Pope Francis

April 8, 2013

Pope: Find the Courage to Accept God’s Boundless Mercy

The bishop of Rome officially took possession of St. John Lateran April 7.

April 8, 2013

Pope Appoints Top Franciscan to Religious Life Department

Franciscan Father José Rodríguez Carballo appointed secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

April 5, 2013

Pope Francis Confirms Strong Stance Against Clerical Abuse

The Holy Father said that victims of abuse and their suffering are especially present in his thoughts and prayers.

April 5, 2013

Story of Pope’s Desire to Visit Sicily Emerges

Pope Francis, like John Paul II, invites guests to attend Mass in his private chapel and then invites them for breakfast.

April 4, 2013

Pope Francis and English as a Second (or Third) Language

Possessed of less linguistic fluency than John Paul II and Benedict XVI, the Holy Father is carrying out his papal public duties almost exclusively in Italian.

April 4, 2013

Pope’s Hug Embraced Everyone With Disabilities, Dad Says

Paul Gondreau said his son’s purpose is to love and to teach others how to love.

April 4, 2013

Pope Francis to Visit Rome’s Basilicas Before Pentecost

The Holy Father will canonize three saints, two of whom are Hispanics.

April 3, 2013

Pope Francis Prays at John Paul II’s Tomb

On the eighth anniversary of the Holy Father’s death, Pope Francis prays at the tombs of his predecessors who are buried in St. Peter’s Basilica.

April 2, 2013

John Paul II Seen in Pope Francis, Vatican Official Reflects

Msgr. Slawomir said the two popes are similar in their openness, in their simplicity in approaching people and in their prayer.

April 2, 2013

Pope Francis Prays at Blessed John Paul II's Tomb

Holy Father also stopped to pray at the tombs of Blessed John XXIII and St. Pius X.

April 2, 2013

Pope Stressed Christ-Centered Evangelization at Pre-Conclave Meetings

Then-Cardinal Bergoglio’s address during the general congregation meetings was made public with the Holy Father’s approval.

April 1, 2013

Easter at the Vatican, 2013

May the risen Christ guide you on the path of justice, love and peace, Pope Francis tells the faithful in his first message ‘urbi et orbi.’

April 1, 2013

Pope Francis Prays at St. Peter’s Tomb

Monday marked Pope Francis’ second visit to St. Peter’s tomb in the first month of his pontificate.

April 1, 2013

Pope Francis’ Ideas of What Is at the Heart of the Church


April 1, 2013

Easter Sacraments Offer Huge Potential for Renewal, Pope Francis Says

Holy Father encourages the faithful to receive the grace of the risen Christ at his first ‘Regina Coeli’ gathering.

March 31, 2013

Pope Francis' Easter Urbi et Orbi Message - Full Text

March 30, 2013

Pope Francis' Easter Vigil Homily - Full Text

March 29, 2013

Way of the Cross with Pope Francis at the Colosseum

March 28, 2013

How Should We Understand Pope Francis Washing Women's Feet?

March 28, 2013

Pope Washes Feet at Juvenile Detention Center

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