 14, 2013

Pope Confirms Faith Encyclical Nearly Done

Pope Francis also stressed the need for the Church to address the crisis of the family.

June 13, 2013

Pope Targets Longing for Past, ‘Adolescent Progressivism’

The Pope says that the track the Church must follow is in continuous discernment of God’s will.

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